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St. Mary Interparochial set model for Catholic schools 50 years ago

Celebrating its golden anniversary, the Old City school traces its roots back to the 18th century. But its founding in 1968 would be a template for the regional Catholic schools formed in recent years across the archdiocese.

Pastor, principal awarded for unique plan to revive school

The leaders of St. Andrew School, Drexel Hill, will receive a national Catholic honor this spring, along with three others in the Philadelphia Archdiocese -- the most of any diocese in the United States.

Former Chadds Ford pastor arrested on drug, theft charges

Msgr. Gregory J. Parlante, former pastor of St. Cornelius Parish, was arrested Jan. 25 and faces charges of drug possession and theft after a package addressed to him was discovered in the rectory after he resigned in May 2017.

CCA Night with the Philadelphia 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.

On Eagles’ big day, a time to honor 28 Catholics’ exceptional service

While last Sunday's football game ended in a trip to the Super Bowl, hundreds trekked to the Cathedral to celebrate honors received by their loved ones from Pope Francis. On that day and every day, they place God first.

Teen moms find skills and sisterhood at St. Vincent’s

The Mother-Baby residential program, an outreach of Catholic Social Services, provides housing, education and life skills for at-risk young women, preparing them for the challenges of parenthood.

Local Hispanic Catholics nearing final steps of V Encuentro process

Archbishop Chaput joined hundreds of Latino clergy, religious and lay leaders Jan. 20 for a day-long session in the multi-year process of planning for the future of Hispanic Catholic ministry in the U.S.

Delco parish hosts interfaith prayer service in honor of MLK Day

At St. John Chrysostom Parish in Wallingford, 900 people of various faiths united to "build a beloved community" of peace. Archbishop Charles Chaput presided over the gathering, which marked its 35th year.

Transforming grief to grace, ministries offer healing from abortion

Project Rachel and other faith-based outreaches offer healing and hope to those suffering from the effects of abortion. Counseling, weekend retreats and spiritual direction enable participants to mourn their loss and to experience reconciliation with God.

After 60 years, Catholic Charities Appeal still meeting many needs

Many things have changed since the appeal began in 1958, but the Philadelphia Archdiocese's outreach to people from all walks continues as this year's fund drive launched Jan. 18 with a $12.5 million goal.