Photo features

Priests’ meeting aims to revitalize priestly ministry

The 320 priests of the archdiocese met in Hershey, Pa., last week with the theme: “Priest, Prophet and King: Reviving Pride in our Priesthood.” (Photo gallery by Sarah Webb)

Graduating high school seniors honored at cathedral

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput led a Liturgy of the Word celebration for 158 top-ranked students at the Academic Honors Convocation May 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul to honor archdiocesan and private Catholic high school seniors for their academic excellence.

New group homes for Don Guanella men blessed in Downingtown

Former residents of Don Guanella Village in Springfield moved into their new group homes in Downingtown recently, and saw their homes blessed in two ceremonies Tuesday, May 20. (Photos by Maria Tucker)

Catholic League softball season ends with Ryan atop the pack

Archbishop Ryan captured the Catholic League softball championship with its victory over Lansdale Catholic High School May 22 at Widener University. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Six men ordained amid beauty of Cathedral rite

See our photo gallery of the Mass and rite of ordination for six priests ordained by Archbishop Charles Chaput on Saturday, May 17 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Students raise almost $20,000 for special education schools

The “Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities” fund raising event this year saw Catholic school students in the archdiocese raise $19,577 through the Catholic Charities Appeal. Bishop Michael Fitzgerald congratulated the students at an assembly May 12 at Archbishop Carroll High School.

Eight transitional deacons ordained at St. Charles Seminary

Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated Mass and ordained as transitional deacons seven men for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and one for the Capuchin Franciscan order on Saturday, May 10 in St. Martin's Chapel at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. See our photo gallery by Sarah Webb.

Local girls show solidarity with Nigerian kidnapping victims

Students and faculty at St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls showed their support for the more than 250 girls kidnapped in Nigeria last month. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Priests mark anniversaries with Mass at St. Charles Seminary

Priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia celebrating significant anniversaries of ordination this year were joined by other priests, deacons and seminarians for Mass May 1 in St. Martin's Chapel at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Little Flower H.S. hosts Teen Writers Festival

Twenty authors worked with students of the Northeast Philadelphia Catholic high school for girls on a recent Saturday for the event whose theme was “How to write (and illustrate) like you mean it.” (Photos by Sarah Webb)