Young and old pray rosary together for peace over 4 weeks
How often do you see approximately 150 men, women and children attending a parish rosary devotion, at least in this day and age? That’s what happened at St. Christopher Parish in Northeast Philadelphia on the four Tuesday evenings in October.
Ryan girls take Catholic League soccer title after perfect season
Not only did Archbishop Ryan top Archbishop Wood for the championship 3-0 Oct. 26, the Ragdolls allowed only one goal all season – in the semifinal game. It was Ryan goalie Jazmin Gonzalez’s 54th career shutout, a school record.
Vikings eke out Catholic League soccer title
Roman Catholic and Archbishop Wood could not have played their Catholic League boys soccer championship any closer. In the end, a penalty kick decided the game and the season in Archbishop Wood Vikings’ favor, 1-0 — see our photo gallery.
Founded to heal women overseas, these sisters continue the mission
The Medical Mission Sisters, whose North American headquarters are in the Fox Chase section of Northeast Philadelphia, celebrated their 75th anniversary in the archdiocese Oct. 27 with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Chaput. His predecessor, Cardinal Dougherty, invited them to Philadelphia.
Medical Mission Sisters mark 75th anniversary
In 1925 Mother Anna Dengel saw the need for women medical professionals to heal women and children in then-Pakistan, where women were forbidden to be treated by male doctors.
See our photo gallery on the celebration of their 75 years in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, Oct. 27.
On Tuesday nights, 150 parishioners pray rosary for peace
Parishioners of St. Christopher Parish in Northeast Philadelphia gathered in large numbers to pray the rosary together Tuesday, Oct. 28 as they do every Tuesday night. See our photo gallery.
Find God in the people caught in one crisis or another
Columnist Effie Caldarola knows it’s been a bad year for news — from unaccompanied immigrant children to ISIS extremists to persecuted minorities — she advises we remember the poor people in these crises, and that God is with them.
Muslim-Catholic dialogue on Iranian weapons focuses on arms policies
Seven months after a delegation of U.S. bishops quietly met with Iranian religious leaders, their efforts appear to be on track to continue a dialogue on nuclear weapons and the role faith leaders may have in influencing arms policies.
‘Live your life by faith,’ ESPN football analyst tells Catholic group
Football may be Herm Edwards’ forte, but in a keynote address to Catholic school supporters in the Diocese of Sioux City, he talked about his Catholic faith and education.