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Archdiocese plans for schools to reopen with flexibility

Catholic schools in the Philadelphia region are preparing to welcome students for the fall term through a mix of in-person and virtual instruction to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on education.

Sound checks lead to the sacred at Chester County parish

Now in its second year, the audiovisual ministry at St. Norbert Parish in Paoli "brings the Word to the community" while forming "fervent disciples."

Outreach keeping babies, kids clothed amid COVID crunch

In Northeast Philly, archdiocesan Catholic Social Services has launched "Clothing Cuties" to help struggling families keep up with growing kids and shrinking incomes.

Domestic violence webinars offer hope, help as abuse spikes

The archdiocesan Office for Child and Youth Protection will co-host three online sessions in August to confront what experts call "a pandemic within a pandemic."

Doubleheader on home field for Archbishop Perez

During a July 26 visit to Holy Innocents Parish in Philadelphia, the former "Padre Nelson" caught up with old friends at two back-to-back Masses in English and Spanish.

From cathedral’s pews to Planned Parenthood, faithful rally for life

Archbishop Nelson Perez led some 400 area faithful in a July 25 liturgy, procession and prayer vigil sponsored by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.

Archdiocese revamps youth, young adult ministry

Following the recommendations of a task force convened by Archbishop Perez, two new offices will focus on reaching an increasingly diverse next generation.

Amid gloom of COVID, Camp Rainbow shines

With bubble wrap fireworks and coffee-filter jellyfish, the archdiocesan summer program for intellectually disabled children is finding ways to keep kids safe while having fun.

Bucks County parish opens its heart to dogs in need

St. Martin of Tours in New Hope is partnering with Lulu's Rescue to give adoptable canines forever homes -- including one in the rectory.

Catholic women host online forum on racism

A July 28 virtual meeting, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will highlight women's unique gifts for healing the wounds of racial injustice.