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Thousands of Philadelphia-area pro-lifers ready to march on Washington

The weather looks to be fine for the 45th annual March for Life, as Catholics from 53 locations, including high schools and colleges, will witness to the sanctity of human life. Many local events will also observe the anniversary of legalized abortion.

Pilgrims stream to Ardsley, and the Child’s image heals a parish

During the Christmas season, including the one just past, Queen of Peace Church in Ardsley received an unusual number of daily visitors to its Nativity scene, one of the most magnificent in the archdiocese. The work of love has helped smooth a parish merger.

Firm will plan sale, development of St. Katharine Drexel property

Aquinas Realty Partners has been chosen by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament to plan the sale and redevelopment of the order's motherhouse in Bensalem, possibly as an over-55 community.

What makes Don Guanella tick, yesterday and today

Catholic Social Services continues to provide quality care in the largest private setting for intellectually disabled adults in the state, even in a changing care environment, thanks to generations of Catholic supporters.

Smiles you can’t fake: Joy of work, life and love for our most vulnerable

The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence are caring for 330 intellectually disabled adult men and women with a half-century record of excellence driven by the Gospel call to care for our brothers and sisters.

28 local Catholics to receive honors from Pope Francis

Lay and religious men and women will be honored for their long service to the Catholic Church in the Philadelphia area at a ceremony Jan. 21 at the Cathedral. See our profiles of each honoree.

At Operating Base Cecilia, it’s all hands on deck to help veterans

Catholic Social Services and the Veterans Multi-Service Center received some holiday help from DNB First Bank, which donated $3,000 to the Coatesville-based veterans aid agency on Dec.13.

62nd annual Christmas party for kids might be biggest, best yet

More than 550 children served by Catholic Social Services' agencies enjoyed the annual Archbishop's Christmas Gala Dec. 21. This year's party had a first: a live Nativity play with animals on a busy Philadelphia street.

Listen to Archbishop Chaput’s Christmas greeting

Archbishop Charles Chaput speaks to all CatholicPhilly.com readers in his new audio message. He hopes that everyone may imitate the boundless love of Jesus Christ and care for the sick, the poor and all those in need as we celebrate the feast of the Nativity. 

‘Misinformation’ seen as reason for veto of Pa. abortion bill

Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed pro-life legislation that "would have strengthened" the state's Abortion Control Act "by banning the cruel and brutal practice of dismemberment abortions," said the state Catholic conference.