Video Features

Video message urges politicians to respect religious freedom

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz has released a video statement inviting all Catholics to take time in the final weeks before the presidential election to reflect on the founding principles of the United States and on Gospel truths.

Hispanic Heritage Mass

Watch our video from the Mass at the cathedral, including a procession of flags of the many countries from which Latino Catholics hail.

St Matthew Church parish center blessing

Auxiliary Bishop Michael Fitzgerald visited St. Matthew Parish, led by Father Thomas Heron, pastor, to celebrate Mass and dedicate the newly renovated parish center on Sunday, Sept. 25. The multi-million dollar renovation of the former parish school included new conference rooms, a parish hall for social functions, and space for a successful preschool based at the […]

Vincentians celebrate 200 years of services in the United States

Priests, bishops and seminarians of the Congregation of the Mission celebrated a Mass with religious and lay faithful at the Miraculous Medal Shrine Sept. 24. The first 13 Vincentian priests arrived in America in 1813, and began their ministry in Philadelphia, especially in Germantown, in 1841. Read about the Mass and the congregation’s past and […]

Project Rachel brings healing support to Archdiocese of Philadelphia

At a news conference at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center on October 3, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. announced the launch of Project Rachel,  a post-abortion ministry that seeks to provide healing to women and men whose lives have been affected by the decision to abort a child. Read more about the announcement here.

St Edmonds Home marks 100th anniversary

The residential program for children with intellectual and physical disabilities, based in Rosemont, celebrated its centennial with a Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. Watch below and view photos from the mass here. (Video by Sarah Webb)

El punto de vista del Obispo Ricardo Ramírez sobre la contribución de los pobres

El libro del obispo es del poder único de los pobres, escribe Moises Sandoval. Hoy y siempre, los inmigrantes han sido una ventaja para nuestro país.

Black Catholics’ Office sponsors Revival 2016 in Phila.

The pews of the venerable Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul were filled with joyful, prayerful Black Catholic faithful for a two-day revival Sept. 26-27 -- watch a video.

AbbeyFest draws thousands for rocking music fair

Abbey Faith and Music Festival brought teenagers, young adults and parents to the grounds of Daylesford Abbey in Paoli for a big party including games, food, time for prayer and some of the biggest names in Christian pop music all day long and into the night.

In thanksgiving for a saint with ties to Norristown

Watch our video of a Mass of thanksgiving celebrated by Bishop John McIntyre for the Missionaries of Charity's founder Sept. 20 at St. Patrick Church in Norristown.