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Padre Pio festival shows ‘the church at its best,’ says Bucks County pastor

St. Bede the Venerable Parish teamed up with the Knights of Columbus to host its seventh annual celebration that brought the beloved Italian saint to the streets -- and into people's hearts, said Msgr. John Marine.

Delco parish hosts triduum of prayer to ‘main recruiter’ St. Joseph

St. Joseph Parish in Aston invites faithful and the wider community to an Oct. 1-4 series of Masses and reflections on "the saint whose silence is a language all its own."

Exchange finds new homes for sacred objects

The Liturgical Exchange in Lenni, which will host an open house Oct. 4-6, stewards items "used for the worship of Almighty God," providing both practical solutions and a "catechetical" moment for archdiocesan faithful.

Papal Foundation awards more than $800K in scholarships

Clergy, religious and lay faithful from five different continents will have the opportunity to study in Rome, thanks to a scholarship program administered by the Chester-based nonprofit.

Pro-life advocates must ‘not grow complacent,’ says bishop

With abortion regulation now back at the state level, the defense of human life requires renewed "effort, prayer and advocacy," said Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre at a Sept. 25 Mass to kick off Respect Life Month.

FBI arrest of Pennsylvania pro-life leader called ‘horrendous stunt’

The Sept. 23 indictment of King's Men founder Mark Houck for violating a federal act on abortion clinic access was meant "to intimidate pro-lifers," said Tom Stevens, president and CEO of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.

Delco parish celebrates its 70th anniversary

The pews at St. John Chrysostom Parish in Wallingford were filled with faithful for a Sept. 11 anniversary Mass followed by family fun. The parish also released a video for the occasion.

Jewish holidays a chance for Catholics to reflect on shared values, says professor

With their calls to reflection and repentance, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur invite Catholics to consider the Jewish roots of their own faith, said Philip Cunningham of Saint Joseph's University.

Faithful recall late bishop as ‘priest who loved God’ and everyone he met

Tributes have poured in for retired Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop Robert P. Maginnis, who was laid to rest Sept. 22, having "walked the talk" of Christian discipleship throughout his life and ministry.

Bishop Robert Maginnis, ‘gentle shepherd, loving priest,’ laid to rest

Archbishop Nelson Pérez was the principal celebrant at a Sept. 22 funeral Mass that drew hundreds of mourners to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.