Photo features

St. Charles Seminary closes academic year with pomp

The seminary community heard speaker Jacqueline Rivera's words of advice before administrators conferred academic degrees on seminarians, priests and lay people at Concursus May 15.

St. Thomas More celebrates 50th anniversary

The South Coventry parish welcomed Archbishop Charles Chaput at a May 19 Mass that capped a year-long commemoration of the church's roots, and its vision for the future.

Archbishop Chaput ordains 7 men to priesthood

During the ordination Mass Saturday, May 18 at the cathedral, Archbishop Charles Chaput ordained the new priests for service in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Mission Day’s crafts, prayers teach of missionary outreach

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Missionary Childhood Association hosted a day to show about 65 Catholic school students how they can participate in their baptismal call to spread the Gospel.

Five men ordained transitional deacons at seminary

Archbishop Charles Chaput ordained three men for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, plus two for the Neocatechumenal Way who will serve in the archdiocese, May 11 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Local students honored by Catholic Athletes for Christ

Nineteen students representing 18 Catholic high schools in the Philadelphia Archdiocese received the Courage Award given for their leadership, academic and athletic excellence and commitment to their Catholic faith.

Hallahan HS, Community College of Phila. ink partnership

The archdiocesan all-girls high school and Philadelphia's largest college, located just blocks apart, agreed to a program in which eligible Hallahan students can earn a two-year college degree.

St. Katharine School gathers community for 5K race

A warm, sunny morning greeted participants in the ninth annual 5K race for St. Katharine of Siena School in Wayne on Saturday, May 11.

Across the Aisles: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Hilltown

The Bucks County parish celebrated its 100th anniversary with Mass on Sunday, May 5 led by Archbishop Charles Chaput and parish pastor Father John Schiele along with the faithful of the parish.

Scenes from the Philadelphia pro-life rally

After videos surfaced this week of a state lawmaker confronting women peacefully protesting abortion in Philadelphia, approximately 1,000 pro-life advocates gathered May 10 in front of a center city abortion clinic.