Chrism Mass to livestream from cathedral tonight
Catholics can make Monday of Holy Week special by watching the annual Chrism Mass not on its traditional day on Holy Thursday morning but tonight, April 6 at 7 p.m. with Archbishop Nelson Perez.
Divine Mercy novena goes digital as prayers to end pandemic continue
Starting on Good Friday, the archdiocese will host an online recitation of the devotion in both English and Spanish, plus a free subscription to Formed featuring Catholic books, movies and programming.
Rice Bowl more needed than ever during coronavirus crisis
With 25% of all donations supporting archdiocesan food pantries, the annual Lenten initiative helps area residents while providing relief to the world's poorest populations.
Cathedral sets schedule of livestreamed liturgies for holy week
Archbishop Nelson Perez will lead the liturgies of holy week, including the Chrism Mass Monday night at 7 p.m., which will be livestreamed from the Cathedral due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Pandemic’s economic toll starting to mount for nation, church
The pandemic not only has caused massive job losses that may require more stimulus by government, it is also forcing Catholic organizations to "look at how we do things" and "quicker than we thought."
Long-held ethical, moral principles must guide COVID-19 response
The coronavirus pandemic is creating fear over rationing limited resources for treating patients, but principles such as upholding a person's dignity can guide decision making, said the U.S. bishops.
National moment of prayer coming on Good Friday
Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, invites U.S. Catholics to join him next Friday, April 10, to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart at noon.
Pope on Palm Sunday: Life, measured by love, is meant to serve others
With a small procession down the empty central nave of St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis began Holy Week without the presence of the faithful due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Asian cardinal says Communist Party to blame for covering up COVID-19
Cardinal Bo of Myanmar called the Chinese Communist Party "morally culpable" for initially covering up the full dangers of the virus, which originated in Wuhan, China.
Pope moves Good Friday collection for Holy Land to September
With Holy Week celebrations closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis postponed the traditional collection in churches worldwide to Sept. 13.
A crisis of coping: Staying emotionally, spiritually healthy at home
In these unprecedented times everyone is trying to handle the stresses of life under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. Father Keith Chylinksi offers a psychological and spiritual framework plus eight practical tips.
Hope of hospice can set loved one on path to eternal life
Hospice care expert Aimee Gustitis describes the options and the team approach for health care in one's home and how the dying process can be a beautiful experience.
In video, pope greets families at ‘difficult,’ ‘unusual’ time
Pope Francis presented a video for everyone Friday evening, April 3 in which he remembers anyone suffering from the coronavirus and its effects, and his "hope for a better world," one nourished by faith in the risen Jesus.
Holy Week without precedent is time to renew our faith
In his message before the start of Holy Week, Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, invites all to pray for an end to the coronavirus pandemic and grace to bear its burdens with patience.
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Christ transforms our suffering into new life
We often feel alone in hardship, an isolation Jesus knows well through his Passion and Death. Christopher Massaro, a seminarian at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, shares how Christ enters into our sorrow and leads us to the joy of the Resurrection.
In the coronavirus crisis, who gets medical care?
Health care professionals are facing too many patients with too few resources. Bioethicist Steven Bozza shares with Inside CatholicPhilly.com how doctors can meet this challenge while upholding the sanctity of human life.
Feeding the hungry in a pandemic
With the coronavirus, thousands of families look to archdiocesan food pantries for help. Sarah Hanley of the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia shares with Inside CatholicPhilly how you can assist those in critical need.
Archbishop Perez’s spiritual message during pandemic
Archbishop Nelson Perez addresses the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as part of the church's ongoing response to coronavirus.
Mesange espiritual sobre coronavirus del Arzobispo Perez
El Arzobispo Nelson Pérez se dirige a los fieles de la Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia como parte de la respuesta pastoral y temporal en curso a la pandemia de Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Archbishop Perez’s message to school students of the archdiocese
Archbishop Nelson Perez addresses the anxiety school students may be having as the public response to the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve.
Archbishop Perez’s message to archdiocesan employees
Archbishop Nelson Perez addresses the faithful employees of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as they navigate difficult waters during the pandemic.