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Sister Joan Grelis dies, was Sister of St. Joseph for 78 years

After graduating from Little Flower High School, she entered religious life in 1942 and would go on to minister in four dioceses, including in Philadelphia.

Sister Mary Elizabeth Kratzinger dies at 85

She was a Sister of St. Joseph for almost 68 years, ministering for all those years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, primarily as a longtime teacher at archdiocesan high schools as well as St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Sister Cora Marie McGuire, M.S.B.T., dies at 91

The Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity spent 72 years of religious life primarily in religious education and parish life, from New England to the Mid-Atlantic states.

Donation drive lets women and girls ‘Take Back the Month’

Archdiocesan Catholic Social Services has launched a new campaign to collect feminine hygiene products for low-income households, preserving both health and human dignity.

Sister Madeleine Jude Hamilton, S.S.J., dies at 81

The former Margaret Veronica Hamilton of St. William School and John W. Hallahan High School in Philadelphia served all of her 51 years as a Sister of St. Joseph in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Sister Dolores Ann Moriarty dies at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown

The former Sister William Dolores was a Sister of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill for 65 years, having served in the Philadelphia Archdiocese plus Washington and Trenton. She was 84.

Sister Dolores Ann Dennin dies, was I.H.M. sister for 73 years

The Harrisburg native earned two graduate degrees and ministered for 58 years in Catholic high schools, plus ministry in grade schools and a mental health clinic. She was 90.

For true healing, abuse survivors urge church to hear their stories

Survivors of sexual abuse are inviting the Catholic Church -- from parishioners to the bishops who lead dioceses -- to join them on their journey toward healing and reconciliation during April.

Court says Ohio can ban Down syndrome abortions

A federal appeals court, in a 9-7 decision, upheld an Ohio law that prohibits doctors from knowingly participating performing an abortion because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

California lifts indoor worship rules; bishops say safety still a priority

A day after California lifted its mandatory limits on indoor worship, the bishops of the state's 12 Catholic dioceses called for "responsible and safe" worship, and for people to get vaccinated.