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Mardi Gras: In New Orleans, and around the world

A reveler performs during the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro Feb. 8. (CNS photo/Sergio Moraes, Reuters) Posted on February 9th, 2016

On Fat Tuesday communities from Louisiana, U.S.A., to Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines marked festivities one day ahead of Ash Wednesday — see our photo gallery.


Across the Aisles: Boy Scouts’ Mass

Logan Schott Troop 219 Posted on February 9th, 2016

Boy Scouts and their leaders from across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia came together in prayer on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul for a special Mass. See our photo gallery.


Catholic Schools Week: St. Aloysius School

Sixth grader Andrew Devinui prays the rosary along with fellow students. Posted on February 5th, 2016

The 247 students of St. Aloysius School in Pottstown, Montgomery County, observed the week to celebrate Catholic education by holding a special “Living Rosary” on Thursday, Feb. 4.


Archdiocese showing faith in future of Catholic schools

FIFIMG_9683 Posted on February 5th, 2016

Faith in the Future Foundation agreed Thursday, Feb. 4 to continue its schools’ management partnership with the Philadelphia Archdiocese through 2022. See our photo gallery of the event.


Inside Mother of Mercy House, and streets of the city

Father Joseph Devlin, co-coordinator of Mother of Mercy House, celebrates daily Mass Jan. 26 in the mission. Posted on February 4th, 2016

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s newest urban mission brings worship of God and care for one’s neighbor right to the streets of Kensington. See a photo gallery.


Hallahan students spread cheer and charity at Holy Family Home

Margie Sonnie, Hallahan class of '42, was particularly happy to have Anna Hanlon, class of '18, and Maura Hrynczyszyn, class of '16, and their fellow classmates visit and perfrom where she resides at Holy Family Home. Posted on February 3rd, 2016

During Catholic Schools Week, the students of Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School delivered coffee they’d collected for elderly nursing facility residents, and spent time entertaining the residents. See our photo gallery.


A special moment with Pope Francis’ Philly Fiat

Donna Farrell, Executive Director for the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015, takes a selfie with Bishop John J. McIntyre, David Kelleher, Chairman of the 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show, and students from the special needs schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Posted on January 29th, 2016

The car pope Francis used to get around Philadelphia during his visit to the city was auctioned Friday night, but not before a group of special education students got a look at the car.


Catholic Charities Appeal begins ‘A New Vision’

CCAIMG_8693 Posted on January 29th, 2016

Archbishop Charles Chaput led the kickoff of the 2016 appeal, the largest annual fundraiser of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Jan. 28. See our photo gallery of the event at St. Katherine Day School.


Historic storm leaves its mark on region

Snow12552832_1750021068553096_7048763110104722182_n Posted on January 25th, 2016

One of the Philadelphia area’s biggest snowfalls on record dumped up to two feet of snow over the weekend, and residents spent their Sunday digging out from the blizzard. See our scenes from Montgomery County.


Luminaries light the way for life

Students from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School place luminaries for life at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center along a wall facing 17th Street in Philadelphia. Posted on January 22nd, 2016

Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre led a prayer service at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center Thursday, Jan. 21, on the eve of the March for Life in Washington. Luminaries will be a reminder to Philadelphians of the sanctity of life.


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