From humble means, Fitzpatrick honored as leading banker

Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, president of Citizens Bank Mid-Atlantic region and originally from Northeast Philadelphia, joined distinguished company Nov. 22 when he received the Barry Award by the American Catholic Historical Society.

Santa makes lunch stop in NE Philly

The Claus couple delighted some 30 clients of archdiocesan Catholic Social Services with a Dec. 6 appearance at a Christmas party for busy parents and their kids.

Cleveland priest charged with possessing child pornography

Father Robert McWilliams, 39, was being held on $100,000 bond in Cuyahoga County Jail Dec. 6, a day after he was taken into custody at St. Joseph Parish in Strongsville.

300 women share true meaning of Advent at St. Elizabeth Parish

The parish in Chester Springs hosted the "Advent by Candlelight" event Wednesday evening, Dec. 4 for women to socialize, reflect on two talks and pray together before the Christmas rush begins.

Australian government revising religious discrimination legislation

The Australian government has decided to revisit its religious discrimination legislation after key religious groups -- including the Archdiocese of Sydney -- said they would withdraw their support.

Bishops take new actions to hold themselves accountable for abuse in 2019

The clergy sexual abuse crisis continued to command a large amount of attention and action from the U.S. bishops throughout 2019.

St. Charles Seminary hosts Ukrainian-rite liturgy

Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak celebrated an elaborate Divine Liturgy Nov. 20 in St. Martin's Chapel. The head of Byzantine Ukrainian Catholics in the region urged seminarians to "serve where the need is greatest."

New South Philly center keeps senior visitors spry

Dedicated on Dec. 5, the archdiocesan facility at St. Edmond Church will offer meals, benefits counseling, exercise equipment and "a flat-out good time" to some 100 older adults a day.

Pope says he is ‘scandalized’ by anti-migrant rhetoric

During his apostolic trip to Thailand, Pope Francis spoke about resistance to addressing climate change and about hostility to migrants and refugees.

Veteran Catholic journalist Jim Doyle dies at 98

The former executive director of the Catholic Press Association for 30 years, from 1958 to 1988, Doyle "a true model in how to live your faith," said one of his sons, while colleagues admired his "highest Catholic standards."