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A Catholic school first: 6 Neumann scholars named in Media

Six of the eighth graders at St. Mary Magdalen School have won the prestigious four-year Catholic high school scholarship, the most from any one school in the history of the Connelly Foundation's program.

Pope accepts resignation of Ukrainian bishop in Phila.

UPDATED - Auxiliary Bishop John Bura of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia is 75, the age at which canon law requires bishops to submit a letter of resignation.

Couple donates Radnor mansion to train Augustinian friars

James and Mary Colleran donated their a 10,000-square foot family home to the Villanova-based order as the new house for novices beginning their formation from all across the United States.

Parish program helps seniors stay healthy at home

An archdiocesan program has become a national model by partnering with 11 local parishes to provide independent older adults with much-needed services, as the nation faces a "tsunami of aging."

Wayne-based executive named to national Catholic council

Daniel Cellucci, CEO of the Catholic Leadership Institute which trains leaders among bishops, clergy and laity around the country, has been named to a mostly lay-led advisory council to the U.S. bishops.

Survivor tells how to spot ‘red flags’ of human trafficking

Tammy McDonnell told of her harrowing experiences in modern-day slavery, right in the Philadelphia area, Nov. 6 at Cabrini University. She was joined in a discussion of how to combat the scourge.

New senior center reminds older adults ‘they’re worth it’

At a Nov. 8 ceremony attended by federal and city officials, Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre blessed a new facility in Port Richmond that expands the archdiocese's continuum of care to older adults.

Parishes, schools honor veterans on holiday, and year round

Processions, prayers and social outreach are some of the many ways in which faithful Catholics in the archdiocese plan to recognize those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

Gianna Center of Philadelphia celebrates anniversary with gala

Some 200 supporters gathered on Oct. 22 at the city's Union League to mark the first year of the women's pro-life health care practice at its Montco hospital location.

People with special needs find warm welcome at St. John’s parish

St. John Chrysostom Parish in Wallingford, Delaware County has been recognized by Princeton researchers as a model church for including persons with disabilities, both young and old, in the worship and social life of the church.