Archbishop Chaput's speeches
Building a culture of religious freedom
For our integrity and that of our country, it's important to fight for our convictions in the public square, Archbishop Chaput said at the recent ADF Summit. But the greater task is to live what we claim to believe by our actions.
Seminarians gear up for bike tour to 10 local parishes
In the new initiative "Biking for Vocations," a small group of men from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary will ride their bikes through three counties in the Philadelphia Archdiocese to speak and pray with parishioners.
Local clergy, pastoral workers react to threatened ICE raids
Large-scale deportation operations of undocumented immigrants, scheduled for the July 13-14 weekend, failed to develop as announced. Yet the fear inspired by such efforts was no less real, according to those who serve migrants in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
Educator Career Fair invites teachers to consider Catholic schools
A job fair hosted by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be held July 17 at Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor, where Catholic school officials will interview candidates for school positions.
Pew report on religion restrictions gives U.S. bad marks in key areas
The Pew Research Center's annual report on restrictions on religion worldwide showed the United States had the worst scores in the Americas in three of the eight categories Pew surveyed.
Trump administration to apply ‘third country’ rule for asylum-seekers
The Trump administration announced the U.S. departments of Justice and Homeland Security are adopting an interim "third country rule" requiring immigrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to first apply for refugee status in another country.
Mother Cabrini’s ministry to immigrants called ‘more essential’ than ever
St. Francis Xavier Cabrini took to heart Jesus' greatest commandment to love God and love one's neighbor by tending to those most in need -- children, the sick, orphans and "most of all" immigrants, said New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.
Cardinal fears Iraq could be caught in middle of a U.S.-Iran conflict
Iraq's Christians are struggling after destruction of their ancestral lands by Islamic State militants and the current growing encroachment by Shiite militias on their towns, following years of sectarian violence convulsing Iraq.
Detroit Catholics help save iconic church of their twin parish in Ontario
Since its founding as a mission of Ste. Anne Oct. 3, 1767, Assumption has been the cultural home of Catholicism in Windsor and western Ontario. Just about every parish west of Montreal can trace its history to the church.
Love of God, love of neighbor are tied together, pope says
Praying that Catholics would understand and act on "the inseparable bond" between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela.
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How to journey with youth who have drifted from the faith
Young people aren't storming out of the Catholic Church; they're simply walking away. In this episode of Inside CatholicPhilly.com, Oblate Father Thomas Dailey shares how can an ancient faith speak to a new generation by evangelizing in fresh, relevant ways.
A massive clean up for the crisis of fatherhood
As Father Eric Banecker reads a new novel about a wayward father, he thinks about abusive spiritual fathers in the church. The grace of renewal marks the way forward, even if it is painful and slow.
Behold, the real world beyond the screens
"Behold" announces the holy, and in today's world of distractions, we should take time to put down our phones and behold those we love -- to hold them in holy attention, writes Laura Kelly Fanucci.
Icons on ammo boxes
George Weigel reviewed a Ukrainian Catholic art exhibit in Philadelphia that shows the transformation of the lethal into the life-giving, even as they support healing from persecution here and now.
Calendar of Events
Anthem Live: Summer Edition coming to Center City
Cut through the noise and find space to hear God speak. Join us Thursday night, July 18 at St. Patrick's Church near Rittenhouse Square for a night of adoration, confession and worship music.
Letter Writing Campaign to Elected Officials with Catholic Young Adults of Chester County
Join CYACC (Catholic Young Adults of Chester County) as they gather to write letters to our elected officials advocating for ethical law.
St. Anne Novena
Daily Novena Services at 3:00 PM and 7:00 pm. Veneration of the Relic of St. Anne after each service. Church is handicapped accessible.
Viewers won’t forget ‘Rolling Thunder Revue,’ even if Bob Dylan does
The fascinating Netflix film is, as they said in the '60s, a "put on," but it's also an insightful look at Dylan's 1975 tour at a time when many Americans had become disillusioned.
Rare exhibit of Jesuit artists’ work in China displayed in Washington
Visitors to Smithsonian art museums in Washington got a special treat this summer when an exhibit on Chinese empresses also featured a rare display by two Jesuit missionaries whose artwork was in the past largely seen only by royalty and high government officials.