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Faith leaders join Black Lives Matter rally for racial justice

The Catholic, Jewish, Methodist, Quaker and Episcopalian leaders of the Interfaith Council of Southern Delaware County led some 200 participants in a nonviolent protest rally and march Saturday, Aug. 1.

Archbishop Perez returns to old neighborhood with message of hope

During a July 26 visit to Holy Innocents Parish in Northeast Philadelphia, the archbishop greeted longtime friends, while urging faithful to be joyful missionary disciples.

Hundreds gather for pro-life Mass, prayer vigil

Despite an ongoing heatwave, some 400 participated in a July 25 liturgy and rally sponsored by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.

Camp offers summer fun, even in a pandemic

At St. Edmond's Home for Children, watermelon sprinklers and a homemade "drive-through" aquarium are bringing joy to medically fragile kids during a challenging time.

Ancient symbol takes on modern meaning for Archbishop Perez

At a July 19 Mass, Philadelphia's archbishop received the pallium, a woolen sash that represents communion with the pope and a commitment to the faithful, especially in the face of new challenges.

Parish celebrates open-air Masses to allay COVID fears

Many people are hesitant to return to church due to the coronavirus, so St. Matthew Parish in Conshohocken began celebrating Sunday morning Mass at a nearby football field.

Parishioners create sacred space among shrines, flowers

Dozens of prayer gardens at St. Helena Parish in Blue Bell draw parishioners closer to God, to creation and to one another.

Young men listen for God’s call at 3-day retreat

A mix of virtual and safe in-person events proved a success for the 32 young participants in this year's Quo Vadis discernment retreat June 29-July 1.

With kindergarten ahead, kids look forward to post-COVID future

After weeks of at-home study, 45 students of Casa del Carmen's Preschool Academy donned mortarboards for a festive June 19 drive-through graduation.

Priestly ordination class of 2020

Five men from diverse backgrounds became new priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia June 20 during a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Perez.