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March 27th, 2015

Thoughts for the beginning of Holy Week

Chaput-suit-portrait-outline-for-web-smallBefore the Triduum begins this year, Archbishop Charles Chaput relates the powerful witness of a friend who prayed with homeless men in Philadelphia one Good Friday long ago.

March 27th, 2015

Thoughts for the beginning of Holy Week

Chaput-suit-portrait-outline-for-web-smallBefore the Triduum begins this year, Archbishop Charles Chaput relates the powerful witness of a friend who prayed with homeless men in Philadelphia one Good Friday long ago.

March 27th, 2015

Archbishop Chaput announces clergy changes

Ten clerical appointments were made public today, March 27, including three changes at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

March 27th, 2015

Four of six Catholic League teams capture state titles

In Roman Catholic’s AAAA state championship win last weekend, an injured senior thought he was done for the year — until the coach put him in near the end of the game.

March 27th, 2015

Holy Week opens with the king of obedience, not acclaim

Msgr. Joseph PriorMsgr. Joseph Prior comments on the readings for Palm Sunday and traces Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as a king, then his trial and crucifixion — which is his triumph.

March 27th, 2015

Readings of the holy Mass – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

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.

March 27th, 2015

When cohabiting couple visits, it’s time to take a stand

Father Kenneth DoyleFather Ken Doyle advises a man who will host his nephew and his girlfriend that moral principles suggest a heart-to-heart discussion before the visit.

March 27th, 2015

The seedlings of spring bear lessons for life

Maureen PrattMaureen Pratt has her seedlings off to a good start. Their growth has her thinking of how all good things grow, and how weeds also can arise.

March 27th, 2015

House caucus recognizes ‘vital role’ prayer plays in life of the nation

At a time usually dedicated to last-minute Metro dashes, black coffee and the ever-ubiquitous doughnut table, a group of people gather for fellowship in the nation’s capital.

March 27th, 2015

Stations of the Cross

Catholic parishes traditionally celebrate this devotion on Fridays during Lent. CatholicPhilly.com will present this online stations of the cross each Friday for the benefit of visitors’ spiritual growth in the Lenten season.

March 27th, 2015

On Romero Day, leaders get to know the poor

Sr-Scullion-excerptSister Mary Scullion, Archbishop Charles Chaput, Mayor Michael Nuttler and other business and civic leaders met poor people in the region Monday, marking Archbishop Oscar Romero’s death.

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Mass for Persons with Disabilities

See scenes from the Mass celebrated by Archbishop Chaput March 21 at the cathedral.

  • Steven Cartwright and his mohter Linda, from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church, hold hands as they pray the Lord's Prayer AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaa
  • Michael Frye along with fellow Roman students volunteer to assist those in need before and after mass. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Archbisohp Chaput greets Karen Collins after mass AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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  • Archbishop Charles Chaput offers a blessing as he greets the employees and residents of St. Edmond's Home for Children, Rosemont, during the Mass for persons with disabilities March 21 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia. (Sarah Webb)
  • Members of the deaf community sign along during mass AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Connor and Patti Lynn Fitzgerald AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Archbishp Chaput greets Joe Sickora and his friend Mary Dressler from St Monica Parish AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Jack and Eddie from Don Guanella share a smile during mass AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Jimmy from Don Guanella prays during mass AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Mary from Divine Providence chats with the Archbishop after mass AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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  • Archbishp Chaput stop after the recessional to greet the men of Don Guanella AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Men of Don Guanella served the mass AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Mary Jo from Divine Village holds the book during mass AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa
  • Sr. Kathleen Schipani AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Catholic Community Children's Choir lend their vioces to the mass AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaa
  • Maria Dewan from St Francis Xavier recives communion from Archbishop Chaput AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Patricia from Divine Providence Village recives communion AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Shane from St Edmond's Home for Children gives a kiss to Mary Flounders who is the camp director's assistant. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Helen from Divine Providence Village AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaa
  • Dolores from Divine Providence Village turns to offer her friends a sign of peace AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA