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Sisters of St. Francis offer tours of motherhouse

Posted on January 30th, 2015

The congregation invites all families to come meet the sisters and to take a tour of Our Lady of Angels Convent in Aston on Sunday, Feb. 8.

Nativity School’s students dance 6 hours to support kids with cancer

Students of Nativity of Our Lord School in Warminster have fun Jan. 29 while raising money for awareness of pediatric cancer. Posted on January 30th, 2015

The Warminster Catholic school hoped to raise $8,000 in a one-day marathon of dancing and fun activities, in tandem with a Penn State University fundraiser. The students instead raised $38,000.

North Wales school honors local military servicemen

Posted on January 30th, 2015

National Guard members from the Horsham Air Guard Station and veterans from Chalfont VFW Post #3258 visited Mary Mother of the Redeemer School at an assembly Jan. 26.

St. Mark School honors beloved pastor in Bristol

At a Catholic Schools Week event Jan. 29 at St. Mark School in Bristol are, from left, Maria Sanson, school principal; Father Dennis Mooney, pastor of St. Mark Parish; and Debra Brillante and Judy Sweeney of the archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education. Posted on January 30th, 2015

The archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education and the parish community surprised Father Dennis Mooney with an award for his dedication to the parish school and its students, which he called “the love of my life.”

Mary’s intercession sought for persecuted Christians in Middle East

Woman prays rosary in Ferguson, Mo., Catholic church as violence erupts following grand jury decision in shooting of black teen Posted on January 30th, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput joins Bishop Francis Kalabat of the Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle in encouraging Catholics to pray the rosary and a special prayer for Christians especially in Iraq and Syria.

St. Christopher School honors local peace officers

At St. Christopher School Jan. 28 are, from left: Philadelphia firefighters Perry Lawrynkiewicz and Paul Catto, Student Council Officers Michael Whalen and Colleen Dean, Fire Lieutenant Ralph Santiago (Engine 58), Police Captain Frank Bachmayer (7th District) and Sgt.Thomas Sileo. Posted on January 30th, 2015

Students from Kindergarten through eighth grades sang songs, gave thanks and presented plaques to 50 firefighters and police officers visiting the Northeast Philadelphia school this week.

CHA brief urges U.S. Supreme Court to maintain health care subsidies

Sister Carol Keehan, a Daughter of Charity who is president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, is pictured in this 2013 file photo. Posted on January 30th, 2015

If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down federal subsidies that have helped millions of people get health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, it will be “an incredible cruelty,” said the president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association.

Campaign aims to fight ‘modern-day slavery’ of human trafficking

People display signs in Los Angeles during the Jan. 9 "Walk 4 Freedom" in advance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Jan. 11. (CNS photo/Victor Aleman, Vida Nueva) Posted on January 30th, 2015

“Critical to winning this battle” against human trafficking is “the ability to disrupt (its) business model,” a former Marine Corps general said at a media briefing Jan. 29 in Washington.

New film ‘Black or White’ aims to ‘start the conversation’ on race

Kevin Costner and Jillian Estell star in a scene from the movie "Black or White." The movie aims to "start the conversation" on race, and while not an overtly religious film, its creators and stars say it addresses what might be called faith-based values such as the importance of family, the need for compassion and the power of love. (CNS photo/Relativity) Posted on January 30th, 2015

It is not an overtly “religious” film. Other than a brief funeral scene inside of a church early in the film, there is no mention of God, or of a particular faith or religion. And yet, “Black or White” is, according to its makers and stars, clearly a film that addresses what might be called “faith-based” values and behaviors.

Today’s teaching on the family

Posted on January 30th, 2015

See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”

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