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Young adults ‘connect, grow and share’ faith to reach others

An Oct. 16 holy hour officially launched the archdiocesan Office for Ministry with Young Adults, beginning a new journey for a new generation, said Archbishop Nelson Pérez.

Faith, prophetic voices and small beginnings can end gun violence, says archbishop

The “simple but complex” challenge requires “a transformation of the human spirit” by God that takes place gradually, said Archbishop Nelson Pérez at an Oct. 16 Mass for peace and justice.

Pro-life advocates rally against ‘Black genocide’ through abortion

Some 120 supporters from Catholic and Christian communities gathered in downtown Philadelphia Oct. 9 to protest abortion's disproportionate impact on people of color.

Catholic Directory will publish, but not until early 2022

Not even the COVID-19 pandemic can stop the annual directory of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from publishing. But supply chains problems this year mean the coming edition will not be received by customers until February of next year.

Rosemont teams up with archdiocese to slash college tuition

Graduates of Catholic high schools in the Philadelphia Archdiocese are eligible for annual grants of almost $10,000 at Rosemont College, as the nation's student debt soars to $1.73 trillion.

Parishioners, police reclaim city streets for peace

Dozens of faithful from St. Ambrose in Philadelphia joined law enforcement in an Oct. 9 prayer procession through Olney as a "beacon of hope" that was part of a national initiative.

Montco parish café fills coffee cups, and hearts

With relaxed breakfasts after Sunday Mass, the Fellowship Café at Sacred Heart Parish in Royersford has a recipe for building community that works "on both sides of the counter."

African Mass celebrates ‘many cultures, many languages, one faith,’ says archbishop

Some 300 faithful representing dozens of African nations gathered for an Oct. 10 liturgy that revealed "something beautiful about the Catholic Church," said celebrant Archbishop Nelson Pérez.

Broad Street glows as police, priest brighten the night for sick kids

The fourth annual "Good Night Lights" display at Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia, organized by Oblate Father Steven Wetzel, brought joy to kids and cops alike.

‘Brotherhood’ of La Salle HS welcomes Archbishop Perez

The largest Catholic high school in the Philadelphia region hosted the archbishop for a visit this week in which he saw their many gifts, including close community.