Religious Jubilarian Mass 2013
Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated Mass for about 100 religious priests, sisters and brothers in the Philadelphia Archdiocese who are marking anniversaries of 25 years or more in religious life Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. This year 253 jubilarians in the archdiocese are celebrating their anniversaries. The […]
Catholic schools welcome back students for 2013-2014 school year
St. Katherine Day School receives a blessing on first day of school
Bishop Daniel E. Thomas offered a classroom blessing to students and staff for the start of the 2013-2014 school year at St. Katherine Day School in Wynnewood, Montgomery County. After the blessing Bishop Thomas gave each student a brown scapular and miraculous medal to wear. Christopher Mominey, chief operating officer of Faith in the Future […]
Catholic Charities USA in Philadelphia
Move In Day at St Charles Seminary
The College and Theology Division seminarians of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary returned to campus to mark the start of the academic year on Tuesday, Aug. 20 beginning with registration and moving-in to the dorms. This fall, over 40 new men will be entering seminary for the first time from approximately nine dioceses and religious orders, including […]
‘Summer Witness and Prayer’ draws pro-lifers in Philadelphia (video)
"Summer Witness and Prayer," the second annual pro-life summit of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, featured Archbishop Charles Chaput as celebrant for Mass on the morning of July 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.
Mass of Thanksgiving for Knights of Peter Claver
Almost 1,000 Knights and Ladies (especially the Ladies) of the Knights of Peter Claver filled the grand old cathedral on July 21 for the opening Mass of Thanksgiving as part of their annual convention, and first ever in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Most other events took place at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel.
Video: Local youths depart for World Youth Day in Rio
A delegation of young people from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia departed on a pilgrimage to Brazil on Monday, July 22 from St. David Parish in Willow Grove to participate in World Youth Day (WYD) with Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro through next week. This will be Pope Francis’ first appearance at World Youth Day […]
CatholicPhilly.com begins partnership with Salt + Light for video content
Beginning this week, CatholicPhilly.com presents programming from Salt + Light, a Catholic media organization based in Canada. The partnership will kick off by featuring the Catholic current affairs program “Catholic Focus,” as well as the recently debuted “Vatican Connections.” In the coming months, CatholicPhilly.com will also feature “The Church Alive,” currently still in production, which is […]