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Sara Martin helps her daughters Natalie (left) and Addison pray the rosary Oct. 28 at St. Christopher Church, Philadelphia. (Sarah Webb)
October 30th, 2014

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.

October 31st, 2014

It just takes one to win

The Catholic League boys’ soccer championship Oct. 28 came down to a penalty kick in the second overtime. Matt McWilliams nailed it for Archbishop Wood, besting Roman Catholic 1-0.

October 31st, 2014

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.

October 31st, 2014

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.

October 31st, 2014

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.

October 31st, 2014

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.

October 31st, 2014

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.

October 31st, 2014

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.

October 31st, 2014

Readings of the holy Mass – All Souls

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.

October 31st, 2014

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.

October 31st, 2014

‘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.

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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.

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  • Archbishop Wood's boys' soccer team celebrates their Catholic League title victory over Roman Catholic Oct. 28 with a cheer and a kiss of the championship plaque. (Sarah Webb)Archbishop Wood's boys' soccer team celebrates their Catholic League title victory over Roman Catholic Oct. 28 with a cheer and a kiss of the championship plaque. (Sarah Webb)
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