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July 30th, 2014

Child migration crisis is complex, local experts agree

Leaders in the Philadelphia Archdiocese who work on the issue of 55,000 unaccompanied minors trying to immigrate to the United States trace the root causes of the crisis, and say a turning point may come from the Obama administration in September.

July 30th, 2014

St. Francis Country House threatened by potential shooter

St. Francis Country House in Darby, Delaware County, was the scene of police activity Wednesday afternoon, July 30, after a Darby man made threats of gun violence at the nursing facility and the adjacent Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

July 30th, 2014

Father Bongard named new head of Roman Catholic HS

Father Joseph W. Bongard, a 1977 graduate of the center city archdiocesan high school, will become its new rector and president Aug. 1. He returns to the school he led as rector from 2006 to 2010 before serving as vice rector of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood for the past four years.

July 30th, 2014

Clergy changes announced

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput announces the following appointments effective as noted.

July 30th, 2014

Child migration crisis is complex, local experts agree

Leaders in the Philadelphia Archdiocese who work on the issue of 55,000 unaccompanied minors trying to immigrate to the United States trace the root causes of the crisis, and say a turning point may come from the Obama administration in September.

July 30th, 2014

How priests can minister to people of same-sex attraction

Father Joseph Quindlen and other priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia attended the recent Courage International conference and learned how to be ministers of mercy in the “field hospital” that is the Catholic Church.

July 30th, 2014

Report shows rising number of people displaced because of faith in 2013

Millions of Christians, Muslim and Hindus as well as people of other faiths were displaced by violence or threats because of their religious practice or for not holding any religious belief, said the 2013 Report on International Religious Freedom released July 28.

July 30th, 2014

Cuando «Dios es amor» tiene un rostro humano

Debemos agradecer a Dios de una manera especial por el don de su amor, al celebrar el Cuerpo de Cristo, encarnado en su Hijo; por la presencia real de Cristo en la Eucaristía; por el agua viva que encontramos en la Sagrada Escritura; y por el testimonio cristiano de aquéllos cuyas vidas nos dejan vislumbrar la belleza de Dios mismo.

July 30th, 2014

Neumann-Goretti HS welcomes new president

Bruce Robinson has been named president of SS. John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School and John Murawski executive director of alumni relations at the archdiocesan high school in South Philadelphia.

July 29th, 2014

Across the Aisles — St. Philip Neri Church

Parishioners of St. Philip Neri Parish in the Queen village section of Philadelphia worshiped at the 4:30 Saturday evening vigil Mass.

July 29th, 2014

Pope Francis reveals top 10 secrets to happiness

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis’ secret recipe for happiness — see the full list.

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Across the Aisles — St. Philip Neri Church

Parishioners of St. Philip Neri Parish in the Queen village section of Philadelphia worshiped at the 4:30 Saturday evening vigil Mass.

  • Jim DelBello follows along with the readings at Mass.Jim DelBello follows along with the readings at Mass.
  • Organist Kelly Lanza plays the music to help parishioners lift their praises to God in song.Organist Kelly Lanza plays the music to help parishioners lift their praises to God in song.
  • Cantor Joanna Pascale leads the congregation in song.Cantor Joanna Pascale leads the congregation in song.
  • Pat Panzera prays along with fellow parishioners.Pat Panzera prays along with fellow parishioners.
  • Rosa Agliata prays during Mass.Rosa Agliata prays during Mass.
  • Naomi McLaughlin (left) and Anna Henderson bring up the offertory gifts to Father James Oliver.Naomi McLaughlin (left) and Anna Henderson bring up the offertory gifts to Father James Oliver.
  • William Hundzynski serves at the altar for Mass.William Hundzynski serves at the altar for Mass.
  • Julia and Bernadette Niebling pray with their mother Caroline (center) during Mass.Julia and Bernadette Niebling pray with their mother Caroline (center) during Mass.
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  • Father James Oliver, parish pastor, elevates the host at the consecration during Mass.Father James Oliver, parish pastor, elevates the host at the consecration during Mass.
  • Extraordinary minister of holy Communion Madeline Eells offers the precious blood to Joe Hundzynski.Extraordinary minister of holy Communion Madeline Eells offers the precious blood to Joe Hundzynski.
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  • The exterior of St. Philip Neri Church, located at 218 Queen Street in Philadelphia.The exterior of St. Philip Neri Church, located at 218 Queen Street in Philadelphia.
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  • Lector Jeff Omaña proclaims the Word of God during Mass.Lector Jeff Omaña proclaims the Word of God during Mass.