Rice Bowl program blends global, local to create enough for all
Now in its 45th year, the annual Catholic Relief Services campaign -- which raises millions for domestic and international hunger relief efforts -- bridges cultures and hearts.
Artist’s portraits show children as face of Holocaust
“Beloved: Children of the Holocaust,” an educational exhibit that displays 27 portraits of innocent lives lost during the Holocaust, opened at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia Feb. 19.
Interfaith leaders greet Archbishop Perez with warmth, hope
Representatives of the area's faith-based communities have welcomed the new leader of the Philadelphia Archdiocese, and say they look forward to "tapping into what intrinsically connects us."
Calendar of Events
Pennsylvanians for Human Life set annual banquet
The Celebrate Life Banquet will be Sunday, Feb. 23 at Springfield Country Club. Scott Klusendorf, president of Life Training Institute, is the keynote speaker along with other honorees.
Priest mentor to Archbishop Perez still going strong at 89
Father Michael Feketie befriended the family of Archbishop Nelson Perez in his boyhood and inspired him to be a priest. The Newark archdiocesan priest proudly watched his protege while serving in the ministry he loves.
Married couple shares life, hope with people at end of theirs
Funeral director Jim Brady and his wife Amanda, a 911 dispatcher, take nothing for granted -- including each other and the love they've shared since high school.
League’s two best, Wood and West, meet in championship
Monday night's Catholic League girls' basketball final at the Palestra will pit West Catholic's hot streak against Archbishop Wood's stellar season. Wood is hoping to atone for last year's heart breaker.
Two PCL giants to meet in finals on Monday
Roman Catholic and Neumann-Goretti have accrued a composite 52 Catholic League championships. That number will rise to 53 on Feb. 24 at the Palestra -- John Knebels offers a preview.
Relive the installation Mass for Archbishop Perez
See scenes of the Feb. 18 Mass in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in which Archbishop Nelson J. Perez became archbishop of Philadelphia amid an outpouring of affection by clergy, religious and lay people.
More scenes from Archbishop Perez’s installation
See more images from the joyous and solemn celebration Tuesday, Feb. 18 that saw the installation of Archbishop Nelson Perez as archbishop of Philadelphia.
First moments of a new era in Philadelphia
Watch our video of the Mass of installation for Archbishop Nelson Perez, who became the 10th archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Feb. 18 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.
Jean Vanier had ‘manipulative’ sexual relationships with six women
The founder of the ecumenical L'Arche communities that serve people with intellectual disabilities used his status to have sex with at least six women, and pressured them to keep it secret, an internal investigation found.
Vietnamese priest serves villagers quarantined for coronavirus
Since Feb. 16, Father Joseph Hoang Trong Huu has served nearly 11,000 residents in the Son Loi commune, which the government sealed off Feb. 13 for 20 days due to fears over the COVID-19 virus.
‘We are in human misery,’ Franciscan in northern Syria tells pope
A priest has begged for prayers as tens of thousands of people live in plastic tents amid snow and a bombing campaign. The UN has called the conflict "the biggest humanitarian horror story of the 21st century."
Judge says abuse victims’ attorney can question retired Rochester bishop
In a Feb. 11 ruling, a federal bankruptcy court ruled that retired Bishop Matthew H. Clark of Rochester can be required to answer questions about his knowledge of sexual abuse during the time he headed the diocese.
Federal appeals court now says Florida Latin cross can stay
The Feb. 19 ruling affirms that a World War II-era cross may remain standing in Pensacola, based on the Supreme Court's decision last year about a similar memorial in Maryland. Some analysts note the case could permit more religious symbols in public spaces.
Catholic Scout councils not affected by bankruptcy case, chairman says
Units sponsored by Catholic parishes will not be affected by the Boy Scouts of America's Feb. 18 bankruptcy filing, part of an effort to compensate victims named in hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits.
Jesus calls us to find God in our world, even when it’s broken
Even in the most troubled relationships and unfair situations, we have the opportunity to find God, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior.
Jesus in an unlikely (and cheap) disguise
A troubled young man who looks and dresses like popular images of Christ actually reveals the Savior's nature -- especially when he is handcuffed and escorted out of church, writes Gina Christian.
Readings of the Holy Mass: Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Read or listen to the readings before Mass with these resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.