Democrat: To gain seats in Congress, party must make room for pro-lifers
The head of Democrats for Life of America, speaking during her party’s convention in Philadelphia, believes up to a third of Democrats are pro-life but they are abandoning their party.
Learning of homelessness at the library — not by books, but by men
Some men who used to live on Philadelphia's streets, including the Ben Franklin Parkway, spoke July 26 at a Project HOME forum at the Free Library on that very street. They described the hope in their lives today.
Pro-life Democratic governor’s family, Catholic faith motivate his politics
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards received an award July 27 named for former Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey, once derided by national Democrats. “I am a proud Democrat and very proudly pro-life,” Edwards said in Philadelphia.
Foregoing a speech, Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims in silence, prayer
Sitting with head bowed and eyes closed, Pope Francis arrived July 29 at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp, an area now blanketed by green fields but a site of one of the worst atrocities in human history.
Pope’s private meeting leaves Polish nuns ‘filled with happiness’
"The Holy Father expressed his own joy, and thanked our order for its joint common prayers -- our hearts are full of huge gratitude," Sister Olga Maslanka said.
Archbishop Chaput's speeches
Archbishop Chaput talks with World Youth Day pilgrims
In a series of speeches this week Archbishop Charles Chaput addressed some of the thousands of young people gathered for the global youth festival in Krakow, Poland. See the outlines for his remarks July 27-29.
Trump’s rhetoric worrying to Boston cardinal
"It's very easy to stir up resentment and to blame groups of people," Cardinal Sean O'Malley told Irish media. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said the U.S. has become "a dumping ground" for immigrants.
Charges against Planned Parenthood video creators dropped
A Texas district attorney cleared David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt who created a series of undercover videos last year alleging Planned Parenthood affiliate officials discussed selling fetal tissue and organs.
Under motto ‘Unity and Charity,’ Catholic Daughters holds convention
With more than 1,300 courts, or chapters, in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Peru, Guam and the Virgin Islands, the Catholic Daughters has become an international organization.
The call to fear and isolationism needs witnesses like Edith Stein
Effie Caldarola is worried by our political season but encouraged by the "better angles of our nature" and other Good Samaritans. Perhaps at no time in recent history have we needed those witnesses more.
An eternity in heaven: Never-ending sameness, or the answer of our lives?
It has not been a great summer for politics or peace. But for Eric Banecker it’s been a comparatively good summer for music. One song has him wondering about life, its purpose and where it’s ultimately heading.
Across the Aisles: St. Mary Parish, Schwenksville
Parishioners of the Western Montgomery County parish gathered for the 4 p.m. Mass Saturday, July 16 as their pastor, Father Louis Bellopede, was main celebrant.
Across the Aisles: St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish
Father Paul Brandt, pastor, led the unveiling of the official name change from Blessed to Saint Teresa of Calcutta following Saturday evening Mass July 16. The parish in Limerick was founded 10 years ago.
Live in virtue for a life worth remembering
Msgr. Joseph Prior reflects on this Sunday’s Scripture readings that teach how to put the things of this world into perspective, and to seek the things above.
Readings of the holy Mass – Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.
Tongue-tied over his sins, reader could never make a good confession
The church's compassionate guidelines on the sacrament of penance can help a priest and a penitent "rejoice in the Lord's presence and relax in the assurance of his mercy," writes Father Ken Doyle.
Piazza acknowledges his Catholic faith at Hall of Fame induction
Phoenixville native Mike Piazza said the faith passed on by his mother "has had a profound impact on my career and it has given me patience, compassion and hope." In 16 seasons he hit the most home runs of any catcher in history.
Delaware Catholic high school grad heads to third Olympics in field hockey
Katelyn Falgowski played in a field hockey state championship match in high school and won two NCAA titles in college, but going for Olympic gold takes her game to another level.