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Catholic leaders urge prayers, unity after attacks in Spain

Although the Islamic State group claimed credit for attacks in Barcelona that killed 13, "local Muslims are just as shocked and horrified as everyone else," said the dean of the city's cathedral.

For 20 million Africans, conflict added to drought means famine

The worst food crisis in 70 years is impacting people in four African nations where church-led groups and others are providing humanitarian assistance. The crisis is made worse by ongoing wars and poor infrastructure.

St. Teresa of Calcutta Community Festival

The ninth annual festival offers a wide range of fun for all ages, including rides, games, live music, raffles, and refreshments.

Requiem Mass for girl who met Pope Francis

On August 22, Holy Martyrs Parish in Oreland will remember Philomena Stendardo, the Philadelphia girl whose battle with brain cancer inspired a social media campaign for prayer and led to a visit with Pope Francis.

Catholic grandparents group plans conference in August

The Philadelphia Catholic Grandparents Association will sponsor a day-long conference Aug. 26 at St. Charles Seminary, with a focus of learning, sharing, prayer and support for grandparents.

Priestly vocations and formation topic of Cardinal’s Forum

Archbishop Chaput and two professors in moral theology and communications will discuss the formation of today's priests in the annual forum Aug. 28 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Blood drive coming to St. Joseph Parish

The Collingdale, Delaware County parish will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Sept. 7. Donors in September may receive a coupon for a free haircut.

Delaware County Pregnancy Center Walk for Life

The two-mile walk through Ridley Creek State Park will be followed by food, music and festivities.

Feast of Our Lady of Good Health Vailankanni at Miraculous Medal Shrine

The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal will host the annual celebration, which honors an image of the Blessed Mother from Vailankanni, India -- often referred to as the "Lourdes of the East."

Join video stream of State of Vocations Address on Facebook

Learn how you and your parish, school, family and community can help create a culture of vocations in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by watching the Facebook Live event on Tuesday, Aug. 22.