Phila. priest-chaplain named bishop for military archdiocese
Bishop-elect Joseph Coffey, 58, will serve the global force of American military personnel after his March 25 ordination in Washington. He has served for 17 years with the Navy on ships and in active combat zones.
March for Life: Voices from Philadelphia
Listen to several Philadelphia-area participants -- including teens, parents, religious and a pro-life feminist -- speak about why they attended the 2019 March for Life.
In D.C., Philadelphians choose life — and march for it
A contingent of some 3,000 mostly young faithful from the Philadelphia Archdiocese traveled to Washington Jan. 18 for the March for Life, witnessing against abortion and in support of women.
N.Y. bishops decry new law that expands abortion
The state's Catholic conference and bishop of the Albany Diocese rebuked the Catholic governor for promoting and signing a law that not only expands abortion but may restrict pro-life nurses, physicians and health care facilities.
Massgoers pray for conversion of hearts as New York expands abortion
The Jan. 22 Mass and a Holy Hour that preceded it were timed to coincide with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signing of the Reproductive Health Act, legislation that effectively removed restrictions on abortion in New York.
At Red Mass, cardinal offers a spiritual view of ecology, work, politics
Cardinal Peter Turkson offered Hawaii's civil servants a consecrated view of work, politics and environmental stewardship in his talk at Hawaii's Red Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu.
Panamanian prelate to World Youth Day pilgrims: Make the adults nervous
If there was a common denominator, aside from the Christian faith, that united most pilgrims heading to the opening Mass for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama, it was that each person, in his or her own way, faced a challenge back home.
Marginalized take center stage at World Youth Day 2019
Instead of highlighting the problems faced by youth in the world's richest or most populous countries, one of its first events focused on the plight of populations most of the world rarely sees or comes across: the indigenous.
Mexican bishops pray, priests celebrate funerals after pipeline explosion
Mexico's bishops offered prayers for the victims of an explosion in which dozens of villagers in the central state of Hidalgo perished after rushing to get some of the gasoline gushing from what appears to have been an illegally tapped pipeline.
School choice: Good deal for Pa. families and taxpayers
Sean McAleer breaks down the objections to school choice, during the national week dedicated to it. Studies show it saves states money and doesn't undermine public education.
A parent’s Christmas survivor ritual
Greg Erlandson is a proud parent of young adults who, after becoming responsible and productive, come home for Christmas forgetting every social skill they learned. He shares the grief and love of the empty nester.
Nothing about us without us
George Weigel worries that this year's synod on the Amazon region may lead to ordaining mature lay men priests. But decisions bearing on everyone should involve as global a reflection as possible.
In the Eucharist, we reach the peak of worship
Part four of a seven-part series of articles and videos on the Mass from our partner Catholic News Service delves into the what Catholics say they believe -- the Nicene Creed -- and the deep mystery of the eucharistic prayer.
The eucharistic prayer: Culmination of mystery made manifest
Instead of succumbing to the bewilderment of bread becoming Christ's body, one should be drawn into a deeper relationship with God by understanding the words and parts that comprise the eucharistic prayer.
Ancient creed makes impact on contemporary world
The Nicene Creed recited at every Sunday Mass reminds believers of our core beliefs and, with its repeated "I believe" affirmations, challenges us to zero in today on faith’s foundations.
Calendar of Events
St. Anselm Parish readies 4th annual ‘19154’ 5K run
The Northeast Philadelphia parish hosts a 5K race, a one-mile walk, and a kids' fun run on "Superbowl Saturday" each year -- this year, Feb. 2 -- on a chip-timed, certified course through the neighborhoods.
Spring Craft Show
The Spring Craft Fair, sponsored by the Ladies' Association of Conwell-Egan (L.A.C.E.), will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the school.
HMS Band headlines Coffee House Contemplative
Contemplative folk music by a group of local musicians is coming to Cranaleith Spiritual Center on Sunday, Feb. 17. Hear the band and enjoy coffee and snacks.
Hope speaks through best, worst of life in ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
Abiding love and family ties carry the day in this film adaptation of a James Baldwin novel, in spite of an unfair legal system that attempts to deny black men their humanity. Joy finds a way to co-exist with gloom.