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Gun violence calls for the Gospel message in action, say local pastors

With homicide rates soaring in Philadelphia and across the U.S., Archbishop Nelson Pérez and several inner-city priests urge faithful to bring the church to communities in desperate need of healing.

Catholic high school hosts COVID vaccine clinic for teachers

More than 500 second doses of the Pfizer jab were administered to public and private school educators March 31 at Archbishop Ryan High School, thanks to a partnership with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia that seeks to inoculate thousands.

Charity invites proposals for grants with May 3 deadline

The Ambassador’s Fund for Catholic Education opened its online portal April 6 for proposals. Last fall's grantees showed innovation -- see the list of projects utilizing more than $583,000 in funds.

Catholic school alums raise thousands to fight leukemia

Three graduates of archdiocesan elementary schools put their education -- and painful experience -- at the service of others, collecting more than $150,000 to battle deadly blood cancers.

Triduum a time of ‘beautiful spiritual intensity,’ says archbishop

From the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday, faithful are immersed in "the eruption of grace" that flowed from Christ's saving act of love, said Archbishop Nelson Pérez.

Join Archbishop Perez virtually for Easter Sunday Mass

Watch the Mass of Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord Sunday at 11 a.m. livestreamed from the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, with Archbishop Nelson Perez as celebrant and homilist.

Watch the Easter Vigil Mass tonight from cathedral

Archbishop Nelson Perez will be the main celebrant and homilist at the Mass that celebrates the Resurrection of the Lord on Holy Saturday, April 3, at 8 p.m.

Police, archdiocesan staff bring ‘hope and love’ to troubled streets

On Good Friday, Nutritional Development Services and the Michael the Archangel Ministry handed out meals in the city's impoverished Kensington section, letting recipients know "they are not forgotten."

Good Friday service set for cathedral this afternoon

Watch the Good Friday Celebration of the Passion of the Lord, April 2, from the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. Archbishop Nelson Perez will preside and preach.

Nurse named a ‘frontline hero’ by Phillies

Angela Babcock, director of nursing at the archdiocesan Divine Providence Village, will take to the field on opening day for her grand slam against the curve ball of COVID.