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Bishop McIntyre leads prayers for Rice Bowl’s success

Bishop John J. McIntyre presided at the kick-off event for Catholic Relief Services' Rice Bowl Monday, Jan. 27 at St. Martin de Porres Parish's food cupboard in North Philadelphia. Before blessing the Rice Bowls, the bishop encouraged families to pray, fast, learn about CRS' work in other countries and donate throughout the Lenten season. (Photo gallery by Sarah Webb)

Archbishop Chaput visits Archbishop Wood HS

Archbishop Charles Chaput visited students, faculty and administrators at Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster to celebrate Mass and kick off this year's Catholic Schools Week on Monday, Jan. 27. See's photo gallery of the visit.

Pro-lifers witness for life in Philadelphia

Local pro-lifers publicly proclaimed the sanctity of life in Philadelphia in recent days, including a prayerful witness so large that it closed the intersection near an abortion clinic.

Conwell-Egan, West Catholic square off in Catholic League tilt

Despite a slow start, Conwell-Egan defeated visiting West Catholic, 58-47, Jan. 20 in a Catholic League game. West Catholic led at halftime, 25-19, but Conwell-Egan pulled away in the second half to cruise to victory.

Prayer service gathers faithful to remember Rev. Dr. King

Archbishop Charles Chaput led the 31st annual Commemorative Prayer Service in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 19 at St. Malachy Church in North Philadelphia.

PREP teachers receive special awards

See our photo gallery of parish religious educators in the Philadelphia Archdiocese receiving awards for their years of service during a ceremony and Mass led by Archbishop Charles Chaput Jan. 11 at the Cathedral. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Ceremony honors Civil War vets at St. Anne Cemetery

See our photo gallery of St. Anne's Cemetery, which includes 53 veterans of the American Civil War. Wreaths honoring the soldiers were laid during a recent ceremony at the parish cemetery in Port Richmond.

Seminary exhibits creches from around the world

More than 50 international Christmas crèches are on display in the Ryan Memorial Library at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood through Feb. 1. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Archbishop’s Christmas party brings joy to 400 needy children

About 400 children served by Catholic Social Services throughout the year -- representing thousands more throughout southeastern Pennsylvania -- enjoyed themselves at the 57th annual Archbishop's Christmas Benefit for Children Dec. 19 at the Sheraton hotel in Philadelphia.

Sacred music of the season fills local churches

St. Anne Parish in Philadelphia and St. Hilary of Poitiers Parish in Rydal celebrated the joyful sounds of Christmas in concerts at their respective churches last week.