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Bishops process from the historic Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the modern basilica for a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in Mexico City Feb. 13. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
February 14th, 2016

Pope makes long-awaited visit to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico

Laying a bouquet of yellow roses in front of the image, Pope Francis sat in prayerful silence with eyes closed and head bowed. After roughly 20 minutes, the pope stood up, laid his hand on the image then spoke to 12,000 people in the basilica, with another 30,000 watching on screens outside.

February 14th, 2016

Pope Francis tells Mexican bishops to speak out on tough issues

Pope Francis demanded forceful denunciations of drug violence in Mexico from the country’s bishops, who have made timid statements on a tragedy that has claimed more than 100,000 lives over the past 10 years.

February 14th, 2016

Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice, dies

scalia cropScalia, a Catholic and native of Trenton, was the longest-serving justice on the Supreme Court. He died of apparent natural causes in West Texas Feb. 13 at age 79.

February 14th, 2016

Pope makes long-awaited visit to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico

Laying a bouquet of yellow roses in front of the image, Pope Francis sat in prayerful silence with eyes closed and head bowed. After roughly 20 minutes, the pope stood up, laid his hand on the image then spoke to 12,000 people in the basilica, with another 30,000 watching on screens outside.

February 12th, 2016

Catholic League Scoreboard: Boys’ and girls’ basketball

catholicphillysquarelogo-114x114See the schedules for upcoming playoff games and results of early-round contests, plus final regular season standings and All-Catholic selections in the Philadelphia Catholic League.

February 12th, 2016

A brotherly embrace brings pope and Russian patriarch together

“Finally,” Pope Francis told Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill Feb. 12 as they met in a lounge at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport. “We are brothers,” he told the patriarch, who replied, “Things are easier now.”

February 12th, 2016

Across the Aisles: St. Joseph Church, Collingdale

St. Joseph Parish marked its 100th anniversary with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput, parish pastor Father Thomas Sodano and other priest concelebrants on Saturday, Feb. 6. See our photo gallery.

February 12th, 2016

Scourge of human trafficking slowly moving out of the shadows

Even though slavery has been off the books in the United States for more than 150 years, the practice still exists in this country — and elsewhere.

February 12th, 2016

St. Cornelius ready for Lenten retreat, concert

The parish in Chadds Ford presents a Lenten retreat with David Haas and Lori True on Friday afternoon, Feb. 20, with a concert by the duo in the evening.

February 12th, 2016

Hatfield parish to host Lenten Speaker Series

St. Maria Goretti Parish begins its evening series with the presentation “From Exodus to Easter” on Thursday, Feb. 18, followed by two more talks by guest speakers on Feb. 25 and March 17.

February 12th, 2016

CRS Rice Bowl: The little box that goes a very long way

Dropping coins, and a bit more, into the donation box is a time-honored practice that serves poor people and builds community locally and around the world, writes CatholicPhilly.com editor Matthew Gambino.

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Across the Aisles: St. Joseph Church, Collingdale

St. Joseph Parish marked its 100th anniversary with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput, parish pastor Father Thomas Sodano and other priest concelebrants on Saturday, Feb. 6. See our photo gallery.

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  • Deacon Patrick Kelly, Father Patrick Brady (weekend minister), Archbishop Charles Chaput, Father Thomas Sodano (pastor), Msgr. Charles McGroarty (son of the parish and resident)
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  • Deacon Patrick Kelly
  • Msgr. Charles McGroarty (son of the parish and resident) and Father Thomas Sodano (pastor)
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  • Father Dennis Webber and Father John Hand, sons of the parish
  • Thomas Ohrt leads the entrances procession for the 100th anniversary mass of Saint Joseph Church in Collingdale.
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  • Pastor Father Thomas Sodano distributes Holy Communion.
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