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Families march on the 4th to tout Catholic education

american flags Posted on July 3rd, 2015

One of the nation’s oldest Independence Day parades in Glenside, Montgomery County, will feature marchers from 10 area Catholic schools.


Local youth groups attend Steubenville retreat

steubenville Posted on July 3rd, 2015

Six groups of young Catholics attended the Steubenville Youth Conference at Franciscan University at Steubenville, Ohio, June 19-21.


Bring the pope home from World Meeting of Families’ store

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

The Pope Francis bobble-head figurine is now available at the World Meeting of Families' store. The official retail website featuring more than 200 items, including a bobble-head of Pope Francis, launched this week.


Dominican Republic court ruling to revoke Haitians’ citizenship decried

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, N.Y., flanked by Dominican-born Deacon Jose Henriquez and Haitian-born Deacon Yvon Aurelien, celebrates a special Mass June 24  at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in Brooklyn to pray for a resolution to the Dominican Republic's threat to deport Haitians from that country. (CNS photo/Ed Wilkinson, The Tablet) Posted on July 2nd, 2015

A Dominican Republic court decision rescinding the citizenship of Haitians born in that country “has caused a moral and civil outcry against this seemingly unjust law,” Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said at a special Mass.


Franciscan sister dies at 84, had cared for babies with AIDS

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Sister Judith O’Neill, O.S.F., taught for over 30 years in various archdiocesan schools. She served in prayer ministry until her death.


Catholic economist: Pope has ‘measured’ critique of U.S. economy

A homeless man searches a trash can for bottles and cans to redeem for money in New York City in 2014. Ahead of Pope Francis' apostolic visit to the United States in September, some are bracing themselves for more criticisms from the pope, this time directed specifically at the U.S. culture and economy. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Harsh criticisms meted out by Pope Francis on free-market capitalism have sparked backlash from some fiscal conservatives and have led some people to call him “anti-capitalist” or even Marxist.


Alliances needed to fight global warming, poverty, say Vatican speakers

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Democracy must return to politics and unusual alliances must form in order to get the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle poverty, said a panel of speakers attending a Vatican conference.


Franciscan sister, a teacher and musician, dies at 90

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Sister Frances Will, O.S.F.Sister Frances Will, O.S.F., served in the education ministry with the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for over 60 years.


Sister Rosemary Bynre, devoted teacher, dies at 82

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Sister Rosemary Bryne, I.H.M.The Immaculate Heart of Mary sister died in the 65th year of her religious life.


Immaculate Heart sister dies in 71st year of religious life

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Sister Ann Bernadette McNamara, I.H.M.Sister Ann Bernadette MacNamara, I.H.M., taught in schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Arlington. She served as superior for the congregation.


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