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Couples recall how their marriages endured through the years

Couples married 50 years, 25 years and other anniversaries gathered at the Cathedral last Saturday with Archbishop Chaput, renewing their marriage vows and reviewing the secrets of their success.

Congratulations to our Philadelphia priest jubilarians

Priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are celebrating significant anniversaries of their ordination this year. See our list of 28 priests and their biographical profiles.

Therapist tells young adults how to conquer anxiety

At a session hosted by the Catholic Young Adults of Chester County, Christine Wittman offered Catholic-based strategies for overcoming anxiety, which affects almost a third of adults.

To avoid burnout, priests advised to abide in the Lord

Mindful of the stresses in priestly life, Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Minnesota urged archdiocesan priests at a convocation last week in Hershey to "surrender to God's grace," offering four practical steps.

Gladwyne parish making big investment in Catholic students

A select group of eight Philadelphia students ready to attend an archdiocesan high school probably never heard of St. John Vianney Parish, but its $3,000-a-year scholarships are making an impact on city families.

Love never fails: How a wife coped and her husband forgave

Patti-Ann McDonald was 24, married eight months and pregnant when notified her husband had been shot. He lived as a quadriplegic for 30 years and learned to forgive his attacker, as she told a local parish group recently.

Sri Lankan bombings tear into South Philly parish

For four years seminarian Sheron Fernando served at St. Monica Parish away from his Sri Lanka home, forging a bond of family with parishioners now worried for him.

Journalist tells of look into sex abuse report, what lies ahead for church

Veteran reporter Peter Steinfels told an audience at Villanova April 25 about his analysis of the Pa. grand jury report and what Catholics must understand about the sex abuse crisis.

New museum for St. John Neumann opens at his shrine

Archbishop Charles Chaput blessed the new St. John Neumann Museum April 29 at the saint's national shrine. The Redemptorist Fathers have gathered all his personal effects, and an exceedingly rare 1790 Bible.

Gianna Center of Philadelphia opens new facility in region

The pro-life women’s reproductive health center hosted a blessing by Bishop John McIntyre and open house April 26 in East Norriton, Montgomery County, with a big assist from local Knights of Columbus councils.