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At Mass, Scouts urged to become courageous leaders

The Boy Scouts (and some girls) at a Mass April 22 won awards for leadership in the example of the apostles. “You receive these gifts from God," said Archbishop Chaput, "it is important that you use them."

Sainthood cause for paralyzed priest officially gets under way

In the same St. Thomas of Villanova Church where Augustinian Father William Atkinson became the first quadriplegic priest, the process for his canonization was launched by Archbishop Chaput April 24.

Cathedral hosting devotions for Our Lady of Fatima, Padre Pio

The Archdiocesan May Procession on May 7 leads a slate of events honoring 100 years since Mary's apparitions in Fatima. That weekend, the relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina will be at the cathedral.

Regina Angelorum Academy’s event marks 10th anniversary

The Ardmore grade school, along with three others in the archdiocese offering a Catholic classical education model, will honor Barbara Henkels, who with husband Paul founded Regina Angelorum.

In age of cyberattacks, parish computers, data at higher risk

The most important technology asset is parishioners' personal data, says the Philadelphia Archdiocese's CIO. His office advises parish leaders how to safeguard against scams that prey on one's good will.

New name, new energy to draw the young back into church

Anthem is the name of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's ministry to youth and young adults, and it is about to flip a traditional understanding of the church on its head. It's all about belonging and relationship with Jesus.

Sacred art works to be auctioned, sold this Saturday

Works of mostly religious art from 21 artists across the country will be held April 22 at Neumann University, sponsored by the Philadelphia-based American Academy of the Sacred Arts.

Jesuits aren’t the only ones teaching Ignatian spirituality

Father Timothy Gallagher, a priest with the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, will discuss how to discern God's will, dealing with the ups and downs of Christian life and other topics of Ignatian prayer this Saturday in Paoli.

St. Joseph Parish in Downingtown set to host big, family-themed event

The all-day Family Fully Alive Festival on Sunday, April 30 will offer major speakers for adults, sessions for teens and youths, games for children, food for all and, of course, Mass and confessions. Seed money for the event came from a snowed-out pro-life event.

Stations at Daylesford Abbey invite walking meditation on the cross

Just in time for Holy Week, Norbertine Abbot Richard Antonucci blessed the new meditation garden at the abbey in Paoli. Rustic alcoves house each of the 15 Stations of the Cross along a meandering path through woods on the property.