As Americans celebrate the founding of the United States on Independence Day, July 4, we look at patriotism in this package of stories from our partner, Catholic News Service.
We’re tied to the land we call home, and to each other
More than just good feelings about a homeland, patriotism represents the kind of love that takes positive feelings and puts them into action to strengthen human bonds everywhere.
Catholics love country like their mother, and countrymen like siblings
The most loving thing Catholics can do for America is what St. John Paul did for his: Bring Christ to it, and bring it to Christ. This Fourth of July, we celebrate our country not apart from or in spite of, but within our Catholic faith.
Young patriot: Eagle Scout creates outdoor prayer space at church
Scouts often join their love of country with their love of the church when choosing their Eagle Scout projects. That includes Wilmington’s Alex Gray, who put his scouting skills to the test for his parish project.
Help us keep you informed -- CatholicPhilly.com can't do it without youDuring CatholicPhilly.com's fall donation campaign, you have a way to help us deliver the kind of news you need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live. Every household's costs keep rising, and we're no different. We make sure your dollars in any amount go a long way toward continuing our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month. Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can -- a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Or by credit card here: