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Archbishop Chaput ordains six new priests for Philadelphia

At the end of a packed ordination Mass May 19 at the cathedral, the archbishop announced the first parish assignments for Fathers Kyle Adamczyk, Brandon Artman, Eric Banecker, Manuel Flores, Patrick Muka and Quay Pham.

Engineering school within West Catholic inspiring a love of science

At West Catholic Preparatory High School in West Philadelphia, students are getting an advanced look at the theory and practice of engineering, physical science and even marketing, before they head off to college.

Fallen-away Catholics get fresh look at the church at St. Cyril’s

A team of two lay persons and the pastor of the parish in Jamison, Bucks County have offered a six-week program for the past 11 years to help Catholics take the first step back, no matter how long they've been away.

Clergy assignment changes announced

Archbishop Charles Chaput has announced assignment changes for 46 priests and four deacons in parishes, schools and institutions of the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Mary’s ‘beloved children’ honor her with May procession

Some 80 children and adults of St. Edmond's Home and the Divine Providence and Don Guanella communities honored the Blessed Mother on May 9. The celebration included sensory-specific devotions and lively Marian hymns.

Catholic Charities Appeal shows upswing in donations, aid to ministries

Two reports on fundraising activities of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 were made public today, May 18. They concern the annual appeal and the status of the Heritage of Faith capital campaign.

Philadelphia Archdiocese sues city over foster care freeze

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed the lawsuit May 16 in federal court on behalf of Catholic Social Services (CSS) and three caregivers. At issue is the City of Philadelphia's action on handling LGBT home evaluations.

Quo Vadis offers way to seek God’s will in summer camp retreat

More than 100 young men of high school age are expected to register (by June 4) for the Philadelphia Archdiocese's four-day retreat. It's a fun and prayerful way to help them discover the vocation to which God is calling them.

You are invited to the ordination of six new priests this Saturday

The archdiocesan celebration May 19 at the cathedral welcomes everyone in the Philadelphia Archdiocese to pray for their new priests to be ordained by Archbishop Charles Chaput.

Born of mergers, 3 parishes mark 25 years in times of change

Our Lady of Hope and St. Martin de Porres in North Philadelphia and St. Katharine Drexel in Chester were the result of more than a dozen parish closures in 1993. They continue to serve a dynamic population in the archdiocese.