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Oratory invites young adults for concert

Posted on April 24th, 2015

The Philadelphia Oratory in Fairmount will host recording artist Alanna-Marie Boudreau for its spring concert on Saturday, May 2 at St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall.


Italians arrest suspected terrorists; Vatican says no current threat

Posted on April 24th, 2015

Italian police arrested at least nine people in what officials described as a terrorist cell that had planned, in 2010, to strike at the Vatican with a suicide bomber.


Missouri diocese’s apostolic administrator hopes for ‘grace, healing’

Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., sings during Mass in this Nov. 12, 2012 file photo. (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec) Posted on April 24th, 2015

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, as apostolic administrator of the neighboring Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, said he hopes the coming months will be “a time of grace and healing” for the Missouri diocese.


Workshops explore liturgies with children

Posted on April 24th, 2015

“Children’s Liturgy of the Word” and “the Celebration of the Liturgy and Children” will be held in May at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center.


Ambiguities about Serra should not discount sainthood, panelists say

Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., speaks April 22 at The Catholic University of America in Washington as a member of a panel of historians and other clergymen who came together to discuss the significance of the upcoming canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) Posted on April 24th, 2015

Although the upcoming canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra has stirred mixed reaction, a group of panelists April 22 said the ambiguities around the friar should not discount the good work he did or the positive dialogue and reconciliation that could result from his sainthood.


Catholic school open house

Posted on April 24th, 2015

Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Willow Grove will hold an open house and registration for the coming school year on May 13.


Mourners’ consolation is hope of the Resurrection, says archbishop

A woman grieves at the casket of Cardinal Francis E. George at the April 22 visitation at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. (CNS photo/John Smierciak, Catholic New World) Posted on April 24th, 2015

Hundreds of priests and seminarians from the Archdiocese of Chicago gathered in Holy Name Cathedral April 21 for evening prayer during the visitation for the Cardinal Francis E. George.


Nuclear test-ban advocate meets pope

Posted on April 24th, 2015

Pope Francis “has been a tireless advocate for a world free of nuclear weapons,” said the head of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization.


Bryn Mawr school performs ‘Godspell Jr.’

Posted on April 24th, 2015

SS. Colman-John Neumann School will stage its spring musical May 1 and 2.


France says Vatican has not issued response for proposed ambassador

Posted on April 24th, 2015

Despite media reports that Pope Francis refused the candidate France proposed as its next ambassador to the Holy See, the French government has yet to receive an official response from the Vatican, said a spokesperson for the French government.


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