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People review some of the 150,000 prayer ribbons placed at the Knotted Grotto display at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. (Bob Kelly)
October 9th, 2015

Many prayers and dollars help Francis Fund ‘undo the knots of poverty’

The Knotted Grotto at the cathedral in Philadelphia is coming down but it will live on at two new Project HOME residences in the city, thanks to $1.4 million raised to honor Pope Francis’ commitment to the poor.

October 9th, 2015

Jesus describes high cost, big reward, of discipleship

Msgr. Joseph G. PriorMsgr. Joseph Prior explains the Gospel reading for this Sunday in which Jesus calls a rich man to sacrifice his wealth for the Kingdom of God, and what doing so means for us.

October 9th, 2015

Readings of the holy Mass – Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 9th, 2015

Good news from synod: God’s mercy and forgiveness are for all

The heart of the Synod of Bishops on the family is the challenge of discerning ways to reach out with God’s mercy to people, who might not be perfect, and to help them move closer to perfection, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington.

October 9th, 2015

Villanova U to host panel on Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis

The panel discussion — free and open to the public — on Oct. 21 at the university will focus on several factors concerning the crisis, and what people can do to help.

October 9th, 2015

Pope Francis, St. Teresa and prison ministry on tap for young adults

Theology on Tap Northeast continues its speaker’s series this fall. The events welcome young adults in their 20s and 30s to gather for an evening of casual eating, drinking and faith-related discussion.

October 9th, 2015

Our Lady of Fatima honored at St. Paul Church

The parish in East Norriton will hold its 20th annual commemoration of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima on Monday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the church with a candlelight rosary, procession, prayers and refreshments to follow.

October 9th, 2015

Healing Mass celebrated in Wayne

St. Katharine of Siena Church will host a healing Mass Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

October 9th, 2015

Craft fair in Doylestown benefits Catholic school

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School will host its 37th annual Holiday Craft Fair on Satursday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8.

October 9th, 2015

Family life isn’t all bad, synod members say

The first week of the Synod of Bishops on the family ended with near unanimous calls to be more positive in describing family life today. There were also widespread questions among participants about the work they are expected to produce.

October 9th, 2015

Archbishop Chaput joins in synod observation

At the Synod of Bishops on the Family currently underway in Rome, bishops have come together in small groups to study the working document that presents the issues under discussion. Archbishop Charles Chaput issues the following report critiquing the document’s first section.

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A great time was had by kids at World Meeting

About 1,600 children and teenagers enjoyed the activities, fun and music offered in the Youth Congress at the World Meeting of Families last week. See our photo gallery.

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