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World Meeting of Families 2015 icon unveiled

Posted on September 9th, 2014

People filled the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul Sept. 7 for a Mass in which the official image and prayer for the 2015 World meeting of Families in Philadelphia were unveiled publicly for the first time. Archbishop Chaput celebrated the Mass and led the event, which drew parishioners and priests from across the [...]

September newsletter: Office for Hispanic Catholics

Posted on September 8th, 2014

See the September newsletter from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s office that serves Latino Catholics.

Los Hispanos y el futuro de la iglesia catolica

Posted on September 8th, 2014

Al llegar el mes de la herencia hispana, que empieza el 15 de Septiembre, la iglesia tiene mucho que celebrar. Única entre las mayores denominaciones cristianas en los Estados Unidos, la iglesia católica continúa creciendo y la mayor parte de ese aumento consiste de hispanos o latinos. No obstante, ese pueblo no siempre ha recibido buena bienvenida.

Una lección en prioridades

Posted on September 8th, 2014

Aquí en casa, la lucha con el mandato HHS ahora se decidirá en los tribunales. Pero a la larga, como nación, tendremos la medida de libertad religiosa que merecemos basado en el tipo de personas que elegimos para la oficina federal-algo que debemos recordar en un año electoral. Y en cuanto a los cristianos que sufren en el Medio Oriente, debemos verlos como miembros de nuestra propia familia cuyo testimonio humilla y exige la solidaridad de todos nosotros.

New art beautifies Limerick church

Posted on September 5th, 2014

Watch a video of the Mass and blessing ceremony that followed for the installation of two new icons on the exterior of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church. (Video by Sarah Webb)

Chestnut Hill school prays before starting school

Posted on September 3rd, 2014

Over 200 students, families and staff of Our Mother of Consolation School held its annual Prayer Convocation Sept. 20, the night before the school year began. Watch our video of the festivities.

St. Joseph Parish, Spring City

Posted on September 1st, 2014

Prayers, fellowship and good food were all shared by members of St. Joseph Parish in Spring City, Chester County, on Sunday, Aug. 24. View photos from the mass here. (Video by Sarah Webb)

‘Hurricane’ drops into local summer camp

Posted on August 21st, 2014

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.

Hospice patient awarded Purple Heart

Posted on August 21st, 2014

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.

Catholic Social Services hosts picnic for kids (video)

Posted on August 21st, 2014

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.

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