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Do a spiritual recharge, hear a big-name speaker locally

Some of the top Catholic evangelizers and teachers today are coming to churches, schools and shrines within the Philadelphia Archdiocese in coming weeks. See our list of inspiring speakers and events.

Australian bishops: Increase minimum wage to support low-paid workers

"Neither employers nor governments are doing enough to support low-paid Australians, and particularly Australian families," the bishops said.

Counselors offer ‘loving sources of hope’ for women seeking abortions

Sidewalk Advocates for Life's mission is to train and support volunteers "to be the hands and feet of Christ, offering loving, life-affirming alternatives to all present at the abortion center, thereby eliminating demand and ending abortion."

Job seekers find support from Joseph’s People works well

The nondenominational support group active in seven archdiocesan parishes helps out-of-work adults find a job and, perhaps as important, hope -- relying on “focus, prayer and reflection.”

For Chaldeans who fled Iraq, New Zealand attacks brought back memories

The St. Addai Chaldean Catholic community in suburban Auckland felt the impact of the Christchurch mosque killings with a special poignancy, because many members have experienced the sufferings inflicted by terrorism.

‘Our only hope is in God’: New Zealanders gather to pray after shooting

Across New Zealand and around the world, people gathered to pray for victims of the March 15 attacks.

Martin Saints High School plans spring festival

The family event featuring a craft fair, food, flea market and children's games will be held at the school in Oreland on Saturday, April 6.

Co-ops based on Gospel values make an economy more humane, pope says

True wealth lies in relationships with other people, not material goods, which is why cooperatives based on Gospel values are "the right road" to take, Pope Francis said.

Canadian group CHOICE42 brings edgy, satirical voice to pro-life cause

CHOICE42 uses satire to "flip (pro-choice) arguments on their head" and to convey serious truths in a "funny and lighthearted" way.

French cardinal, convicted of abuse cover-up, meets pope

Cardinal Barbarin said he was meeting with the pope to hand in his resignation after being convicted of covering up sexual abuse committed by a priest.