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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The president of the German bishops’ conference said he was “strengthened and encouraged” by his discussion with Pope Francis about the case of a German bishop under fire for a massive building project that critics have denounced as extravagant.
The following is a summary of key indicators of parish sacramental life for parishes now undergoing self-study. Click on the parish name for a link to more detailed information, from the archdiocesan Office for Parish Service and Support.
Our Lady of Fatima, Bensalem
Weekend Mass attendance(percentage of registered parishioners attending Mass)
St. Ann, [...]
SAN ANTONIO (CNS) — At the opening Mass of the Knights of Columbus 131st supreme convention Aug. 6, the feast of the Transfiguration, attendees heard comments of congratulations for their charitable efforts as well as a challenge to do more for immigration reform.
Office for Financial Services
Office of Catholic Education
- Supplemental narrative to audited financial statements for the Office of Catholic Education
Schools of Special Education
Catholic Human Services
- Supplemental narrative to audited financial statements for Catholic Human Services
Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Catholic Social Services of the [...]
Forget about the violence and evil in the banner newspaper headlines and the evening news. There are a lot of good people out there who step forward when it counts, without any idea of publicity or earthly reward. Larry Ambrose and his family know the truth of that.
Click on a link below to see a PDF of archdiocesan financial reports from previous years.
Fiscal Year 2010-2011
Addendum to Fiscal Year 2010-2011
Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Fiscal Year 2008-2009
Fiscal Year 2007-2008
The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, ruling it unconstitutional.
DOMA, as it is called, recognized marriage as a union of one man and one woman when it was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. It denies federal benefits to same-sex partners who are legally married in states where same-sex marriage is permitted.
CatholicPhilly.com will post a full story on the ruling soon.
In English, the formulas for including St. Joseph in three of the eucharistic prayers of the Mass are as follows:
In Eucharistic Prayer II: that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with blessed Joseph, her Spouse, with the blessed Apostles …
In Eucharistic Prayer III: with the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with blessed Joseph, her Spouse, with your [...]