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Phila. priest-chaplain named bishop for military archdiocese

Bishop-elect Joseph Coffey, 58, will serve the global force of American military personnel after his March 25 ordination in Washington. He has served for 17 years with the Navy on ships and in active combat zones.

March for Life: Voices from Philadelphia

Listen to several Philadelphia-area participants -- including teens, parents, religious and a pro-life feminist -- speak about why they attended the 2019 March for Life.

In D.C., Philadelphians choose life — and march for it

A contingent of some 3,000 mostly young faithful from the Philadelphia Archdiocese traveled to Washington Jan. 18 for the March for Life, witnessing against abortion and in support of women.

Couple shows the path of life on journey of healing from abortion

Choices and tragedies weren't the final word for a young couple because when they turned to God's mercy, they found abundant life. After two abortions and their seventh child on the way, they help others through Project Rachel.

TSA workers hit by shutdown receive archdiocesan help

Catholic social agencies donated pallets of food items to some 750 federal security workers based at the Philadelphia airport. Many live on tight budgets, and with the government shutdown, times are particularly hard.

While feeding the hungry, Catholic market respects their choices

Martha's Choice, an outreach of archdiocesan Catholic Social Services, invites the 900 families who monthly seek food distribution in Montgomery County to choose the foods that are best for them.

Religious educators celebrate life-changing mission of catechists

At the Cathedral's annual awards ceremony last weekend for teachers in parish religious education programs, the catechists said that as they pass on the faith, teaching has transformed them, too.

Priests restricted from ministry due to sex abuse claims

UPDATED -- Decades-old allegations have led to two priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia no longer serving in ministry, and a third suspended as an investigation proceeds.

As March for Life nears, Philadelphians plan to meet up

The 46th annual witness to the sanctity of life will draw thousands of people to Washington on Jan. 18. It can be hard for folks from the archdiocese to rally together, so a new meeting place has been arranged.

Catholic agency helps refugees break global cycle of racism

Unwanted and facing discrimination in Libya, Egypt and the U.S., two Sudanese young men finally, through the help of archdiocesan Catholic Social Services, are learning, working and finding friendship here.