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Merging schools celebrate Catholic Schools Week together

St. Stanislaus School in Lansdale celebrated of Catholic Schools Week in style Feb. 3. The school hosted students from St. Rose of Lima in North Wales for an evening event that included art exhibits, tours, dancing and opportunities for both sets of students to get to know each other. The schools are set to merge in 2012.

Catholic Underground draws young men and women to fellowship and adoration

Catholic Underground, a cultural apostolate of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, took place at Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia Feb. 11. The evening started at 7:15 with the sacrament of reconciliation, followed by a 7:30 Holy Hour celebrated by Father Christopher Rogers, director of campus ministry at Immaculata University. A 9 p.m. coffeehouse featuring the Erik Christensen Band closed the evening.

Cardinal Bevilacqua laid to rest after funeral rites

Photos from Cardinal Bevilacqua's funeral rites Feb. 6 and 7, 2012

A life of teaching and sanctifying: Images of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua’s life

Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, died in his sleep Jan. 31, at the age of 88, at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, where he resided. Cardinal Bevilacqua served as Archbishop of Philadelphia from Feb. 11, 1988 to Oct. 7, 2003. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals on June 28, 1991.

Planning cities for the future

A number of archdiocesan schools participated in the annual Philadelphia Regional Future City Competion, sponsored by the National Engineers Week Foundation, which took place Jan. 28. Fifty-three schools registered for the program and close to 1,000 students worked on creating cities this year.

Archbishop Chaput celebrates Sunday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul

Archbishop Chaput celebrates Mass Jan. 8 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. The Archbishop celebrates Mass every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at his "parish."

Interfaith prayer liturgy and inaugural benediction for Philadelphia mayor and City Council members

Archbishop Charles Chaput led the Interfaith Religious Leaders' inaugural prayer liturgy for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Dec. 28 at the Chapel of the Cathedral Basilica, and offered a benediction at the inauguration for Nutter and City Council members Jan. 2, 2012, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Photos by Sarah Webb/CS&T.

Archbishop Chaput makes Christmas prison visit

On Dec. 22, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap celebrated Mass for the inmates at the House of Correction (HOC) in Northeast Philadelphia.

Cardinal John Foley’s funeral slideshow

Images from Midmorning Prayer and a Mass for the Dead celebrated for Cardinal John Foley Dec. 15 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood; and from Midmorning Prayer and the funeral Mass celebrated for the cardinal at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia Dec. 16.

A life well-lived: Images from Cardinal John P. Foley’s life

Cardinal John Patrick Foley, Grand Master Emeritus of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and former President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, died on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Villa Saint Joseph in Darby, Pennsylvania (Delaware County). Cardinal Foley was 76 years old. He was ordained a priest on May 19, 1962, an Archbishop on May 8, 1984 and elevated to the College of Cardinals on November 24, 2007. These images are from many different periods of his very full life.