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South Philly parishioners stand up against safe injection site

Anthony Giordano and his wife Lisa of St. Monica Parish are taking their faith to the streets, using grassroots activism to peacefully protest Philadelphia's plans to open a consumption facility for illegal drugs.

Students celebrate African-American saints in the making

At a Feb. 25 prayer service sponsored by the archdiocesan Office for Black Catholics, youth reflected on men and women who reflected "the joy, pain and resilience that exemplifies the black Catholic experience.”

Two liturgies to honor St. Katharine Drexel on feast day

On her feast Tuesday, March 3, a sung Mass in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul at 12:05 p.m. and an Evening of Song and Prayer at 7 will be celebrated in the home of the shrine to the saint.

South Philly school’s book drive honors memory of student

The family of Salvatore DiNubile, who was killed by gunfire in 2017, and leaders of Our Lady of Hope Regional Catholic School are collecting books so today's students can absorb his insatiable love for reading.

There’s ‘something about the ashes,’ says Archbishop Perez

Addressing some 2,000 Ash Wednesday Mass attendees at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Archbishop Nelson Perez described Lent as "an incredible season of grace and blessing."

As Great Fast begins, Ukrainian Catholic prelate seeks forgiveness

Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia asked the faithful to begin Lent by pardoning him for "offenses and unfulfilled expectations," and urged them to do the same for each other.

Men invited for inspiration, encouragement at Man Up Philly

The 12th annual Man Up Philly Conference is set for March 7 and seeks to energize men through prayer, impactful talks and community. Speakers include former Eagles tight end Brent Celek, Immaculee Ilibagiza and Steve Bollman, with Archbishop Perez celebrating Mass.

Catholic Charities Appeal wins at Sixers game

A Feb. 20 match helped benefit the campaign, which raises vital funds for an array of archdiocesan ministries that assist tens of thousands. Catholic Human Services secretary James Amato received an official team shirt, to the delight of several program clients.

Rice Bowl program blends global, local to create enough for all

Now in its 45th year, the annual Catholic Relief Services campaign -- which raises millions for domestic and international hunger relief efforts -- bridges cultures and hearts.

Artist’s portraits show children as face of Holocaust

“Beloved: Children of the Holocaust,” an educational exhibit that displays 27 portraits of innocent lives lost during the Holocaust, opened at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia Feb. 19.