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Three archdiocesan schools receive National Blue Ribbon honor

Mother of Providence Regional in Wallingford, St. Katharine of Siena in Wayne and St. Patrick in Malvern were among only 50 non-public schools of the total 367 U.S. schools selected for the coveted honor this year.

Recovery walk participants find hope in every step

Residents and leaders of two archdiocesan Catholic Social Services outreaches celebrated the path to sobriety and new life during a Sept. 22 stroll through Philadelphia.

Archbishop Pérez welcomes students back to Delco school

During a Sept. 22 visit to St. Bernadette Parish School in Drexel Hill, Archbishop Pérez encouraged students, faculty, staff and parents to face a "different" kind of academic year with hope.

Food pantry, veterans group team up to fill backpacks for those in need

Mary's Cupboard, an archdiocesan emergency food ministry, and the Disabled American Veterans are bringing food, clothing and hope to vulnerable individuals -- and you can help.

Volunteers ready themselves for peaceful, pro-life vigil

Advocates gathered last week to focus on communicating abortion alternatives through respectful dialogue and witness, as the 40 Days for Life campaign is set to kick off Sept. 23.

Faithful Citizenship: 2020 voter information

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference presents information intended to inform and educate Catholic voters before the 2020 general election.

Jewish New Year a call for community amid COVID, says local scholar

In a Sept. 18 message published by the Vatican, Rabbi Abraham Skorka called for dialogue that respects diversity, as Rosh Hashanah begins amid the ongoing pandemic.

Catholic recovery group resumes in-person meetings

After months of COVID restrictions, Calix Society members gathered Sept. 15 for Mass and mutual encouragement at St. Gabriel's Parish in South Philadelphia.

Smiles behind face masks at drive-by parade in Delco

A joyous Sept. 16 gathering at Divine Providence Village in Springfield marked a rare in-person visit for medically fragile adults amid ongoing COVID concerns.

Bucks County parish raises funds, spirits in dark time

Parishioners at St. Ignatius of Antioch in Yardley collected almost $90,000 to help families struggling due to COVID, while bringing a message of hope to the community.