Archbishop Chaput's column
Thoughts on the Synod: Becoming a Hedgehog
Archbishop Charles Chaput shares the insight of a young man about to be ordained a priest. Young people need Christian witness, and to find rest in Jesus from the world's noise.
Thoughts on the Synod: A Thirst for Mentoring
In the first in a series, Archbishop Charles Chaput shares the comments of a young woman in Philadelphia who asks how the Catholic Church can encourage mentors for today's youth and young adults.
Fallen-away Catholics get fresh look at the church at St. Cyril’s
A team of two lay persons and the pastor of the parish in Jamison, Bucks County have offered a six-week program for the past 11 years to help Catholics take the first step back, no matter how long they've been away.
Clergy assignment changes announced
Archbishop Charles Chaput has announced assignment changes for 46 priests and four deacons in parishes, schools and institutions of the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
Catholics among 59 arrested during ‘pray-in’ at U.S. Capitol
Catholics arrested said they willingly gave up their freedom for a few hours to object to widespread racism, voter suppression, anti-immigrant policies and inaction on poverty around the country.
Baltimore priest suspended over allegations of child sex abuse from 1970s
Father Luigi Esposito, pastor at Our Lady of Pompei Church in Baltimore, was serving as associate pastor at Our Lady of Pompei when the alleged abuse occurred.
‘Mary is heart of the church,’ archbishop says in homily on new feast day
Mary is a part of Christ's "mission from the beginning," Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said in his homily for the Mass celebrating the church's new feast, Mary, Mother of the Church.
Abuse survivor says pope told him God loves him the way he is
Juan Carlos Cruz said his homosexuality and how it brought about further suffering was something he discussed with the pope during the private meeting.
Pray for families, receive an indulgence, Vatican says
An indulgence is a remission of the temporal punishment a person is due for sins that have been forgiven.
Confirmation gives Catholics strength to be led by God, pope says
"Every one of us has the Spirit within us. The Spirit is in our heart, our soul," the pope said May 22 at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square.
Calendar of Events
Fake news on the agenda at annual Foley Symposium
The May 24 forum at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, which is open to the public, celebrates World Communications Day. The Cardinal Foley Media Award will go to the late Tim Russert, host of NBC's "Meet the Press."
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish sets day of fun in South Philly
The first annual parish festival will begin with Masses on Sunday, June 10 and continue all day with a concert, string band performance, tours of the historic church, food and fun activities for the whole family.
Holy Hour for Life with the Sisters of Life
The Sisters of Life invite you to join us for a special Holy Hour for Life. Come and pray before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and with the missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Music will be by the Sisters.
Ensemble cast marches on, despite threat of cancellation
Like the characters of a TV series, the apostles needed a dramatic appearance by the Holy Spirit to energize them, writes Gina Christian on the feast of Pentecost. That cast knew their departed lead, Jesus, was always with them.
Cures for ‘chronic news funk’
As a news junkie, Greg Erlandson sees the perils in reading too much news -- and getting angry over it. He suggests a few ideas to balance information with rest, including a news fast.
The need to raise priestly vocations among Hispanic Catholics
In the U.S. there are about 11,000 Hispanic Catholics for every Hispanic active priest -- the ratio for the total U.S. Catholic population is about 2,000 Catholics per priest, writes Hosffman Ospino.
All Catholics announced for spring Catholic League teams
Sports columnist John Knebels compiles the 2018 first, second and third-team All-Catholics in baseball and boys' lacrosse.