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Northeast Philly teens find help going to prom in style

Through its Prom Gear Exchange, Catholic Community Services is aiming to reduce the price tag for attending prom, which many families struggle to afford. Dresses and formal wear will be provided April 21.

Philadelphia Catholics donate $785K to church’s U.S., overseas needs

Gratitude for collections benefiting retired religious women and men in America, and to the church in Latin America, Nigeria and in global hot spots, were acknowledged in recent letters to Archbishop Chaput.

Music, movement, words bring Way of the Cross to life

For the 30th year the Passion of Our Lord was commemorated on Good Friday at St. John the Evangelist Church in Philadelphia utilizing the music of composer Franz Liszt and performed by University of the Arts associates.

We thank God for the good Dr. King accomplished, archbishop says

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Archbishop Charles Chaput reflects on how King was directed by his Christian faith to make America better.

Under investigation, pastor of Northeast Philly parish placed on leave

No charges have been filed against Father Armand Garcia, pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish, and he has been removed while Philadelphia police investigate alleged misconduct by him with minors.

Cathedral Basilica set to host sacred liturgies of Holy Week

Archbishop Charles Chaput will lead several rites in the holiest days for Christians -- the sacred triduum -- leading up to the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter. See the full schedule and a link to all archdiocesan parishes.

West Chester U students chat about life, family issues with archbishop

During an evening visit March 23, Archbishop Chaput got to know some of the students who attend the university's Newman Center. He answered questions about homosexuality, contraception and the importance of family.

Mass for persons with disabilities reminds of new life to come

Archbishop Chaput, who celebrated the annual Mass last Saturday, was among several participants who recognized the gifts of persons with disabilities and the hope that "they are all going to heaven."

Faithful of Bucks County reach out and feed homeless neighbors

The homeless and others down on their luck receive good food and necessary toiletries once a month at St. John Parish in Morrisville, part of an interfaith network of congregations serving residents in their area.

As Passover nears, archbishop writes to Jewish community

Archbishop Charles Chaput pledged the "prayerful solidarity" of area Catholics with the local Jewish community ahead of Passover, observed this year from March 30 to April 7.