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Miracles of medical science, and the divine, happen at Torresdale

At a hospital campus of Jefferson Health-Northeast in Philadelphia, new therapies and robotic tools restore health for loved ones, in addition to a man's miraculous healing thanks to St. Katharine Drexel's prayers.

Where St. Katharine rode, cancer center rises in N.E. Phila.

A Level 1 Trauma Center at the new Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia's Torresdale section offers care on grounds that used to be the Drexel family's country retreat.

People of faith join in public prayers on National Day of Prayer

Rose Tree Park in Media, Delaware County hosted the 71st annual prayer event May 5, in person for the first time in two years. Some 200 people worshiped God and prayed for many needs.

Kinship care, adoption keeps kids in the family

Catholic Social Services is aiding hundreds of children and youth in need by helping relatives provide stable, loving -- and forever -- homes for them.

Hunger doesn’t take a vacation, and neither does archdiocesan relief agency

Nutritional Development Services has kicked off its annual Manna Sunday drive to restock food pantries before the summer slump, since clients know "they can count on us," say administrators.

Humanitarian aid from archdiocese up 86% in 2021

More than 639,000 area individuals, from kids to seniors, were helped by a wide range of support from Catholic Human Services, according the agency's newly released annual report.

‘Take Back the Month’ helps women, girls take back their lives

For the second year in a row, archdiocesan Catholic Social Services is tackling "period poverty" by collecting feminine hygiene products for those in need.

Zelenskyy risks all to ‘save dream of human self-determination,’ says local Catholic college president

Dr. Jonathan Peri of Manor College in Jenkintown joined 26 other schools in conferring an honorary doctorate on Ukraine's president, now defending his nation amid a Russian invasion that has killed thousands and displaced some 14 million.

Place hope in God, Phila. priests hear at gathering

A priest's identity lies in trusting in God’s promises "and relying not on our own strength" to move from crisis to joy, "even under trial," said the speaker at a convocation of archdiocesan priests this week.

Bishop Edward Deliman retires, will continue ministry

The resignation of the auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia known for his work with Hispanic Catholics was accepted May 13 at the required age of 75 by Pope Francis.