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Archdiocesan program shows troubled teens ‘A Better Way’

Conflict management therapy provided by Catholic Social Services gives adjudicated youth the skills they need to break free from the cycle of violence -- and chart a new course for their lives.

‘Ministry of belonging’ connects young adults with, without intellectual disabilities

An archdiocesan effort is working to create genuine encounters among the next generation of faithful to "build a more just and compassionate community" for all.

Scholarship auction offers ‘Tuition4Me,’ and a win for all

An online fundraiser hosted by SS. Neumann-Goretti High School is helping to cut college costs, while raising money and boosting pandemic-hit higher education admissions.

‘Refuse to turn away’ from terrors of genocide, say local scholars

On the April 8 commemoration of the six million Jews killed by Nazis during World War II, two Saint Joseph's University professors call for increased vigilance against discrimination and hatred.

Philly parish hosts high-tech bingo to benefit school

At Immaculate Heart of Mary in the city's Andorra section, the classic game moves online for an April 10 fundraiser that will reduce the school's carbon footprint.

Bucks County parish rises at dawn to celebrate Easter

More than 300 faithful gathered for a sunrise Mass at Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Warminster, an outdoor liturgy at which several finally received holy Communion after a year of COVID restrictions.

In the beginning, is now: Catholic Charities Appeal Day

Friday, April 9 is CCA Day as it has been since 1958 when Philadelphia Mayor Richardson Dilworth signed a city proclamation on the occasion. Times have changed but the human needs are as great as the generosity to meet them.

Gun violence calls for the Gospel message in action, say local pastors

With homicide rates soaring in Philadelphia and across the U.S., Archbishop Nelson Pérez and several inner-city priests urge faithful to bring the church to communities in desperate need of healing.

Catholic high school hosts COVID vaccine clinic for teachers

More than 500 second doses of the Pfizer jab were administered to public and private school educators March 31 at Archbishop Ryan High School, thanks to a partnership with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia that seeks to inoculate thousands.

Charity invites proposals for grants with May 3 deadline

The Ambassador’s Fund for Catholic Education opened its online portal April 6 for proposals. Last fall's grantees showed innovation -- see the list of projects utilizing more than $583,000 in funds.