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Meet the new director of the Office for Hispanic Catholics

Although Joann Roa is first generation American, the daughter of immigrants from Nicaragua, when she entered college she never dreamed that one day she would one day become director of the Office for Hispanic Catholics in Philadelphia, the office she assumed in January. Born and raised on Long Island the sixth of seven children of […]

Cardinal Rigali’s statement on the death of Cardinal Bevilacqua

KNOXVILLE –Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, offered the following statement upon the death of  Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua: On the death of Cardinal Bevilacqua, I extend to his family my personal and prayerful condolences.  I recall with admiration all his pastoral efforts to serve the people of God in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and […]

Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua dies at the age of 88

Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, died on January 31, 2012 at the age of 88. Cardinal Bevilacqua died in his sleep at 9:15 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, where he had resided since his retirement. Cardinal Bevilacqua served as Archbishop of Philadelphia from February 11, 1988 to October 7, 2003. He […]

Statement of Bishop David A. Zubik on the death of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua

Bishop David A. Zubik released the following statement on the death of His Eminence Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, retired Archbishop of Philadelphia and tenth bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh: It is with great sadness that the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Pittsburgh heard of the death of Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua. We remember […]

St. Bede students march for life

Rain showers on Monday, Jan. 23 didn’t dampen the spirits of the students of St. Bede School in Holland, who for the third year held their own March for Life. Much like the March for Life held in Washington, D.C. on the same day, the children protested in a prayerful way the Supreme Court’s decision […]

Pope Benedict XVI sends condolence telegram on death of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua

VATICAN CITY — The Holy Father has sent a telegram to Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.  for the death of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, former archbishop of that archdiocese who died Jan. 31 at the age of 88. The Holy Father writes: “Having learned with sadness of the death of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, archbishop emeritus of […]

Operation Rice Bowl kicks off in Archdiocese of Philadelphia

  The Archdiocese of Philadelphia kicked off its participation in Operation Rice Bowl today at the Visitation Food Cupboard in the Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center in Philadelphia. Bishop John J. McIntyre blessed the “rice bowls” before they were distributed to parishes and schools of the Archdiocese. During Lent families in the Archdiocese are encouraged to […]

Text of proclamation of Catholic Schools Week

With the understanding that our children are our future, the City of Philadelphia has made the education of our young citizens a top priority. A formidable responsibility for the quality education of our children has traditionally been undertaken by the outstanding Catholic schools located in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.

Mayor Nutter proclaims Catholic Schools Week

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter presented Auxiliary Bishop Michael Fitzgerald with a proclamation from the City of Philadelphia today in recognition of Catholic Schools Week which is being celebrated Jan. 29 to Feb. 5. Bishop Fitzgerald opened with a prayer and noted the great contributions that Catholic school students have made to the city. He added […]

Tie with CRS helps Villanova University make connections to world

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When the Villanova Wildcats beat the Seton Hall Pirates 84-76 in men’s basketball Jan. 18, it wasn’t just a hard-fought victory in the tough Big East conference. The game also was a win for the people of the Republic of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, thanks to a partnership between Villanova […]