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Arson ruled in fire that destroyed St. Leo Church in Northeast Phila.

Federal and city investigators said the devastating May 9 blaze was deliberately set, and a $20,000 reward is now being offered for information on those who destroyed "the heart of Tacony."

Watch the ordination of new priests Saturday morning

Everyone is invited to participate prayerfully from home as two new priests for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are ordained this Saturday, May 15. The Mass will livestream beginning at 10 a.m.

Blood drive honors fallen heroes while meeting critical need

Michael the Archangel Ministry, which serves Philadelphia police officers, paid tribute to those who died in the line of duty by collecting some 110 pints of "the gift of life" to bolster low blood supplies.

‘Overlooked’ Ascension a pivotal feast, says priest

Often underappreciated, the solemnity marking Christ's return to the Father in heaven is a critical part of the Easter mysteries, said Father Dennis Gill.

Special education students welcome archbishop with smiles, dancing

During a May 11 visit, Archbishop Nelson Pérez toured St. Katherine Day School in Wynnewood, whose "children teach us how to love."

Lay workers, Archbishop Perez discuss ministry today in video

In a new segment of the series “Co-Workers: Bishops and Lay Ecclesial Ministers in Conversation” the archbishop along with Matt Davis and Marisally Santiago share insights on ministry with youth and young adults.

Congratulations to priest jubilarians, new priests of 2021

Priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are celebrating significant anniversaries of their ordination this year. See our list of 29 priests and their biographical profiles.

South Phila. parish dedicates shrine to addiction recovery patron

St. Gabriel Parish in Philadelphia has created a special place for prayer to Venerable Matt Talbot, whose journey from substance abuse to spirituality has inspired thousands to seek sobriety.

Vaccine clinics reach deaf, hard of hearing

The Philadelphia Archdiocese recently teamed up with federal, city and community agencies to bring Pfizer and Moderna doses, along with sign language interpreters, to an underserved population.

Changes to Clergy Office, new committee, offer priests more support

A new vicar and assistant vicar for clergy, plus the newly formed Committee for Priestly Life and Ministry, will allow the Philadelphia Archdiocese to care for active and retired priests, Archbishop Perez announced May 7.