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Cardinal Burke to head speakers on marriage at Cathedral

The retired archbishop of St. Louis and two other speakers will lead a day of study and prayer to rediscover the truth of marriage on Saturday, April 21 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Sacred art presentation deepens prayer at St. Isaac Jogues

The parish in Wayne hosted a March 22 talk by Philadelphia artist Kate Capato, who displayed several faith-based works designed to inspire contemplation.

Retreat at St. Stanislaus Parish looks at poverty rooted in Christ

At a Communion and Liberation retreat March 17, Father Philip Forlano challenged participants to rethink their Lenten sacrifices as prayers to Christ that ask him to transform us through his presence.

‘The Holy Spirit is at work’ in St. Andrew’s 200 outreach volunteers

Six teams each with up to 40 volunteer parishioners go out to meet whatever needs they find in the Newtown, Bucks County community, especially the elderly. The scale of the HOPE program is vast, but so is the faith of its lay members.

Hundreds of runners take to Havertown’s streets for Shamrock Shuffle

Some 450 runners raised thousands of dollars March 17 for Sacred Heart Parish in Delaware County. The seventh annual race benefits upgrades at the school gymnasium while bringing the community together.

Philadelphia halts foster care referrals to Catholic Social Services

Calling city partnerships with organizations that do not place foster children with gay people discriminatory, the city has ceased referring new child placements with Catholic and Christian agencies. CSS hopes the partnership will resume.

World-renowned Irish tenor Emmet Cahill coming to St. Kevin’s

The parish in Springfield, Delaware County will host a concert of sacred and secular Irish music, which "speaks of subjects like love and loss and emigration," said Cahill, this Thursday night. Learn how to win two tickets.

Kids start day with healthy breakfast, thanks to long-term partnership

Nutritional Development Services and the USDA have been serving free meals at area Catholic schools for 47 years. In the region almost 9,000 students a day receive a nutritious breakfast at schools like St. Monica in South Philadelphia.

CCA Night with the 76ers supports outreach to all

The Philadelphia 76ers are one of pro basketball’s most exciting teams, and now Catholic parishioners can enjoy a fun night watching the team March 19, all to benefit the annual Catholic Charities Appeal.

Multi-language, multi-choir Mass set for this Saturday

All are welcome to attend the annual Cultural Heritage Mass, which highlights the rich history and cultural diversity of the Catholic community here, on Saturday, March 17 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.