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Bishop celebrates retirement with meal for homeless

Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop Edward Deliman headed for the kitchen June 16 to serve clients of St. John's Hospice, as part of a monthly series that's building community right at the dinner table.

Gun violence highlights trauma, impaired brain development among teens, says psychologist

Dr. James Black of Catholic Social Services says at-risk youth are "growing up in a war zone" that leaves them on edge and hopeless -- and understanding their pain is key to stopping the bullets.

Kids cook parents dinner, while learning life lessons

Some three dozen students in an archdiocesan afterschool program prepared a lavish June 10 meal for their families, while showing off their creativity and "following through with a dream."

Archdiocesan agency honored for providing ‘real alternatives’ to abortion

For the 10th year in a row, Catholic Social Services has been named Pennsylvania's top provider of pregnancy support resources, with one agency director honored for almost three decades of work as a "mother helping other mothers."

Little learners cool off after long school year

Kids at the archdiocesan Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy celebrated the end of the term with shaved ice, beating the heat and savoring the moment amid challenging times.

The real reasons for gun violence on Philadelphia’s streets

Two at-risk teens served by Catholic Social Services share with Inside CatholicPhilly.com why bullets are shattering lives and breaking hearts on the city's streets -- and why most solutions aren't working.

Kinship care, adoption keeps kids in the family

Catholic Social Services is aiding hundreds of children and youth in need by helping relatives provide stable, loving -- and forever -- homes for them.

Agency hosts session on foster care for unaccompanied minors

Catholic Social Services is seeking caring individuals and families to host immigrant children and youth for short stays, with more information available at a May 18 presentation.

Humanitarian aid from archdiocese up 86% in 2021

More than 639,000 area individuals, from kids to seniors, were helped by a wide range of support from Catholic Human Services, according the agency's newly released annual report.

‘Take Back the Month’ helps women, girls take back their lives

For the second year in a row, archdiocesan Catholic Social Services is tackling "period poverty" by collecting feminine hygiene products for those in need.