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March 6th, 2015

Cardinal Egan, retired archbishop of New York, dies at age 82

The late cardinal died suddenly of cardiac arrest March 5. Archbishop Charles Chaput offered condolences and the prayers of the faithful of the Philadelphia Archdiocese to the cardinal’s family and the New York Archdiocese.

March 6th, 2015

Archbishop offers prayers for murdered city cop

The archbishop responded to the shooting death of Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III on Thursday, March 5. “I offer my prayerful condolences to his family, his fellow officers, and all those who mourn his loss.”

March 6th, 2015

Help ‘baptized non-Christians’ return to life of faith, pope says

Catholics need to reach out to Christians who have forgotten or walked away from their faith, Pope Francis told about 7,000 members of the Neocatechumenal Way today in Rome.

March 6th, 2015

Cardinal Egan, retired archbishop of New York, dies at age 82

The late cardinal died suddenly of cardiac arrest March 5. Archbishop Charles Chaput offered condolences and the prayers of the faithful of the Philadelphia Archdiocese to the cardinal’s family and the New York Archdiocese.

March 6th, 2015

Governor says pro-life laws can ‘change America by changing states’

The life debate is not just a “Catholic thing,” but rather a natural law and human rights issue, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas said in an interview, citing state laws limiting certain abortion procedures.

March 6th, 2015

Vatican official for U.N. urges all countries to abolish death penalty

The Catholic Church firmly opposes the death penalty and urges all states to move toward its abolition, said the Vatican’s permanent observer to United Nations agencies. He cited the teachings of the past three popes.

March 6th, 2015

Charismatic conference to celebrate gifts of Holy Spirit

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal group in the Philadelphia Archdiocese will host its 35th annual conference on Saturday, March 28. The speakers, Mass and prayers aim to “harness the power of the Holy Spirit in people’s lives.”

March 6th, 2015

In Pope Francis, church is reaching the world’s ‘seekers’

An international group of philosophers, sociologists and theologians discussed how to renew the church in a secular age, and many said that is exactly what Pope Francis is doing.

March 6th, 2015

Mom wonders about priest’s stipend for wedding

Father Ken Doyle covers the issues of how much money to give the priest celebrating a wedding Mass, where the money goes and other considerations in his weekly Q&A column.

March 6th, 2015

Evolution of death: How church teachings shifted on capital punishment

An author argues that St. Pope John Paul II set the foundations for declaring capital punishment always morally and ethically wrong — and in doing so, broke with 2,100 years of church tradition.

March 6th, 2015

Today’s teaching on the family

See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”

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Across the Aisles: St. Monica Church, Berwyn

Father Charles Zlock, pastor of St. Monica Parish in Berwyn, Chester County, celebrated the vigil Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent on Saturday, Feb. 28. See our photo gallery.

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