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Black Catholic saints in the making remind kids ‘God is calling you,’ says presenter

To cap their academic year, students at St. Pius X School in Broomall learned about six African Americans on the road to sainthood, from a young man pursuing his own unexpected path to priesthood.

Northeast Phila. parish picnic an ‘appetizer’ to relationship with Christ

A June 25 gathering flung the doors of St. Ambrose Parish wide open to all, spreading the Gospel through good food and family fun, followed by confession and Mass.

Little learners claim diplomas, with eye to kindergarten

More than 50 graduates of the archdiocesan Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy in North Philadelphia turned their tassels June 24, to the cheers of teachers, staff and family.

‘Outstanding joy’ at Dobbs decision for detective who exposed notorious abortionist

Detective James Wood, whose investigation led to the imprisonment of Kermit Gosnell, said "God had a reason" for the ruling's timing, with "more babies being saved" and a more hopeful view of pregnancy on the horizon.

Visitation’s garden grows with love, service to area’s hungry

The Norristown parish's new “No Greater Love Garden” was built and maintained by the hands of many parishioners, whose work to grow vegetables will feed many Montgomery County residents.

Archbishop, Ukrainian Catholics hail EU candidate status for Ukraine

The European Council decision, announced June 24, will not only benefit Ukraine, but strengthen the EU itself by "showing that there are principles worth living and worth dying for," said Archbishop Borys Gudziak, head of Ukrainian Catholics in the U.S.

Class of 2022 seniors net close to $450 million in scholarships

Colleges and universities across the nation are welcoming graduating students from the 16 archdiocesan high schools, with sizeable awards that mark a 9% increase from just two years ago.

Pro-lifers grateful for abortion ruling, ready to work for women

Following the Supreme Court's June 24 decision against a constitutional right to abortion, Philadelphia-area pro-life advocates say they will "redouble their outreach" to women facing challenging pregnancies.

Pinning ceremony shows ‘how valued vets are,’ says senior agency director

A June 29 commemoration of Vietnam War era veterans' service, hosted at an archdiocesan senior living center, is a way of affirming "human dignity," said Heather Huot of Catholic Housing and Community Services.

Faithful ‘turn hands to hope’ feeding kids in Ukraine

Volunteers at St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church in Warrington prepared almost 170,000 meals for Ukrainian children facing hunger due to Russia's brutal invasion of their nation.