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Prayers of thanksgiving, consecration rise from filled cathedral

Deacons from across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia gathered on Sunday, Oct. 15 for a Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul celebrating 50 years of the permanent diaconate in the church and in prayers consecrating the archdiocese to Our Lady of Fatima.

Charismatics raise hearts and hands in worship

Catholic faithful celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the church gathered in Delaware County last week for prayers, talks and worship. See scenes from the conference.

Liturgy marks 50 years of faith at SS. Peter and Paul

Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre celebrated the 50th anniversary Mass for the West Chester parish on Sunday, Oct. 15, along with the parish's pastor, Father Angelo Citino.

German-flavored young adult event had a Philly flair

Some 300 young people for an Oktoberfest party complete with an oompah band, Bavarian pretzels and of course, beer in big steins. New friends were made in the context of a Catholic gathering, which was the whole point of the affair.

High school leaders learn to respect life, with joy

Popular Catholic speaker Chris Stefanick energized and challenged more than 400 Catholic high school students representing 23 Catholic high schools at the annual High School Respect Life Leadership Day Oct. 5 at Neumann University.

Prayers of the rosary offered for victims of Las Vegas shooting

Faithful Catholics gathered to worship God and pray for Mary's intercession during the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's rosary devotion and Mass Oct. 7 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Blessing a new van so donors can support the poor elderly

A project to raise money for a much-needed van culminated Oct. 6 as residents of Holy Family Home and guests including the Knights of Columbus saw the Little Sisters of the Poor welcome their new vehicle.

Catholic agency helps dispel fear of refugees with meal in Chester

On the same day Pope Francis launched “Share the Journey” to encounter migrants in the community, Catholic Social Services hosted a welcome luncheon Sept. 27 for new arrivals at the CSS Chester Family Service Center.

Across the Aisles: A new Ukrainian Catholic bishop

Newly ordained Auxiliary Bishop Andriy Rabiy of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia celebrated Mass on Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Two top volleyball teams square off in Merion

Pope John Paul II traveled from Royersford to Merion Mercy Academy on Sept. 29 for a hard-fought match in which Merion prevailed, three games to two.