Padre Pio festival shows ‘the church at its best,’ says Bucks County pastor
St. Bede the Venerable Parish teamed up with the Knights of Columbus to host its seventh annual celebration that brought the beloved Italian saint to the streets -- and into people's hearts, said Msgr. John Marine.
Delco parish hosts triduum of prayer to ‘main recruiter’ St. Joseph
St. Joseph Parish in Aston invites faithful and the wider community to an Oct. 1-4 series of Masses and reflections on "the saint whose silence is a language all its own."
Exchange finds new homes for sacred objects
The Liturgical Exchange in Lenni, which will host an open house Oct. 4-6, stewards items "used for the worship of Almighty God," providing both practical solutions and a "catechetical" moment for archdiocesan faithful.
Papal Foundation awards more than $800K in scholarships
Clergy, religious and lay faithful from five different continents will have the opportunity to study in Rome, thanks to a scholarship program administered by the Chester-based nonprofit.
Pro-life advocates must ‘not grow complacent,’ says bishop
With abortion regulation now back at the state level, the defense of human life requires renewed "effort, prayer and advocacy," said Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre at a Sept. 25 Mass to kick off Respect Life Month.
FBI arrest of Pennsylvania pro-life leader called ‘horrendous stunt’
The Sept. 23 indictment of King's Men founder Mark Houck for violating a federal act on abortion clinic access was meant "to intimidate pro-lifers," said Tom Stevens, president and CEO of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.
Bishop Robert Maginnis remembered in words and images
The retired auxiliary bishop, who died Sept. 14 after a lengthy illness, is being recalled as a gentle shepherd who "took others as they were" and showed them the love of Christ.
Archbishop Ryan HS welcomes Archbishop Pérez
During a Sept. 21 pastoral visit, the archbishop celebrated Mass and toured the Northeast Philadelphia high school.
Religious sisters, brothers mark anniversaries at Cathedral Mass
Consecrated women and men religious in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia came together for the annual religious jubilarians’ Mass Sept. 18 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.
Ukraine religious leaders call for return of POWS, criticize ‘referendums’
In a Sept. 23 statement, clerics said Russia violated international law through its inhumane treatment of prisoners, and its staged "votes" to annex portions of Ukraine.
Fifty years after martial law, Filipinos gather to recall heroes, martyrs
At a Sept. 21 ecumenical service in Manila, church leaders honored the memory of priests, pastors, religious and laity who were tortured and killed during the brutal regime of President Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
Bishops in Belgium authorize prayer for committed gay couples
The bishops said the decision reflects "a need for a recognition" of same-sex unions, "on the condition it is clear that it is not equivalent to a wedding blessing." The Vatican had not yet commented as of Sept. 20.
Catholic college president: Generalizing cost of higher education misses the mark
Debate about student loan forgiveness overshadows the fact that affordable, academically excellent education is available at a number of Pennsylvania schools, writes Dr. Jonathan Peri of Manor College.
Prayers offered for victims of Ukraine war, calls for peace renewed
Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia joined Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington Sept. 21 for an ecumenical prayer service to remember those killed in Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and to heal the war-ravaged nation.
San Juan archbishop struggles with slow communications following Fiona
The hurricane hit Puerto Rico Sept. 18, knocking out power to the island and leaving millions without "electricity or internet or water," said Archbishop Roberto González Nieves.
Bishops speak against transport of migrants; it ‘offends God,’ says one
Sending migrants to out-of-state cities, as two governors have so far done, "destroys society and shows how low individuals can (stoop) for personal gains," said San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller.
Necesitamos el coraje que proviene de confiar en Dios
En un mundo lleno de problemas, lo que es mas importante es eligir hacer el bien y elegir no hacer el mal, escribe Padre Carlos Ravert.
Boletín Informativo de Septiembre, Oficina para Católicos Hispanos
Aprenda sobre los eventos comunitarios y información de interes a la comunidad hispana en la Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia.
Author, former Marine, ponders how faith tempers horror, violence
Catholic writer Philip Klay draws on his faith to share what war, armed conflict and bloodshed do to the human soul.
Jesus calls us to care for the poor as a sign of our love
The parable of the rich man and Lazarus is an example of what -- and what not -- to do in living out Christian discipleship, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior.