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Watch a video of Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz teaching 31 children about weather forecasting and weather events including tornadoes and, of course, hurricanes, during a recent visit to Casa del Carmen in North Philadelphia.
It was a long time coming, but William “Ron” Arpino, 82, a hospice care patient at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook, who was diagnosed with only weeks to live, was presented with the Purple Heart he earned on a battlefield in Korea 61 years ago — watch a video of the presentation.
More than 950 children who attend one of 10 Out of School Time summer programs run by Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia enjoyed a day of fun and games last month at Neshaminy Shore Picnic Park. Watch the video by Sarah Webb.
At the conclusion of Masses recently at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, there was a blessing with the saintly pope’s relic and prayers asking for his heavenly intercession — watch a video of the devotions.
See the August newsletter from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s office that serves Latino Catholics.
Debemos agradecer a Dios de una manera especial por el don de su amor, al celebrar el Cuerpo de Cristo, encarnado en su Hijo; por la presencia real de Cristo en la Eucaristía; por el agua viva que encontramos en la Sagrada Escritura; y por el testimonio cristiano de aquéllos cuyas vidas nos dejan vislumbrar la belleza de Dios mismo.
Watch as Damon tells his story during the final keynote address of the Theology of the Body Congress on July 11.
The International Theology of the Body Congress took place last week, July 9-11, in Philadelphia to study and share thoughts on the Theology of the Body developed by Pope St. John Paul II. Watch a video on the congress by CatholicPhilly.com photographer Sarah Webb.
See the July newsletter from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s office that serves Latino Catholics.
Esta semana los católicos estadounidenses observamos la tercera anual Quincena por la Libertad (21 de junio-4 de julio). La Quincena existe para recordarnos el don tan excepcional que tenemos en las garantías de libertad religiosa de nuestra nación.