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Archbishop celebrates Masses at cathedral for Palm Sunday

Baby Lara Kuttab receives the archbishop's blessing after Mass as her mother Nawaf carries her, and some palm. Posted on April 15th, 2014

Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated and preached the homily for two Masses on Palm Sunday, April 13, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.


Persons with disabilities celebrate Mass with archbishop in cathedral

The hearing impaired community offer to one another the sign of peace. Posted on April 15th, 2014

Archbishop Charles Chaput was the main celebrant and homilist at the annual Mass for Persons with Disabilities April 12 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia. See our photo gallery by Sarah Webb.


Archbishop confirms 51 parishioners of St. Genevieve, Flourtown

Matthew Christopher Burger, accompanied by sponsor Sarah Ritcey, is confirmed by Archbishop Chaput. Posted on April 9th, 2014

Archbishop Charles Chaput conferred the sacrament of confirmation on 51 young people of St. Genevieve Parish, Flourtown, on Thursday, April 3. (Photos by Sarah Webb)


Ministry of lector conferred on 13 men at seminary

Matthew Brody, a seminarian and member of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish  in North Wales, receives the lectionary from Bishop Senior during the rite. Posted on April 9th, 2014

Four men of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and nine others were instituted into the ministry of lector on Saturday, April 5 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.


Hands reach across U.S.-Mexico border in prayer and solidarity

People pray during Mass celebrated by a group of U.S. bishops at the border fence in Nogales, Ariz., April 1. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec) Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Bishops from the United States, Mexico and other countries got a first-hand look at the journey of immigrants across the border in Nogales, Arizona during a visit March 31. Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley led his brother bishops in the celebration of Mass for hundreds of Catholics on each side of the border, separated by a fence, April 1. (CNS photos by Nancy Wiechec)


Cathedral hosts Cultural Heritage Mass

From left, Christina Liu, Lina Liu and Maria Kuo from the Chinese community wore their traditional native dress for the Mass. Posted on March 31st, 2014

Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated Mass and witnessed the rich outpouring of cultural traditions in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Saturday, March 29 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.


Casa del Carmen toasts Green Light Pantry

GreenLightIMG_8519 Posted on March 31st, 2014

The pantry run by the Catholic Social Services agency is one of two food pantries in the city that provide only nutritious foods to clients as well as free nutrition workshops, health screenings and other services.


Distinguished graduates of Catholic schools receive awards

Honorees Bill Zwann, Sister Helen Rapine and Eileen Hansen share their moment in the spotlight at the Distinguished Catholic Graduate Awards March 27 in Philadelphia. (Sarah Webb) Posted on March 31st, 2014

The four who received the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Distinguished Graduate Awards March 27 were Bishop Joseph P. McFadden (posthumously), Brian Zwaan, Immaculate Heart Sister Helen Rapine and Eileen Hansen.


Delegation makes the case for Philadelphia in Rome

Pope Francis accepts the gift of a replica of the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, as Archbishop Charles Chaput looks on. Posted on March 26th, 2014

See our photo gallery of the delegation from Pennsylvania meeting with church officials in Rome to plan for the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.


St. Francis Xavier Church mobbed by faithful young Catholics

Posted on March 24th, 2014

Mass Mob, based on the fun concept of a flash mob, filled the Fairmount church for a Mass on Sunday, March 23 — see our photo gallery by Sarah Webb.


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