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.

As we continue this Advent journey it might be time for us to get some tough love

“I don’t want to be harsh with anyone, but sometimes we do need some tough love. The sincerity of our repentance and discipleship must overflow into good works and charity,” writes Father Ravert in this reflection.

Jesus Christ is the source of our dignity

“Every person has dignity. As we begin this season of Advent, let us reflect on the humility of the Child Jesus who was born poor, an immigrant, unknown to the world. Let us reflect on Jesus alive in the hearts of our most vulnerable neighbors," writes Father Charles Ravert.

Racism is a sin and must be crushed, eradicated

"Courageous conversations on racial matters are needed with honest and respectful exchange of views. Words matter, tone matters, and civility matters," writes Gerald T. Davis, a member of the Archbishop’s Commission on Racial Healing.