Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput regarding the terrorist attack in Istanbul
Once again, the global community has been confronted with extreme violence committed by those who spread terror through evil.
Our Lady of Port Richmond School receives $60K grant
The award by the Philadelphia School Partnership will allow the Catholic regional school in Philadelphia's Port Richmond neighborhood to renovate classrooms and expand its special education program.
At 100, St. Andrew’s is seeing impressive growth
Celebrating its centennial, the Drexel Hill parish plans to build a new gym and center. Its school, eyed for closure just five years ago, is growing fast due to an innovative tuition model that may soon preclude a parish subsidy.
Relics of Sts. Thomas More, John Fisher draw crowds in Minnesota
Relics of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, whose lives spanned the 15th and 16th centuries, were viewed at the cathedral June 26 as part of a national tour coinciding with the Fortnight for Freedom.
Bishops’ long-held goal of preserving net neutrality upheld in court
The U.S. bishops have long held that net neutrality -- the concept of treating all traffic on the internet the same -- was necessary for a well-functioning society.
Sainthood cause of Kansas priest who was chaplain takes a step forward
Six historical consultants of the Vatican Congregation for Saints' Causes met in Rome recently and approved the historical documents submitted by the Diocese of Wichita on behalf of Father Kapaun's cause.
Where silence should reign: Pope will pray, not speak, at Auschwitz
During his trip to Poland for World Youth Day, Pope Francis will go to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp. He said he wants to go alone and say nothing.
Duterte sworn in as Philippine president, vows to listen to the people
Rodrigo Duterte, a controversial town mayor dubbed "Dirty Harry" and "The Punisher" for his tough stance on crime, was sworn in as the 16th president of the Philippines June 30.
Syrian church personnel meet to better confront humanitarian crisis
The training session near Beirut was meant to help Catholic charities and dioceses better plan and implement the aid work they are doing "in the context of the crisis of the Middle East."
People and Events
St. Joseph/St. Robert School announces graduation honorees
After the eighth grade class of the Catholic school in Warrington attended their graduation Mass June 8, several awards and certificates were presented to members of the class.
Holy Cross School announces awardees, scholarship recipients
The graduating eighth grade class of the regional Catholic school in Collegeville ended the school year with a Paris-themed party and many honors for academics and service June 14.
Families gather to say goodbye to St. Francis de Sales School
The Aston, Delaware County parish school closed after 121 years on June 16, preceded by a dinner celebration of remembrance and the graduation ceremony for the last eighth-grade class.
Liturgy highlights migrants and refugees during the Year of Mercy
Watch our video of a jubilant prayer service June 21 in which Archbishop Chaput led faithful from many cultural backgrounds in prayerful celebration at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, South Philadelphia.
Prayer service in South Phila. heeds Pope Francis’ call to remember migrants
Archbishop Charles Chaput led a gathering June 21 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church for about 400 faithful representing many cultures in the archdiocese. The pope asked every diocese to highlight the issue of migration.
Catholic League’s boys play in the big leaguers’ park
The Carpenter Cup Classic offered a chance for some of the Philadelphia region's best players to compete at Citizens Bank Park, including the Catholic League team which fell in the final game.
Fear closes, prayer opens believers to God’s surprises, pope says
Prayer is "the main way out: the way out for the community that risks closing up inside itself because of persecution and fear," he said during a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica June 29.
If church prayed to convert Russia, why not pray for Islamic extremists now?
Father Ken Doyle reviews the history of prayer for "the afflicted people of Russia," and why we should continue to pray to end violence while respecting the Muslim religion. He also pans the use of names for communicants.