News

Holy Week

Holy Week

Photo roundup

Photo hightlights around the archdiocese.

Archbishop holds town hall with Catholic students

Archbishop Charles Chaput hosted an in-person and virtual town hall meeting with student representatives from the 17 archdiocesan Catholic high schools Feb. 8 at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in Philadelphia.

Meet the new Eagle Scouts from Troop 290 at St. Cecilia

Four Eagle Scouts from Troop 290 at St. Cecilia Parish in Philadelphia are pictured during execution of their Eagle Scout projects in 2011 and 2010.

PECO building lights up for Catholic Charities Appeal

The PECO crown lights in Philadelphia blazed bright Feb. 12, 2012 with a message promoting the annual Catholic Charities Appeal.

Merging schools celebrate Catholic Schools Week together

St. Stanislaus School in Lansdale celebrated of Catholic Schools Week in style Feb. 3. The school hosted students from St. Rose of Lima in North Wales for an evening event that included art exhibits, tours, dancing and opportunities for both sets of students to get to know each other. The schools are set to merge in 2012.

Catholic Underground draws young men and women to fellowship and adoration

Catholic Underground, a cultural apostolate of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, took place at Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia Feb. 11. The evening started at 7:15 with the sacrament of reconciliation, followed by a 7:30 Holy Hour celebrated by Father Christopher Rogers, director of campus ministry at Immaculata University. A 9 p.m. coffeehouse featuring the Erik Christensen Band closed the evening.

Cardinal Bevilacqua laid to rest after funeral rites

Photos from Cardinal Bevilacqua's funeral rites Feb. 6 and 7, 2012

A life of teaching and sanctifying: Images of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua’s life

Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, died in his sleep Jan. 31, at the age of 88, at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, where he resided. Cardinal Bevilacqua served as Archbishop of Philadelphia from Feb. 11, 1988 to Oct. 7, 2003. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals on June 28, 1991.

Planning cities for the future

A number of archdiocesan schools participated in the annual Philadelphia Regional Future City Competion, sponsored by the National Engineers Week Foundation, which took place Jan. 28. Fifty-three schools registered for the program and close to 1,000 students worked on creating cities this year.