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Loved ones lost during COVID surge remembered at special Mass

An Oct. 18 liturgy at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish in Northeast Philadelphia honored those who died of various causes during the pandemic's initial phase, when funeral services were limited by health restrictions.

Wedding anniversary Mass celebrates ‘hand of God at work’

Some 110 couples participated in an Oct. 17 liturgy celebrated by Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre, who said marriage reveals "God has a plan for each and every one of us."

Hollywood comes to Philadelphia’s Ukrainian headquarters

The chancery offices and a former parochial school for the Ukrainian Archeparchy on Franklin Street in the city were the setting for a new Netflix movie starring Adam Sandler.

Pandemic’s pressures lead to closure of St. Basil Academy

The private Catholic school in Jenkintown will close at the end of the academic year. It had been running annual deficits, and a fundraising campaign was not successful enough to sustain it.

Families in need receive farm-fresh food

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia partnered with a local farmer and the USDA to distribute more than 1,100 boxes of produce, meat and dairy, along with kids' meals, on Oct. 17.

Divine providence leads young man with disabilities to home of his own

Once given just months to live, Garrett Goetz is now thriving at an archdiocesan group home in Springfield, Delaware County his family found through a journey that only God could design.

Johnny’s Run draws hundreds of Delco runners, raising money for life

A 5k and 1 mile fun run and walk in honor of the late John Williamson Jr. brought together an energetic crowd Oct. 11 at Cardinal O'Hara High School to benefit the Respect Life Group of St. Pius X Parish, Broomall.

Lessons from Catholic-Jewish relations a model for healing division, say experts

In a recent talk hosted by St. Joseph's University, Rabbi David Straus and Father Walter Kedjierski explained how "transformation is possible," even after a long and devastating past.

Faithful Citizenship: 2020 voter information

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference presents information intended to inform and educate Catholic voters before the 2020 general election.

St. Francis of Assisi brings hope, healing to Frankford

Through prayer, outreach and public witness, religious and secular Franciscans are taking the saint's fearless joy to the streets, honoring him with an Oct. 3 procession.