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Tabiri Chukunta has been trying to get the word out to the West African community in New Jersey that their families and friends in Liberia need to put on hold, at least temporarily, cultural traditions of greeting people affectionately and washing bodies of the dead.
The Mass welcomed African Catholics from at least 10 nations to St. Cyprian Church in West Philadelphia last Sunday. Their strong singing voices and instruments set the standard for a joyful liturgy — they even danced with joy to bring up the collection.
One hundred years ago, Cardinal James Gibbons of Baltimore endorsed the work of the Girl Scouts and their relationship with the Catholic Church.
Just as the so-called Monuments Men salvaged European masterpieces stolen by Nazi forces during World War II, a Dominican priest is protecting priceless manuscripts from falling into the hands of rampaging militants in northern Iraq.
Liturgical matters will take center stage on the agenda of action items at the fall general meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to be held Nov. 10-13 in Baltimore.
The task of the Catholic Church is not only to teach people how to pray, but how to live authentically Christian lives, two leaders of the Ukrainian Catholic Church said.
Catholic clergy in eastern Libya vowed to continue ministering to local church members despite an upsurge in fighting around the provincial capital of Benghazi.
Sister Rose Immaculate Waller, 93, died Oct. 21 in Assisi House, Aston. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 71 years. She ministered mostly in education, and was an avid and widely exhibited nature photographer.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Doylestown will host its 36th Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.