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Sealed with a kiss: Married couples renew vows at Mass

Archbishop Charles Chaput was the main celebrant for the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass Saturday, May 4 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. See scenes from the Mass.

Museum enriches national shrine of St. John Neumann

Students of St. Peter the Apostle School, leaders of the Redemptorist congregation and lay faithful joined Archbishop Charles Chaput April 29 as helped open the new St. John Neumann Museum in Philadelphia.

Easter Vigil Mass at St. Ambrose Parish

During the Mass at the lower Northeast Philadelphia parish, celebrated by Father James Catagnus, 11 people received the sacraments of initiation, with as eight baptized Catholic and three entering fully into the church.

Good Friday at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery

The Stations of the Cross were prayed by Our Lady of Grace parishioners through the parish cemetery in Penndel, Bucks County in a prayerful rite recalling the passion and death of Jesus.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the Cathedral

The evening Mass on Holy Thursday commemorated the institution of the Eucharist and modeled Christian service in the rite of the washing of feet, received by 12 seminarians of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Easter Sunday at St. Athanasius Parish

The parish in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia gathered in the joy of the great feast of the Resurrection of the Lord on Sunday, April 21, led by their pastor, Father Joseph Okonski.

Chrism Mass at the Cathedral

The Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul hosted the annual Mass with Archbishop Charles Chaput as principal celebrant, on Holy Thursday morning, April 18. All priests present renewed their ordination promises.

St. Katharine Drexel students make Bible come alive

Students of the regional Catholic school at St. Bede's in Holland presented various biblical scenes, including the life of Jesus and his crucifixion, on Palm Sunday evening, April 14.

Scenes of Palm Sunday at the cathedral

Catholics filled the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul for the Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion on Sunday, April 14, which marked the solemn start of Holy Week in the church.

Tragedy at twilight: Notre Dame Cathedral burns

UPDATED - The 850-year-old church appeared to sustain heavy damage after a fire tore through its roof and destroyed its central spire April 15. See the latest photos in this gallery, and see developing coverage in World News.