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As school winds down, kids learn to eat their veggies, and like them

Some 30,000 children each day in the region are eating more salads and learning healthy eating habits, thanks to free meals provided by archdiocesan Nutritional Development Services, with federal and state support.

At Bridgeport parish, former Protestants discuss Catholic beliefs about Mary

Parishioners at St. John the Baptist, established through a Catholic rite for former Anglicans, learned how Marian devotion can enhance faith. The May 23 talk was sponsored by a ministry of the Legion of Mary.

Catholic Athletes for Christ comes to Phila., bestows awards

Twenty-two students from 12 Catholic high schools (see the full list) received Courage Awards from the national organization that is taking the field for the first time in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Catholic War Vets mark day of remembrance in Havertown

On Memorial Day, a small group of men met for Mass at Sacred Heart Church to pray for the souls of former comrades who lost their lives in America’s wars -- from the past century right to the present.

Catholic Social Services offers spiritual retreat for women in transition

More than 110 women who have benefited from Housing and Homeless Services programs gathered May 14-15 at Malvern Retreat House to remember that God sees them as "beautiful and courageous."

St. Gabriel’s horticultural program plants the seeds of success

Out of the city and living in the Montgomery County countryside, at-risk young men are learning in the classroom and on the grounds how to plant vegetables and maintain lawns while working as teammates.

Archbishop Chaput ordains six new priests for Philadelphia

At the end of a packed ordination Mass May 19 at the cathedral, the archbishop announced the first parish assignments for Fathers Kyle Adamczyk, Brandon Artman, Eric Banecker, Manuel Flores, Patrick Muka and Quay Pham.

Engineering school within West Catholic inspiring a love of science

At West Catholic Preparatory High School in West Philadelphia, students are getting an advanced look at the theory and practice of engineering, physical science and even marketing, before they head off to college.

Fallen-away Catholics get fresh look at the church at St. Cyril’s

A team of two lay persons and the pastor of the parish in Jamison, Bucks County have offered a six-week program for the past 11 years to help Catholics take the first step back, no matter how long they've been away.

Clergy assignment changes announced

Archbishop Charles Chaput has announced assignment changes for 46 priests and four deacons in parishes, schools and institutions of the Philadelphia Archdiocese.