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Evangelize in cities without fear of pluralism, says pope

Posted on November 26th, 2014

The church must evangelize in the world’s big cities “without fearing pluralism” or ceding to discrimination, said Pope Francis in his message to an international evangelization conference in Barcelona, Spain.

First world day against human trafficking set for February

Posted on November 26th, 2014

The first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking has been announced for Feb. 8, the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave who eventually was freed and became a Canossian nun.

Parish craft fair and Christmas bazaars

Posted on November 26th, 2014

St. David’s in Willow Grove, St. Ignatius in West Philadelphia and Sacred Heart in Clifton Heights all are hosting events in early December.

Christmas concert

Posted on November 26th, 2014

The Immaculata Symphony and Immaculata University Chorale presents the annual Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 7 on the university’s campus.

Young adult programs

Posted on November 26th, 2014

The Mother Boniface Spirituality Center in Northeast Philadelphia will host two programs for young adults in December.

Today’s teaching on the family

Posted on November 26th, 2014

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

Addressing Ferguson verdict, bishop urges new push to end racism

A protester confronts a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Nov. 24 after a grand jury returned no indictment in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb. (CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters) Posted on November 25th, 2014

The smashed windows, lootings, car and building fires when the grand jury’s decision was announced were “part of a cycle of violence that is going to continue spiraling,” said Bishop John H. Ricard, president of the National Black Catholic Congress.

Christmas cards for sale

Posted on November 25th, 2014

Nutritional Development Services of the archdiocese is selling its Alternative Christmas Cards again this Christmas season, but with a new World Meeting of Families feature.

St. Francis de Sales girls capture regional volleyball crown

Posted on November 25th, 2014

The girls volleyball varsity gold team of St. Francis de Sales Parish won the Division II championship in Region 30 of the Archdiocesan CYO volleyball tournament last month.

Warrington students compete in Science Bowl

Shown from left are Susan Macrone (faculty moderator), Ally Scarborough, Alyssa Austin, Matthew Quigley and Emily Traae, members of the St. Joseph/St. Robert School team who participated in the Science Bowl at Lansdale Catholic High School. Posted on November 25th, 2014

Eighth grade students from St. Joseph/St. Robert School participated in the annual competition held at Lansdale Catholic High School that features a written report and team lab performance.

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