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‘I remember Cardinal Foley’

Cardinal John P. Foley was widely known and loved.  We’re asking those of you who knew him or remember him with affection to use the comments form to leave remembrances of him on our web site. You may also write pledges of prayer for the Cardinal in the same comment section. We look forward to […]

St. Leo Knights of Columbus organize annual holiday food drive

Members of the St. Leo Knights of Columbus Council 1294 and other volunteers filled and distributed boxes with food and toys for more than 300 needy families in the Philadelphia area Sunday, Dec. 11. This is the 24th year the council has organized this holiday drive.

More than 1,000 turn out for celebration of feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Cathedral Basilica

It started with a song and ended with a song, and in between well over 1,000 people raised their voices in song, joy and gratitude while celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia Dec. 11. Though Our Lady of Guadalupe was named Empress […]

Philadelphia residents work to ease crushing health care needs in Haiti

The impact of poverty, earthquake and years of corruption and repression in Haiti – as well as the strong and widespread faith evinced by Haitians – was the topic of a presentation Friday, Dec. 9 at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center. Father Bruce Lewandowski, Vicar for Cultural Ministries of the Archdiocese introduced speaker Johanna Berrigan, a […]

Archbishop Edwin O’Brien on Cardinal Foley’s death

In his almost 50 years as priest and bishop Cardinal John Patrick Foley was totally and singularly dedicated to Christ and His Church. As editor of Philadelphia’s Catholic Standard and Times and later as President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications in the Vatican, the Cardinal’s professionalism and integrity was universally respected among his […]

Catholic Press Association president remembers Cardinal John Foley

All of us in Catholic media mourn the passing of our good friend, Cardinal John Foley. He was a bright, witty, humble man who served his Church faithfully and well in many capacities: Diocesan newspaper editor, officer of the Catholic Press Association and recipient of the St. Francis de Sales Award, long-time president of the […]

Pope Benedict XVI’s message to Archbishop Charles Chaput on the death of Cardinal John Foley

“Having learned with sadness of the death of Cardinal John Patrick Foley, grand master emeritus of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, I offer you my heartfelt condolences. As I recall with gratitude the late cardinal’s years of priestly ministry in his beloved archdiocese of Philadelphia, his distinguished service to the Holy […]

Archbishop Charles Chaput on Cardinal John Foley’s death

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Cardinal John Foley,” said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia. “Cardinal Foley was a man of great apostolic energy. Anyone who met him was immediately aware of his intense love for the Church and his zeal for communicating the Gospel. By the […]

Details about Cardinal Foley’s funeral

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook 100 East Wynnewood Road Wynnewood, PA 19096 (Montgomery County) Schedule: 9:00 a.m.: Transfer of the Body in the main lobby of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Reception of the Body followed by Midmorning Prayer in the Chapel of Saint Martin of Tours. Following Midmorning Prayer Cardinal Foley’s […]

Cardinal John Patrick Foley dies at the age of 76

Cardinal John P. Foley, 76, a former editor of The Catholic Standard and Times who went on to become president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications at the Vatican and grand master of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, died peacefully Sunday morning, Dec. 11 at Villa St. Joseph, Darby. “I was […]