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Archbishop points out ‘sign of God’s great love’ to Bonner-Prendie students

In a visit Feb. 24 to Msgr. Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School, Archbishop Nelson Pérez spoke of signs of God's presence for the 798 students, who joined in the hope that "everything is getting better."

Men invited to share faith, fellowship virtually at Man Up Philly 2021

The 13th annual Men’s Spirituality Conference is, like so many other events in the past year, going virtual on Saturday, March 6 with a strong lineup of speakers.

Rosary procession ‘reclaims the city’ for life, healing

Bitter winds and icy sidewalks didn't deter some 20 participants, led by the Sisters of Life, from walking more than two miles Feb. 20 to pray and minister to passersby.

NDS’ food drive staves off hunger, one can at a time

The Lenten "One-Can Meal" collection has become more vital than ever in restocking a network of archdiocesan food pantries, which have seen more first-time clients due to COVID, said administrators.

Little Flower songwriting class ‘lets students lead the way’ to musical diversity

Composer and choral director Tonya Taylor Dorsey has launched a new workshop series at the archdiocesan high school, with an ear for the many genres that speak to kids' hearts.

Catholic singer puts Lent’s pillars to song at St. Francis Parish

Songwriter and evangelist Marty Rotella offered his presentation on prayer, fasting and almsgiving at a two-day event Feb. 21-22 at the Springfield, Delaware County parish.

Philly parish welcomes new Knights of Columbus council

The world's largest Catholic fraternal organization has launched a new chapter at St. William Parish, whose pastor (a fourth-degree Knight himself) says members are "ready and standing by" to serve the community.

Novena, Mass set to honor ‘faithful, fervent’ Philly saint

St. Katharine Drexel, whose life was marked by a "selfless demonstration of God’s love and devotion to all," will be invoked in a solemn novena capped by a March 3 liturgy at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Webinar helps 120 young adults find health, growth during COVID isolation

With young adults facing isolation from their peers, family, work and church, an event by the Office for Ministry With Young Adults helped young people gain skills for psychological coping and spiritual growth during the pandemic.

Philadelphia archdiocese warning parishes about series of thefts

A Collegeville man was arrested for breaking into poor boxes at several churches. “If individuals have fallen on hard times, they needn’t be driven to thievery,” said a spokesman. “They need only ask for assistance.”