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Women embrace their God-given identity, mission at day-long event

The sold-out 2019 Catholic Women's Conference on Oct. 26 explored the role of women as "unique and unrepeatable" creations with a clear role in the divine plan for humanity.

Across the Aisles: St. Helena Parish, Blue Bell

Archbishop Charles Chaput was the main celebrant and homilist for the Montgomery County parish's 100th  anniversary Mass Sunday, Oct. 27.

World Mission Sunday events pray for missionary spirit

Faithful from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia celebrated World Mission Sunday Oct. 20 with Mass, a rosary and activities at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Four take next step to permanent diaconate

Auxiliary Bishop Edward Deliman conferred the rite of candidacy Oct. 2 on the men who continue their formation toward ordination as permanent deacons for the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Across the Aisles: Penn-Drexel Newman Center

The community of the Newman Center for the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University gathered recently for the blessing of their newly renovated center in Philadelphia's University City section.

Faithful journey to Washington, for Mary

Some 2,000 Catholics of the Philadelphia Archdiocese traveled to the nation's capital Oct. 19 for a day of devotion to the Blessed Mother and prayers in the numerous shrines in her honor at "America's church."

Catholic Charismatics praise gifts of Spirit at conference

The annual Philadelphia Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference drew faithful Oct. 5 for 12 hours of praise and worship music, rosary, confessions, eucharistic adoration, talks by speakers, fellowship and Mass.

Scenes from the 2019 Hispanic Heritage Mass

Hundreds of Catholics gathered to celebrate their roots in the faith and their homeland for the annual Mass Saturday, Oct. 5 at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Philadelphia.

Procession of saints, Italian Festival mark St. Nicholas’ festivities

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish in South Philadelphia celebrated its annual feast Sunday, Oct. 6 with a procession of statues of saints, benediction and nine hours of entertainment and food.

Across the Aisles: African Heritage Mass

Catholics who claim one of 21 African nations as their ancestral homeland gathered Oct. 6 at St. Raymond Church in Philadelphia for the African Heritage Mass, followed by a shared meal of traditional dishes.