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November 25th, 2014

Archbishop to celebrate Mass for start of Advent, with family theme

All families coming to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul this Sunday, Nov. 30, will receive a replica of the 2015 World Meeting of Families icon to be blessed by Archbishop Chaput. The official hymn for the World Meeting will also debut.

November 26th, 2014

Release of Guantanamo detainees appears to be on upswing

The recent releases of several men from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is seen as a sign that other transfers are in the works by advocates for the more than 140 men still being held.

November 26th, 2014

Shula’s lifetime commitment to Catholic education, other causes honored

His legacy is established as one of the greatest NFL coaches who in the early 1970s twice led his team, the Miami Dolphins, to Super Bowl victories and in one case — 1972 — an unprecedented perfect winning season.

November 26th, 2014

Pope Francis superhero in ‘I Believe in Mercy’ manga-style comic book

The publisher Manga Hero specializes in combining two seemingly disparate things: comic books in the Japanese, or manga, style and Catholic subject matter.

November 26th, 2014

Comprehensive account of Salem witch trials offers lessons for today

Autumn’s hard frosts and shortening days invite contemplation of our mortality. But for our 17th-century Puritan forebears, the veil between this world and the next fluttered in the slightest breeze. This was, after all, an age when people still believed in magic.

November 26th, 2014

The world will end with peace, not annihilation, Pope Francis says

Believing in eternity and in the final establishment of the kingdom of God, Christians throughout history — starting with the disciples — were filled with questions such as when the end will come and what will happen to the created world, Pope Francis said.

November 26th, 2014

Evangelize in cities without fear of pluralism, says pope

The church must evangelize in the world’s big cities “without fearing pluralism” or ceding to discrimination, said Pope Francis in his message to an international evangelization conference in Barcelona, Spain.

November 26th, 2014

First world day against human trafficking set for February

The first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking has been announced for Feb. 8, the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave who eventually was freed and became a Canossian nun.

November 26th, 2014

Widowhood and Christmas

As I head toward my second Christmas as a widower, I now know the challenges begin with Halloween.

November 26th, 2014

Parish craft fair and Christmas bazaars

St. David’s in Willow Grove, St. Ignatius in West Philadelphia and Sacred Heart in Clifton Heights all are hosting events in early December.

November 26th, 2014

Christmas concert

The Immaculata Symphony and Immaculata University Chorale presents the annual Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 7 on the university’s campus.

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The Prep prevails in AAAA Catholic League championship

The Hawks topped La Salle Nov. 14 at Northeast High School for the league’s division title. See our photo gallery from the game.

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  • LaSalle #1  FS Senior Mike Crone, Prep #17 WR Senior Justin Montague
  • Prep #45 RB LB Junior Joe Dumond, LaSalle #14 QB Senior Kyle Shurmur
  • Prep #7 RB DB Soph De'Andre Swift, LaSalle #19 Dan Capreri
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  • Olamide Zaccheaus of St. Joseph's Prep follows a block and stiff-arms a defender for a gain, helping his Hawks beat La Salle in the Catholic League's AAAA division championship Nov. 14 at Northeast High School. (Sarah Webb)Olamide Zaccheaus of St. Joseph's Prep follows a block and stiff-arms a defender for a gain, helping his Hawks beat La Salle in the Catholic League's AAAA division championship Nov. 14 at Northeast High School. (Sarah Webb)
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