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Bensalem Catholic school shows Back to School means fun

St. Ephrem's school community hosted a picnic for students and some prospective new families, about 300 in all, last Sunday to take the seriousness out of the coming school year.

Archbishop Chaput announces clerical changes

Changes of assignment for four religious priests in parishes and institutions in the Philadelphia Archdiocese were announced this week.

Report on clergy sex abuse in Pa. still in holding pattern

Last-minute legal maneuvering sought to keep some names from appearing in a grand jury report detailing clergy sexual abuse claims in six dioceses in the state. The report may be released as late as Aug. 14.

Young minds, good veggies growing at Bonner-Prendergast HS

The Upper Darby Community Garden located at the archdiocesan high school is already producing food for the community while engaging students with the wider community, for the benefit of both.

Getting creative, going social at Catholic senior centers

Companionship and creative arts enhance participants' experience at archdiocesan senior centers, promoting personal growth and well-being.

Catholic senior centers help older adults stay healthy, connected

Through several community-based sites, Catholic Housing and Community Services provides seniors with meals, exercise, art classes, benefits assistance -- and a second home.

Raised in Philadelphia, Maryknoll priest calls Kenya home

Once a member of St. Martin of Tours Parish, Father Lance Nadeau has spent close to 30 years working in a number of African nations, where the Catholic faith is thriving.

Once hostile to faith, doctor and deacon shares how to work for God

In a July 25 talk, Dr. Alfred Mauriello traced his path back to Catholicism and his journey to the permanent diaconate. A member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, he advised young adults on how to find the Lord on the job.

Pizza and parenting make for a great lunch lesson by Catholic Community Services

At a July 19 lunchtime seminar, participants rolled up their sleeves to make slices, while learning how to strengthen their families.

Big splashes for little ones at annual Catholic Social Services picnic

Some 800 kids from the archdiocese's 12 Out of School Time (OST) sites enjoyed a day of fun in the sun at the July 20 event, now in its eighth year.