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South Philly seniors eye affordable housing as St. Rita’s Place begins

Archbishop Perez and an array of civic, business and Catholic officials helped bless and break ground Aug. 10 for the $18 million project to build 46 one-bedroom senior apartments at Broad and Ellsworth streets, next to St. Rita's Shrine.

Clergy assignment changes announced

Archbishop Perez announced new assignments for eight archdiocesan priests, effective Aug. 28.

Area religious leaders condemn anti-Semitic meme

An offensive post on the Facebook page of Philadelphia NAACP president Rodney Muhammad drew a strong reaction from the Religious Leaders Council, which includes Archbishop Perez.

Phila. fashion designer weaves her faith into fabric

Holly Guertin draws on her Catholic faith for a new clothing label that features prints inspired by Scripture, stained glass and even holy Communion.

Emergency fund raises $260K to feed struggling families

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia continues to raise money to aid local Catholic food pantries severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local Lebanese Catholics unite in prayer, tears after Beirut blast

Some two dozen gathered for an Aug. 5 liturgy at St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church in South Philadelphia to support a nation reeling from recent tragedy and ongoing crisis.

Delco faith leaders march for justice in face of opposition

When the Catholic, Jewish, Methodist, Quaker and Episcopalian leaders of Delaware County marched peacefully against racism, they found hateful words and actions were "alive and well."

Archbishop, rabbi see progress in Jewish-Catholic relations

In a July 28 webinar, Archbishop Nelson Perez and Rabbi Abraham Skorka discussed how both faiths can deepen their dialogue while addressing COVID, racism and antisemitism.

A sign of growth: St. Patrick Parish

The Norristown parish is the oldest in Montgomery County, founded by Irish immigrants and today supported by recent arrivals from Mexico, resulting in a young, vibrant parish.

Latest figures show cultural vibrancy amid lower Mass attendance

Attendance at Catholic Masses for an average week in the Philadelphia Archdiocese hit a new low of 191,000, according to the 2019 October Count. More than 18,000 were in a language other than English.