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‘Horrendous attack weighs on all our hearts,’ says cardinal

News reports about the attack, which left at least eight people dead and 11 others injured, "are too preliminary to understand fully what has happened," the cardinal said, "but it grieves me deeply that we must again respond to such acts of terror."

The Shroud of Turin, a silent witness of the passion, death, and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ at St. Mary Parish

Saint Mary parish has invited a speaker who has spent thirty years studying the shroud in all its aspects. He will display a life-size replica of the shroud and a two-foot statue which shows the position in which the body of jesus was when he was wrapped.

The Shroud of Turin, a silent witness of the passion, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish has invited a speaker who has spent thirty years studying the shroud in all its aspects. he will display a life-size replica of the shroud and a two-foot statue which shows the position in which the body of Jesus was when he was wrapped.

The Pope Said What? Appreciating How Pope Francis Communicates

Understanding the particular context, Spanish thought, Jesuit style, and Pastor's concerns are keys to appreciating the communication event that is Pope Francis.

‘Faith’ at core of growth of law firm that helps immigrants, says founder

Sister Durst is the founder of Casa Cornelia, a San Diego pro bono law firm that represents hundreds of unaccompanied immigrant children, asylum applicants and victims of trafficking and enlists the volunteer services of countless private attorneys.

Pope encourages worldwide prayer in fight against trafficking

The International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking invites people to host or attend a prayer service that fosters awareness of and support for victims of trafficking.

St Mary’s Polish American Society: Mardi Gras Party

All are invited to St. Mary Polish American Society's 3rd Annual Polish Mardi Gras Polka Party at the TK Club at 521 East Hector Street in Conshohocken on Sunday February 24th from Noon to 5 pm.

Statements from Texas bishops on clergy credibly accused of abuse

he following are excerpts of statements made by the bishops of several Texas dioceses Jan. 31 on the disclosure of the names of clergy who have been credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

2017-2018 Audited Financial Statements of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Office for Financial Services - Supplemental narrative to audited financial statements for the Office for Financial Services

Dutch bishops: Media report on abuse was old news; safeguards in place

A Sept. 14 story in the NRC Handelsblad daily accused more than half of Dutch bishops of complicity in sexual abuse.

In letters to German cardinal, retired pope defends way he stepped down

Retired Pope Benedict XVI expressed his displeasure with the way a German cardinal publicly criticized his stepping down as pontiff, and he defended taking the title "pope emeritus."