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Dr. King commemoration, led by archbishop, set for Monday night

Archbishop Nelson Perez will lead a program remembering the late civil rights leader Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at St. Dorothy Church, Drexel Hill. All are invited to join in person or via livestream.

Archdiocese gears up for a year of St. Joseph filled with ‘real graces’

Masses, devotions and an array of spiritual resources will help faithful draw closer to the church's premier patron, whose intercession is more needed than ever, said Father Dennis Gill.

St. Gabriel School to close; students to attend nearby St. Thomas Aquinas

The two Independence Mission Schools, located little more than a mile apart, will consolidate beginning in the fall. St. Gabriel's was operating at only 28% of capacity, making it unsustainable.

Archbishop Perez inspires young adults to learn, get involved in church

A diverse group of young adults under the Office for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees gathered with the Archbishop Jan. 10 at St. Cyprian Parish to show their joy as missionary disciples.

Supreme Court says abortion drugs can’t be obtained by mail

The Supreme Court reinstated a requirement that women who are seeking abortion-inducing drugs must do so in person. A federal judge had allowed the drugs by mail last year due to the pandemic.

Healing a top priority in Buffalo, says incoming bishop

To bring about renewal from the contentious handling of sex abuse cases in the diocese and its bankruptcy, Bishop Michael Fisher will employ "the three C's:" communication, consultation and collaboration.

COVID-19 and ecumenism: Pandemic prompts prayer, action

Mutual charity and virtual ecumenical prayer among Christians have been good effects of the pandemic, highlighted in the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jan. 18-25.

House impeaches Trump a second time; timeline for Senate trial unknown

The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump, charging him with "incitement of insurrection" before the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Ten Republicans joined all 222 Democrats in the vote.

Rome university reverses decision to honor Father Pavone

Father Frank Pavone, founder of Priests for Life, is a staunch supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump and had become controversial for his political rhetoric and for continuing tensions with his bishop.

Court ruling against safe injection site a ‘victory,’ say local experts

A federal decision halting Philadelphia's plan for supervised illicit drug use is a win for those in addiction, as well as for the surrounding community, according to outreach workers, ethicists and civic activists.