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Philadelphia groups witness for life in Washington

A large group from St. Andrew Parish in Newtown, Bucks County, pauses during the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Posted on January 26th, 2015

Contingents from schools and parishes plus individuals from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia traveled to the nation’s capital last Tuesday for the 42nd annual March for Life. See our photo gallery of scenes from the march.


A first for St. Joseph: 19th century mural placed on historic register

The detail of the 19th century painting, "The Angelic Exaltation of Saint Joseph into Heaven." Posted on January 23rd, 2015

For the first time, the Philadelphia Historical Commission has conferred historical certification on a piece of sacred art — the ceiling-mounted painting at Old St. Joseph Church, Philadelphia’s oldest Catholic church.


In week of Christian unity, diverse faithful pray together

Davis Dambly and Garth Terrelonge (Episcopal community) Posted on January 21st, 2015

Clergy and faithful from several Philadelphia church communities and the Cathedral Parish met Jan. 20 to sing hymns, reflect on Scripture readings and show their commitment to unity and solidarity in the Gospel.


Archbishop Chaput joins clergy, faithful on Dr. King’s Day

MLKIMG_8876 Posted on January 20th, 2015

The faithful filled St. Barbara Church in West Philadelphia for a prayer service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 19, the national holiday of service and remembrance of the civil rights leader.


Archbishop Chaput visits prisoners at Philadelphia jail

CFCFIMG_0820 Posted on January 20th, 2015

Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Northeast Philadelphia hosted a pastoral visit and Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput last week. See our photo gallery on the visit, which highlighted the archdiocese’s prison ministry.


Across the Aisles: St. Francis de Sales Parish

IMG_9739 Posted on January 16th, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated the 125th anniversary Mass at the West Philadelphia church — see scenes from the Mass by CatholicPhilly.com photographer Sarah Webb.


Scenes from the Mass honoring religious educators

Religion Ed Mass IMG_9457 Posted on January 13th, 2015

Archbishop Chaput handed out the awards honoring milestones of service in parish religious education programs, encouraged the catechists in his homily and received a top award for his own efforts.


Holy Spirit Church hosts last Sunday Mass

St George IMG_0061 Posted on January 13th, 2015

The Baptism of the Lord last Sunday was a fitting occasion for two baptisms celebrated at St. George Parish using holy water from Holy Spirit. There was sadness but little anger over the decision to end Sunday Masses at Holy Spirit.


Feast of St. John Neumann

SJNIMG_9039 Posted on January 8th, 2015

The celebration at St. Peter the Apostle Church included the blessing of a new atrium for small ceremonies and other events at the church.


Across the Aisles: B.V.M. Parish, Darby

BVMIMG_8618 Posted on January 6th, 2015

The community of Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Darby, Delaware County, recently hosted Archbishop Charles Chaput for a pastoral visit and celebration of the Mass.


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