Prayers for Father, from his spiritual mother
The ladies of the Spiritual Motherhood for Priests program having been praying every day for priests in the archdiocese since 2012. They are close to the goal of one anonymous woman praying for each priest and seminarian.
Archbishop announces clergy changes in archdiocese
Four priests and one permanent deacon have changes of assignment in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, Archbishop Charles Chaput announced Oct.25.
Cardinal O’Hara aces its match against Bonner-Prendergast
The Lions topped the Pandas three games to none in a Philadelphia Catholic League volleyball victory Oct. 11 -- see our photo gallery from the match.
Pro-lifers mark 40 Days for Life with prayer, witness
Dozens of pro-lifers from the Philadelphia area gathered this week outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in center city as part of the 40 Days for Life national observance.
Pope: The kingdom of God grows through meekness, not rigidity
God's kingdom is not a well-organized structure where only strict adherents of the law can enter but a path that is walked upon every day with meekness and docility, Pope Francis said.
People rigidly bound to the law often live double life, pope says
God's law was made not "to make us slaves but to make us free, to make us children" of God, he said in his homily during Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae Oct. 24.
Senior honored for career milestone in Catholic League volleyball
Cardinal O'Hara senior Charlee Borcky set a school record with 148 career aces, and well-wishers celebrated before the Lions took on Delaware County rival Bonner-Prendergast in a league playoff tune up.
Debate shines spotlight on candidates’ views on abortion and more
The final debate between the presidential nominees Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton Oct. 19 featured testy exchanges about abortion, immigration and gun control.
Critics of Congolese relief project got it wrong, CRS says
Catholic Relief Services says claims that it took part in contraceptive distribution as part of a Congolese aid project were based on a lack of clarity in reports. The bishops of Congo and the U.S. backed CRS' work.
School official says ‘synergy’ of strategies reason for bigger enrollment
Not just once, but now two years in a row, enrollment in Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Omaha has grown by hundreds of students.
Voter education resources
In advance of Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8, CatholicPhilly.com presents a slate of materials to inform voters on the positions of candidates for public office.
Final resting place: Vatican releases instruction on burial, cremation
Professing belief in the resurrection of the dead and affirming that the human body is an essential part of a person's identity, the Catholic Church insists that the bodies of the deceased be treated with respect and laid to rest in a consecrated place.
Christians, Hindus can support families of hope, Vatican says
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Bishop Miguel Ayuso Guixot extended their best wishes to the world's 1.1 billion Hindus for the feast of Diwali, a three-day religious festival, which was to begin Oct. 30 in most parts of the world.
At election time, remember the things that really matter
We can and we will have better election campaigns because our future depends on it, writes Jesuit Father William Byron. He suggests shortening the process to six weeks and to getting money out of politics.
‘Rise,’ and overcome your doubts
In his review of pop star Katy Perry's new song "Rise," Charlie Martin writes that God has placed his divine purpose into all of our lives. We can trust that even if our goal becomes elusive, God will guide us.
When overextended teens burn out, their health suffers
Just as burnout happens with adults, teens can be affected by stress, lack of sleep and constant emotional and physical overexertion. Maria-Pia Negro Chin suggests healthy habits to put balance in your life.