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‘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.

‘Life chains’ link advocates in prayer, silent witness to end abortion

More than 230 local participants joined thousands across the country Oct. 2 in defending the rights of the unborn, with area vigils taking place at 15 locations.

Parishes welcome fall, and each other, at Oktoberfests

Throughout the archdiocese, thousands "hungry to reconnect" after COVID celebrated autumn with the simple joys of food, family fun and crisp brews.

Ministry receives generous grants for homelessness outreach

St. John's Hospice will renovate its vital kitchen, dining and coffeehouse spaces, thanks to support from the Connelly Foundation and the William Penn Foundation.

Local faithful send messages of thanks to priests

Now in its second year, the "Thank You, Father" campaign gives parishioners a chance to share how clergy have helped them, from COVID to the confessional and even to the kitchen.

Parishes bless four-footers to mark feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Dozens of dogs, cats, hamsters, turtles and even a few rats received a sprinkle of holy water, as their owners shared faith and fellowship.

Local Indian Catholics celebrate heritage, welcome new director

Two September liturgies honored a community that traces its roots to St. Thomas the Apostle and looks forward to a bright future.

Former pastor of Downingtown parish sentenced for theft

Msgr. Joseph McCloone pleaded guilty in a Chester County court to two charges of mismanaging parish money. Under terms of his five years' probation, he must repay more than $30,000.

Delco church set to close, but its legacy lives on one mile away

Now part of St. George in Glenolden, the Holy Spirit worship site in Sharon Hill will shut its doors next month, marking a historical "full circle" for both parishes.

Phillies step up to the plate for archdiocesan ministry

For the past 18 months, the team has been providing top-shelf meals to St. John's Hospice, which serves hundreds of men experiencing homelessness -- and the dishes have been a home run for body and soul.