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Across the Aisles — St. Philip Neri Church

Naomi McLaughlin (left) and Anna Henderson bring up the offertory gifts to Father James Oliver. Posted on July 29th, 2014

Parishioners of St. Philip Neri Parish in the Queen village section of Philadelphia worshiped at the 4:30 Saturday evening vigil Mass.


Hundreds venerate relic of St. John Paul II

JPIIIMG_6585 Posted on July 23rd, 2014

The Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul welcomed hundreds of Catholics after all Masses July 19-20 for veneration of a relic of the late pope, who was canonized last spring. See a photo gallery by CatholicPhilly.com photographer Sarah Webb.


Theology of the Body gathers 700 for study, discussion

Sister Mary Elizabeth leads a group discussion July 10 titled "Theology of the Body and the New Feminism," which was one of 10 discussion groups during the congress. Posted on July 14th, 2014

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. See the photo gallery by CatholicPhilly.com photographer Sarah Webb.


Fortnight for Freedom closes with Mass, call to preserve religious freedom

Posted on July 7th, 2014

See a photo gallery from the Mass at the National Shrine in Washington, where lay men and women, families, priests, deacons, and consecrated men and women religious filled the Upper Church for the Mass. Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington was the principal celebrant and Louisville Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz was the homilist.


‘Across the Aisles’ at Corpus Christi Parish

The archbishop incenses the monstrance during the first stop of the procession. Posted on June 24th, 2014

On the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi Parish in Lansdale celebrated its 50th anniversary Sunday, June 22 with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput. Parishioners also joined in an outdoor eucharistic procession.


Children celebrate Blessing of the Summer in Philadelphia

From left, Ameerah Bell, Kamora Eskridge, Madison Simpson and Breyona Harris-Konata proudly show off their new necklaces to help remind them of peace this summer. Posted on June 23rd, 2014

Children from the West Oak Lane neighborhood of Philadelphia spend part of their summer at St. Athanasius School where they receive healthy meals and learn how to become peacemakers in their community. See a photo gallery by Sarah Webb.


North Philadelphia priest comes home to celebrate first Mass

FrOIMG_9694 Posted on June 18th, 2014

Father Richard Owens, a Mercy Vocational High School graduate, was ordained a Capuchin Franciscan priest in Pittsburgh on June 7. Father Owens celebrated his first Mass June 15 at Our Lady of Hope Church in North Philadelphia, along with priests who have influenced his vocation and the Sisters of Mercy who staff Mercy Vocational.


Welcome Center helps America’s newest arrivals

They've come to America and Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood from all over the world, where they have found help from the Sisters of St. Joseph at the Welcome Center. Posted on June 16th, 2014

The Sisters of St. Joseph’s project in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood provides aid of all kinds to residents, but especially services to immigrants. See our photo gallery of the center by Sarah Webb


‘Across the Aisles’ at Holy Martyrs Church, Oreland

Bishop Daniel Thomas sprinkles the people with holy water during the Mass. Posted on June 13th, 2014

Holy Martyrs Parish in Oreland, Montgomery County, welcomed Auxiliary Bishop Daniel E. Thomas for a parish visit and as celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 8. CatholicPhilly.com brings back the Across the Aisles photo feature of parish life, which regularly appeared in the former Catholic Standard and Times. (Photos by Sarah Webb)


Permanent deacons ordained in rites at cathedral

Deacon Joseph W. Bernauer Jr. makes the promises of his ordination to Archbishop Chaput. Posted on June 10th, 2014

Archbishop Charles Chaput ordained seven men to the permanent diaconate Saturday, June 7. Accompanied by their wives, the men will begin their service as ordained clergy in parishes of the Philadelphia Archdiocese. (Photos by Sarah Webb)


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