Assumption ‘shows what the Lord has in store for us,’ say priest, faithful
Proclaimed by Pope Pius XII in 1950, the dogma that Mary is fully present in heaven, both body and soul, reminds us that we are "destined for glory."
Archdiocesan summer camp gives kids ‘a bit of heaven on earth’
The messy fun of Camp Rainbow shines in the smiles of kids from St. Edmond's Home for Children, part of Catholic Social Services' continuum of care for persons with disabilities.
Designer bag bingo helps spread the Gospel in Kenya
Presentation B.V.M. Parish in Cheltenham hosted an Aug. 5 match that raised some $6,000 for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Mombasa, whose order works "to evangelize the people of God" through education and health care.
Philly saint a ‘disciple of the Eucharist,’ says pastor
Four years after her shrine's move to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, St. Katharine Drexel continues to be a "powerful reminder" of the Real Presence, prayer and service to others, said Father Dennis Gill.
Rosaries needed for agency serving vulnerable women
Catholic Social Services is calling for rosaries and messages of hope to encourage clients battling homelessness, addiction and mental illness -- and you can help.
On mission in Ukraine
Msgr. Kieran Harrington of the Pontifical Mission Societies shares with Inside CatholicPhilly.com his reflections on visiting Ukraine, where he spent time at Bucha, one of several sites of mass civilian killings by Russian forces.
People and Events
Catholic Foundation welcomes new CFO
James Moretti, a member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Jenkintown, brings more than 30 years of financial management experience to his new role.
Papal Foundation adds key members to team
Longtime Catholic development professionals Sharon Kucia and Ian Rangel will expand the organization's efforts to help the most vulnerable in the developing world.
In the marathon of life, Jesus runs with us
The journey of living the Christian life may be long and arduous, but Christ accompanies us at every step, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior.
Readings of the Holy Mass – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Read, listen to or watch videos of the Mass readings with these resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.
Catholic agencies say Inflation Reduction Act addresses long-standing goals
The "minor miracle" of the bill's Aug. 7 passage, lauded by several Catholic leaders, will tackle environmental concerns while lowering prescription drug prices.
Asylum-seekers will be allowed in as DHS ends ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy
In an Aug. 8 announcement, the agency said it looked to a "a quick and orderly" halt of a policy that has kept asylum-seekers out of the country while they await immigration court hearings.
Fraternal order honors Ukrainian Knight for leading war relief efforts
Youriy Maletskiy, who received the St. Michael Award at the Aug. 2-4 Knights of Columbus convention, was lauded for being "an instrument of hope" amid Russian's invasion of Ukraine, which has killed thousands and displaced millions.
Mary teaches primacy of humility over power, success
"To reign means to love ... and this is the road to heaven," said Pope Francis in an Aug. 15 reflection on the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Hong Kong: Five-day trial set for Cardinal Zen, four defendants
Court proceedings will take place Sept. 19-23 against the 90-year-old prelate, a longtime critic of Beijing who face charges of failing to properly register a now-defunct fund to help anti-government protesters.
Witch hunts on the rise worldwide, warns German aid agency Missio
Experts have found women, men and children in some 43 countries face mortal danger from persecution as alleged witches, with fear and lack of education contributing to the alarming trend.
In Ukraine, a moral call to truth
Kremlin propaganda regarding Russia's invasion of Ukraine violates the very purpose of language: to witness to the Truth itself, who is Jesus Christ, writes Gina Christian.
Berra, Hodges lead winners in balloting for Catholic baseball all-star team
A dream lineup was assembled by the Catholic Athletes for Christ ministry, based on votes cast by 2,000 Catholic baseball fans across the country.
Calendar of Events
Dr. Alveda King to give pro-life talk at Delco parish
On Aug. 19, St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Media will host the acclaimed author, speaker and niece of civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for a talk on preserving life and healing from loss.
Acclaimed organist performs benefit concert for Ukraine
Gail Archer will present works by contemporary Ukrainian composers at a Sept. 11 performance, with all proceeds supporting Caritas and the Little Servant Sisters as they minister to war victims.