MLK Day volunteer opportunities in the archdiocese

On Jan. 16, communities across the Philadelphia region and the country will celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here are five ways to volunteer your time and talents to build upon Dr. King’s legacy.

‘Blessed to be the best,’ thanks to faithful donors

Students at Our Lady of Confidence School are receiving instruction in academics, life skills and the Catholic faith, all made possible by those who support the Catholic Charities Appeal.

Grandparenting: Joy, anxiety, and connection, says archdiocesan senior housing resident

Elizabeth Means-Binns of St. Francis Villa said her 13 grandkids and 10 great grandkids keep her engaged as a vital link between generations, something the church celebrates on the July 24 World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

Agencies keeping seniors, street dwellers cool during heat emergency

As the Philadelphia region battles a week of sky-high temperatures, archdiocesan outreaches are doubling down on providing water, air-conditioned spaces and love to vulnerable populations.

Summer meals program fills hunger for kindness

Nutritional Development Services is serving thousands of area kids food for both body and heart, and "changing the flavor of the world" in the process.

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.

Catholic Social Services gets $150K grant from Connelly Foundation

Programs for adults with intellectual disabilities, dependent youth and hungry people in the region each received $50,000 in the grant from the local foundation.