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Rice Bowl program blends global, local to create enough for all

Now in its 45th year, the annual Catholic Relief Services campaign -- which raises millions for domestic and international hunger relief efforts -- bridges cultures and hearts.

Men invited for inspiration, encouragement at Man Up Philly

The 12th annual Man Up Philly Conference is set for Mar. 7 and seeks to energize men through prayer, impactful talks and community. Speakers include former Eagles tight end Brent Clark, Immaculee Ilibagiza and Steve Bollman, with Archbishop Perez celebrating Mass.

Catholic Charities Appeal wins at Sixers game

A Feb. 20 match helped benefit the campaign, which raises vital funds for an array of archdiocesan ministries that assist tens of thousands. Catholic Human Services secretary James Amato received an official team shirt, to the delight of several program clients.

Artist’s portraits show children as face of Holocaust

“Beloved: Children of the Holocaust,” an educational exhibit that displays 27 portraits of innocent lives lost during the Holocaust, opened at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia Feb. 19.

Interfaith leaders greet Archbishop Perez with warmth, hope

Representatives of the area's faith-based communities have welcomed the new leader of the Philadelphia Archdiocese, and say they look forward to "tapping into what intrinsically connects us."

Harrisburg Diocese files for bankruptcy

Citing "dwindling church revenues” as well as financial reparations for survivors of clergy sexual abuse and high legal costs, Bishop Ronald Gainer “regrettably” announced the reorganization Feb. 18.

Local Catholic colleges show awards, scholarships

Neumann, Cabrini, Villanova, Holy Family and St. Joseph's universities recently made news with announcements of various tuition aid programs, an education center and even a new faculty residence.

Faithful fill cathedral for installation Mass

More than 2,000 participants of all ages, ethnicities and parishes celebrated Archbishop Nelson Perez's installation as archbishop Philadelphia, filling the cathedral with joy, beauty and revelry.

Diverse music hits high note for Archbishop Perez’s installation Mass

From Cuban laments to gospel and chant, the hymns for the Feb. 18 liturgy reflected the joy of those served by the former "Father Nelson," who himself is "a gifted musician."

St. Agnes faithful call archbishop ‘a man of action’

Although Archbishop Nelson Perez served as pastor of St. Agnes Parish in West Chester nearly a decade ago, the impact he left can still be seen. His former parishioners are overjoyed to welcome him home.