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The entire Waltrich clan including mom and dad, Paul and Margaret Anne, with their 15 children and 48 grandchildren, on a summer day at their Hatboro home.
July 2nd, 2015

How to make raising 15 children look easy

If you’re inviting the Waltrich family of Hatboro over for a barbeque, you’re going to need a bigger yard for all those kids, their spouses and 48 grandchildren. The latest in CatholicPhilly.com’s Faithful Families series tells how Paul and Margaret Anne hadn’t planned on such a big brood 55 years ago, but they made a hectic household a loving home.

July 3rd, 2015

Families march on the 4th to tout Catholic education

One of the nation’s oldest Independence Day parades in Glenside, Montgomery County, will feature marchers from 10 area Catholic schools.

July 3rd, 2015

Across the Aisles: St. Cyprian Church

The Igbo Nigerian Catholic Community celebrated 10 years in St. Cyprian Parish, Philadelphia, and two archbishops came for a special Mass.

July 3rd, 2015

Local youth groups attend Steubenville retreat

Six groups of young Catholics attended the Steubenville Youth Conference at Franciscan University at Steubenville, Ohio, June 19-21.

July 2nd, 2015

Local events slated for the Year of Mercy

logo for the Holy Year of MercyA worldwide focus on the mercy of God, which Pope Francis called to begin Dec. 8, will include events throughout the year in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

July 2nd, 2015

God’s voice, through prophets and Jesus, calls us back

Msgr. Joseph G. Prior Msgr. Joseph Prior points out the sad obstinacy of people in this Sunday’s Mass readings to repent and respond to God’s invitation, for their own good.

July 2nd, 2015

Readings of the holy Mass – Fourteenth 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.

July 2nd, 2015

Bring the pope home from World Meeting of Families’ store

The Pope Francis bobble-head figurine is now available at the World Meeting of Families' store. The official retail website featuring more than 200 items, including a bobble-head of Pope Francis, launched this week.

July 2nd, 2015

Dominican Republic court ruling to revoke Haitians’ citizenship decried

A Dominican Republic court decision rescinding the citizenship of Haitians born in that country “has caused a moral and civil outcry against this seemingly unjust law,” Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said at a special Mass.

July 2nd, 2015

10 reasons why going to church can make you feel better

Everybody has reasons for going to Mass. Here are writer Shannon Bowen’s top 10. She hopes to change the recent and unfortunate steady decline in Mass attendance.

July 2nd, 2015

Setting goals to pave a path toward a dream

Maureen Pratt Revelations from newspaper articles and recent health studies suggest that setting goals may be the best thing for your mind, body, and soul.

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Across the Aisles: St. Cyprian Church

The Igbo Nigerian Catholic Community celebrated 10 years in St. Cyprian Parish, Philadelphia, and two archbishops came for a special Mass.

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