Visiting seminarians meet Philly’s homeless men ‘brother to brother’
Five young men from St. Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh recently spent a week living with clients of St. John's Hospice -- and found at the archdiocesan ministry a home among family.
Grandkids (and great-grandkids) bring ‘blessings beyond measure,’ say area seniors
As the church marks the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, local faithful say they can't imagine life without the "pure joy" their children's children bring to them.
Philippine weightlifter credits her Olympic success to her faith
After taking the gold July 26 by lifting 443 pounds, Hidilyn Diaz held up her Miraculous Medal in victory, calling it a sign of her faith in "Mama Mary and Jesus Christ."
Catholic university grad brings passion, focus to BMX Olympic event
Marian University alumna Felicia Stancil strives to "make the most of each day" in her sport, drawing on her education and the wisdom of her father, a former BMX racer.
At embezzlement trial, lawyers argue against Vatican jurisdiction
Attorneys for Cardinal Angelo Becciu and several other defendants say they need more time to prepare for the case, which stems from a failed property investment that lost millions for the Vatican.
Retired Pope Benedict criticizes church in Germany, says mission obscured
Without "the heart and the spirit" of the church present in its official texts, "the exodus from the world of faith will continue," the 94-year-old retired pope said in a recent interview with a German magazine.
To feed the world, start with family farms, pope says
Ahead of a United Nations summit in September, Pope Francis said small farmers are essential to rebuilding economies and tackling hunger, especially in "the post-pandemic 'restart' process."
No ‘devout Catholic’ can condone killing child in the womb, says archbishop
In response to remarks made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco said July 22 the "right to life is the most fundamental human right" and urged support for women in crisis pregnancies.
Mississippi’s attorney general in brief urges high court to overturn Roe
In a July 22 filing, Lynn Fitch said "nothing in constitutional text, structure, history or tradition supports a right to abortion."
Haitians in Miami mourn fallen Haiti president on eve of his state funeral
Faithful in South Florida's Haitian-American community gathered for a July 22 Mass in honor of Jovenel Moïse, who was assassinated in his home July 7.
Celebrate grandparents as link between generations
Archbishop Nelson J. Perez offers a video message on the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on Sunday, July 25.
Thriller gets ‘Old’ quickly
Despite an engaging start and credible ending, M. Night Shyamalan's latest flick about a time-warp tropical paradise ages fast, and rather badly.
Archbishop Perez's calendar
Archbishop Nelson Pérez’s public calendar for August 2021
See this month's public schedule for Archbishop Nelson Pérez.
Appreciating the Mass, in any language
With the recent news on the Latin Mass, it is clear to Greg Erlandson that care should be taken in celebrating the post-Vatican II liturgy, and lay people should be better educated in its history and its mysteries.
My 2,100-year-old grandfather
From managing money to watching her mouth, Gina Christian finds a true elder in Yeshua Ben Sira, author of the deuterocanonical book Sirach.
‘The hand of the Lord’ feeds, cares for us with abundance
Msgr. Joseph Prior explains this Sunday's Mass readings as they begin the Bread of Life Discourse, in which Jesus offers people food and ultimately himself, so that we "taste and see the goodness of the Lord."
Calendar of Events
Baby shower celebrates ‘little bundles of joy,’ and their moms
Catholic Social Services will throw a party for expecting mothers at its Chester City location July 29, with raffles, vendors, lunch and games.
Virtual Catholic speed dating connects singles of all ages, near and far
Four upcoming sessions are set to introduce Catholic singles of every generation July 30 and 31 and Aug. 2 and 4. A number of previous participants have since married.
MagniFest summer music series blends praise, prayer
The weekly concerts will take place July 31, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14 at St. Mary of Providence Retreat Center in Elverson, with prayer, food and vendors rounding out the evenings.