Hispanic Catholics

Philadelphia’s new archbishop sounds call to ‘welcome the outcast’

Archbishop Nelson J. Perez placed a mark of familiarity on the formality of rites in the Mass that installed him as the new archbishop of Philadelphia Feb. 18 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Welcome home, Padre Nelson

Long before Archbishop Nelson Pérez was a bishop, he was simply "Padre Nelson" to the Flores and Negron families, even teaching the kids a few tricks on guitar. They returned the favor on Feb. 18 by playing at his installation Mass for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

New archbishop faces headwinds and hope on immigration

Archbishop Nelson J. Perez will lead an archdiocese where immigrants make up between 10-15% of the population. From local to global levels, migration will remain a key issue for years to come.

Philly’s Latino, Hispanic Catholics welcome one of their own as shepherd

With more than 82,000 registered members from 23 different countries, the archdiocese's Spanish-heritage faithful are eager to reach a new generation while preserving their cultures.

La Voz de Dios en las Voces de Nuestros Pueblos

Escuche a nuestra programa radial en español, que lleva un mensaje espiritual y pastoral a la comunidad hispana.

Watch the installation Mass for Archbishop Perez

Our live video of the installation ceremony today, Feb. 18 for Archbishop Nelson J. Perez as the 10th Archbishop of Philadelphia begins at 1:40 p.m. The Mass starts at 2 p.m. -- watch it here and see full coverage immediately following.

At end of trip, New York cardinal recalls moments of faith, hope for Cuba

During a Feb. 7-12 visit to the island, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan described his brother bishops as "extraordinarily realistic," with "a phenomenal sense of serenity and confidence" in spite of difficult times.

Concert raises funds, hope for nuns after earthquake

A Feb. 12 show will support rebuilding efforts for the Dominican Sisters of Fatima, whose convent was badly damaged by two major earthquakes that rocked Puerto Rico in January.

Boletín Informativo de Febrero, Oficina para Católicos Hispanos

Aprenda sobre los eventos comunitarios y información de interes a la comunidad hispana en la Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia.

Estudiante de condado Bucks dice ser ‘afortunada por asistir a la escuela católica’

Brunissa Morales, que está en el octavo grado en la escuela de San Carlos Borromeo en Bensalem, compartió su reflexión sobre la educación católica durante la Semana de Escuelas Católicas.