Skin Deep: Why Racism is Everyone’s Problem
"For the solution to racism – to most problems, I believe – begins with prayer and encounter. And that is because racism isn’t just a secular issue. It is a Catholic issue that demands a Catholic response," writes Mary Chollet, Director of Ministry and Communications at St. John Chrysostom Parish in Wallingford and a member of the Archbishop’s Commission on Racial Healing.
What can we give up at Lent?
In her latest column, Sarah Hanley writes, "We know that if we return anger with love, love will prevail. But we need to be able to turn our intentions into actions. We need to love with our whole hearts and live the Way of the Cross, the way of our Lord, Jesus Christ."
Student Reflection: Feeling Empowered at the 2023 March for Life
"I felt empowered marching alongside thousands of other pro-life advocates on January 21. I have attended the March for Life three times already, but there was a noticeable difference in the attitudes of those around me," writes Lily Mich, senior at Bishop Shanahan High School.
Why Black History Month Matters…
"As we celebrate Black History Month in February, we are afforded a unique opportunity to learn of the many contributions that people of African descent have made to our country and our Church. Indeed, Black History is American History," writes Father Stephen D. Thorne.
At the heart of charity is love
In her latest column ahead of Valentine's Day, Sarah Hanley of the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia writes, "We need to remember that the ultimate manifestation of love is the love God has for all of us. At CFGP, we are fortunate to partner with so many organizations and fund holders who share their heart with others."
Marching forward towards a culture of life
"I am often in awe witnessing the real work of so many people dedicated to the pro-life movement. From pregnancy care centers to legislative advocacy, education and leadership programs to donation drives, the pro-life movement displays its selflessness," writes Nikolai Brelinsky, a seminarian at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Celebrating 10 Years!
As the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia celebrates its 10th anniversary, Sarah Hanley writes about the impact the non-profit has had over the last decade throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.
“Lord, every nation on earth will adore You” Psalm 72
Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord, Father Stephen Thorne reminds us that we are challenged to love each other as sisters and brothers regardless of race, color, or culture.
Fulfilling our New Year’s Resolutions
"In 2022, we hoped to be kind and take time to think about our neighbors, to make charitable contributions both monetarily and with our abilities, and to live more fully the teachings of the gospels. As we reflect on the year, we see that, as a Catholic community, we have persevered in fulfilling our resolutions," writes Sarah Hanley of the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia.
This is what Laudato Si looks like in Philadelphia
"I’m grateful to have found brothers and sisters in faith to walk with on this daunting but necessary journey and they are right here in Philadelphia," writes Aaron Lemma in his column on Laudato Si and the work of EcoPhilly.