Seminarians mix it up with area young adults for Frisbee fun
It wasn't all about winning the April 21 Cassock Classic tournament at St. Charles Seminary, but about connecting college-age men and women with the men who may be their future priests.
Young adults hear of tackling adversities with prayer
In a Theology on Tap event at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, NFL sales executive Matt Falcone told about 300 people that although injuries cut short a football career at Temple, he found his calling through prayer.
Volunteers honored for giving thousands of hours to serve others
The archdiocese honored the more than 4,100 individuals who annually donate their time to Catholic Social Services' agencies in the five-county area. The volunteers remind clients, "You really are never alone.”
Through a youth group and a magazine, man hears God’s call
Manuel Flores wasn't especially religious, but he joined a teen PREP program while attending vo-tech school. Against all odds and with help from friends old and new, he will be ordained a priest next month.
New abbot leads ‘ministers of peace and reconciliation’ for church
Norbertine Abbot Dominic Rossi, newly elected head of Daylesford Abbey, aims to "strengthen and heal this unity we have in Christ" and help everyone to enter "into communion with Christ.”
Demonizing immigrants hardens American heart, says cardinal
Newark Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin said he worries that reducing the number of immigrants, particularly refugees to the U.S., and demonizing them should be of concern to a country that has been historically a welcoming place.
U.S. Supreme Court shows some support to Trump’s travel ban
Comments made during the hourlong oral arguments April 25 in Trump v. Hawaii emphasized national security reasons for Trump's action.
Bishops throw support behind another bill to protect undocumented youth
In a statement, Bishop Joe S. Vasquez, of Austin, Texas, voiced his support for what's called the USA Act, or "Uniting and Securing America" Act of 2017.
Survivor hopes papal meeting will bring end to ‘culture of abuse’
"I hope I can convey the pain of thousands of people who are still suffering, and that this is the beginning of the end of this culture of abuse and this culture of cover-up among bishops," Juan Carlos Cruz said.
Nicaraguan bishops accept mediation role
Protests in Nicaragua have claimed 25 lives and left more than 400 injured -- the product of a heavy-handed crackdown, human rights observers allege.
Pope to host ecumenical prayer for peace in the Middle East
Pope Francis will travel to Bari, the southern Italian Adriatic port city, July 7 to host a day of reflection and ecumenical prayer for peace in the Middle East.
Calendar of Events
Talk explores Italian Augustinian ministry in South Phila.
The next American Catholic Historical Society event is Sunday, May 6. Augustinian Father Michael Di Gregorio will speak on the Augustinian mission to the Italian community, which dates back to 1897.
Sacred Heart in Clifton Heights to reopen Thrift Shop
The Delaware County parish will offer a bake sale, refreshments and many new items every Saturday and Thursday in May at the shop located in the rectory basement.
Good Shepherd Catholic School’s 5th Annual Golf Outing
It's a great way to enjoy a day of golf and support the students of GSC!
Christ the King Parish honors five members at gala
The Northeast Philadelphia parish held a party to induct five current or former parishioners into its Hall of Fame.
Priests celebrate anniversaries at seminary Mass
Jubilarians celebrating their anniversary of priestly ordination gathered April 13 for the annual Alumni Jubilarian Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, with Archbishop Chaput as main celebrant.
Priests enjoy fellowship, prayer together in Malvern
Archdiocesan priests came together for a retreat and workshop April 12 at Malvern Retreat House that included time for shared prayer, reflection and camaraderie.
What I learned at the presynod gathering
Wife, mother and youth minister Katie Prejean-McGrady learned firsthand at a Rome meeting how sharing and living the Catholic faith happens best: in community and in dialogue.
A little boy meets a pastor, then the trolls come out
When Pope Francis comforted a boy asking whether his dead father is in heaven, some were moved to tears and others to jibes. Greg Erlandson wonders about some of our pew mates, and everyone's call to joy.
Catch sights and sounds from Concert of Excellence
Watch our video of the annual concert featuring musicians and singers from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
How ‘Nova basketball gets with the (spiritual) program
Anthem, the archdiocesan youth and young adult ministry, sat down with Father Rob Hagan, chaplain of the Villanova Men's basketball team, to discuss faith at the core of the winning program.