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Ordained as Christ’s priests, they walked where he walked

One suspects many homilies in the parishes of the Philadelphia Archdiocese will concern the Holy Land, as two dozen priests have arrived home from a nine-day pilgrimage to the land of Jesus' earthly life.

Catholic gents ready again to Man Up Philly, for 11th year

The annual event featuring talks -- this year including Philadelphia Eagles great Ron Jaworski -- time for prayer, lunch and friendship among guys from all walks is set for Saturday, March 9 at Neumann University.

Safe Haven Sunday set to protect families from porn’s dangers

A new program launching March 2-3 in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia aims to help individuals and families avoid suffering from pornography, which wreaks havoc on the brain of the user and threatens the family.

Making the world safer for children

Children today face new dangers from technology and society. To help parents and everyone to safeguard children see our new series "Children at Risk," to inform and help build a culture of child protection.

Archbishop Chaput announces clerical changes

Two archdiocesan priests will have new assignments, while one permanent deacon has retired.

Catholic cooking contest helps hone parenting skills

At archdiocesan Catholic Community Services' "Chopped" class this week, families learned how to work together and communicate better while fixing a home-cooked meal.

Local Pakistani Catholics rejoice over Asia Bibi’s final acquittal

Pakistan's Supreme Court freed a Christian woman jailed for blasphemy. The Jan. 29 decision helps Pakistani Christians "to stand strong and to tell others about their faith," said the priest serving them in Philadelphia.

Home-bound elderly benefit from Catholic students’ outreach

At a Catholic Schools Week event last week in Philadelphia, about 450 kids and Catholic leaders filled 3,000 bags with personal items for seniors served by Catholic Housing and Community Services.

Each painful step brings them closer to holiness

Work injuries left Jerry Cronin paralyzed, and he lost his nascent business and his house. But with wife Kim, his friends and a strong Catholic community in Chalfont and devout faith, the Cronins are counting their blessings.

Awards to honor youth in liturgical music ministry

The Association of Church Musicians in Philadelphia will offer prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000 to area students who share their musical gifts at Mass.