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Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week

Posted on July 21st, 2010

By Cardinal Justin RigaliArchbishop of Philadelphia
July 25-31 is an important week in the life of the Church since it commemorates Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week. This [...]


Posted on July 8th, 2010

By Cardinal Justin Rigali
Various types of processions are very much a part of our liturgical and devotional life, and so we reflect on their significance this week.Frequent [...]

The missionary spirit of the Church

Posted on June 23rd, 2010

By Cardinal Justin Rigali
The spirit of the Church is always one of “mission,” and so we dwell on that aspect of her identity this week.
The Most Blessed [...]

The closing of the Year of the Priest

Posted on June 16th, 2010

Last Friday, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, was the closing of the Year of the Priest, which began on that same feast one year ago. Let us take that as our topic this week.
The [...]

Mental health difficulties

Posted on June 10th, 2010

I am frequently in contact with those who suffer from mental health difficulties and those who love and care for them, and so I take this opportunity [...]

The Church in China

Posted on June 3rd, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI recently called upon the entire Church to pray for the Church in China, designating May 24 as a special Day of Prayer for that purpose. In light of that, we make the [...]

Combating misinformation: The myths surrounding abortion

Posted on May 26th, 2010

There are certain erroneous points, which are sometimes presented as facts, when discussing the question of abortion. This week, let us take a look at them.
When information becomes misinformationIn the United States we have a [...]

Love of country

Posted on May 20th, 2010

By Cardinal Justin RigaliArchbishop of Philadelphia
As we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day, when we recall those who died in the service of our nation, we have the [...]

According to God’s plan: New priests

Posted on May 13th, 2010

By Cardinal Justin RigaliArchbishop of Philadelphia
Saturday, May 15, is the day of the Ordination of our new priests for [...]

Giving a soul to the Internet

Posted on May 6th, 2010

By Cardinal Justin RigaliArchbishop of Philadelphia
The Italian Bishops’ Conference recently sponsored a program called: “Digital Witnesses: Faces and Languages [...]

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