Teen moms find skills and sisterhood at St. Vincent’s
The Mother-Baby residential program, an outreach of Catholic Social Services, provides housing, education and life skills for at-risk young women, preparing them for the challenges of parenthood.
Local Hispanic Catholics nearing final steps of V Encuentro process
Archbishop Chaput joined hundreds of Latino clergy, religious and lay leaders Jan. 20 for a day-long session in the multi-year process of planning for the future of Hispanic Catholic ministry in the U.S.
Delco parish hosts interfaith prayer service in honor of MLK Day
At St. John Chrysostom Parish in Wallingford, 900 people of various faiths united to "build a beloved community" of peace. Archbishop Charles Chaput presided over the gathering, which marked its 35th year.
Bishops consider plans to revitalize appeal of a Catholic education
Catholic bishops are looking to "transform" Catholic schools in response to decades of declining enrollment that has forced hundreds of schools to close since 2005.
Virginia Catholics discuss how to face ‘sin of racism,’ dismantle it
Just over five months after a violent white supremacy rally shook Charlottesville -- and the nation -- to its core, more than 80 area Catholics gathered to discuss racism and how to face it, dismantle it and advance toward equality for all.
Fourth annual OneLife LA draws thousands to celebrate life at all stages
The crowd gathered for the fourth annual OneLife LA Jan. 20 at Los Angeles State Historic Park in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate "the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death."
Support families, human dignity, pope tells global leaders at Davos
"Now is the time to take courageous and bold steps for our beloved planet. This is the right moment to put into action our responsibility to contribute to the development of humanity," he told corporate and political leaders.
In-flight nuptials: Pope didn’t glide over church requirements
Pope Francis' decision to convalidate the marriage of two flight attendants in the air sent waves of turbulence through the Catholic blogosphere, where respected canon lawyers and pastors raised serious questions about the pope sending a message that marriage wasn't so serious.
Tension escalates on India-Pakistan border
More than 40,000 villagers have fled their homes since Indian and Pakistani soldiers began exchanging fire across their borders.
Go slowly to praise or condemn our flawed, famous men
A new book about Ulysses S. Grant shows him as both hero and flawed man with impressive virtues. That is the best we can hope from the people we praise, writes John Garvey, as we weigh the evidence.
How can the church support young people during the ‘defining decade’?
The shift to "delayed adulthood" in the U.S. means that pastoral approaches to youth need to be rethought, writes Jonathan Lewis. More than ever, parishes should closely accompany young adults through their 20s to enable them to discern God's will for their lives.
Assisted suicide: It’s about all of us
"Terminal diseases" like depression, lack of wealth and old age can lead to a quick death under Oregon's physician assisted suicide law, writes Richard Doerflinger. That is why it's a matter of justice for all of society.
Calendar of Events
Addictions Mass coming to St. Eleanor Church
The parish in Collegeville will host the Mass, plus confessions and adoration, on Saturday morning, Jan. 27. Participants will draw strength from one another in the power of faith for those suffering from addiction.
Northeast Catholic High School celebrates 50th reunion
Falcons from far and wide will flock together in June 2018 for an evening of dinner, dancing and reminiscing.
Lenten contemplative morning invites mercy into the stillness
The three-hour session will offer participants the chance to contemplate God's mercy, and the mysteries of Christ's cross, more deeply.
‘Den of Thieves’ fails to steal the show
Violent and profane, the bank robbery farce leaves little evidence of a plot, and even less justification for the admission fee.
Jesuit’s Bible guide can benefit both individuals, study groups
A book such as this one is welcome, especially because it is designed for both individual and group use. You don't need to join a Bible study class to benefit from this book; you can go through it on your own.
‘Hostiles’: The guilt of a nation writ on every heart
Every character in this Western shows an overwhelmingly sensitive conscience about the genocide of Native Americans and how they'll be regarded by history. Violence and racism are portrayed realistically, without mythology or joy.