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Twitter report: Cardinal Foley lies in state at St. Charles Seminary

Editor’s note: This report will be updated through midmorning prayer. 8:45 am.  Here at St. Charles Seminary, waiting for transfer of Cardinal John Foley’s body. Hearse waits at foot of steps at seminary entrance, at cardinal’s home away from Rome for more than 25 years. Seminarians, faculty and friends gather in main lobby amidst subdued […]

Media coverage of Cardinal John Foley’s funeral Mass

Streaming Live on the Internet and to mobile devices at www.archphila.org beginning at 9:45 a.m. (Public Viewing); 1:40 p.m. (Procession); 2 p.m. (Solemn Funeral Mass) EWTN Broadcast, Friday 12/16, 2 pm (ET Live) CATHOLIC TV Broadcast, Friday 12/16, 2 pm (ET Live) 12/16, 8:00 pm (encore) Telecare Television Broadcast, Friday 12/16, 2 pm (ET Live) […]

Saturdays with Cardinal John P. Foley

Cardinal John P. Foley had the ability to make faith a reasonable and happy choice in these skeptical times. Well-named after his patron saint, John the Evangelist, Cardinal Foley, who died Dec. 11 at 76, drew people to God and the Church through his cheerful personality and his clear, succinct explanations of the Catholic faith. […]

Archdiocese announces rollout of Parish Pastoral Planning initiative

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced the beginning of the implementation of Parish Pastoral Planning Initiative Dec. 14. The first 22 of 44 Pastoral Planning Areas (PPAs), each made up of several parishes in the same geographic vicinity, will begin their work of developing and implementing their Parish Pastoral Plans. Under the leadership of Msgr Arthur […]

‘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 […]