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On busy city street, this reminder of Jesus’ birth can’t be missed

For the 20th year, a display of the Nativity creche will catch the eye of commuters going by Logan Square in Philadelphia. It was blessed Dec. 13 and supported in song by children who well understood the real meaning of Christmas.

$350,000 gift to Holy Family U one of university’s largest ever

Holy Family alumna Marianne Clisham Harrington donated her New York property to the university's School of Education Dec. 8. She had previously endowed a scholarship for education students in need.

Among new clergy assignments, one priest heading to Rome

An archdiocesan pastor and senior official will begin service at the Holy See next year, Archbishop Chaput announced, along with several other changes of assignment in the archdiocese.

Seminary opens its doors, welcomes hundreds for sacred music

The 30th annual Christmas concert at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, featuring sacred choral and instrumental music, capped a day in which Catholics came to tour the grand buildings in Wynnewood and meet the seminarians.

Operation Bundle Up keeps kids warm, stretches family budgets

Catholic Community Services led a drive to give 780 winter coats to needy Northeast Philadelphia families last Saturday. Read and hear CCS staff describe the rising need for children's coats and the joy of giving them.

Sisters of Life bring joyful ministry to pregnant women in Philadelphia

Archbishop Chaput blessed the new home in Philadelphia for five vibrant sisters of the New York-based order. They will walk with women who are pregnant or healing after an abortion -- and lift up the city in daily prayer.

These Christmas cards spread good cheer while feeding the needy

Continuing a tradition for more than 30 years, the purchase of archdiocesan Nutritional Development Services' Alternative Christmas Cards will help restock food cupboards and soup kitchens.

Area parishes to host addiction awareness series

St. Bede the Venerable and St. Margaret Parishes will host "We Thirst: Lessons in Mercy," an in-depth workshop presented by recovery specialist and speaker Nina Marie Corona.

Second car used by the pope in Phila. goes up for auction

Bids are now being accepted through Dec. 20 at an online auction website for one of the two Fiat sedans used to transport Pope Francis during his September 2015 visit to the city.

On Giving Tuesday, two Catholic charities lead call for generosity

After the shopping spree of Black Friday, the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia is urging consumers to donate to worthy causes today. Among them locally are Mother of Mercy House and St. Edmond's Home for Children.