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500 religious leaders join Standing Rock Sioux in opposing oil pipeline

By Dennis Sadowski • Catholic News Service • Posted November 7, 2016<p>WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Sisters Aine O’Connor and Kathleen Erickson heard a call …

Pope appoints Cardinal-designate Tobin as new archbishop of Newark

By Catholic News Service • Posted November 7, 2016<p><b>UPDATED –</b> WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop John J. Myers …

Peruvian Catholics celebrate devotion at St. William Parish

Director of Religious Education for St. William’s, Immaculate Heart Sister Bernadette Taraschi, chats with participants prior to the procession. …

In initial vote, majority of D.C. Council supports assisted suicide bill

By Richard Szczepanowski • Catholic News Service • Posted November 3, 2016<p>WASHINGTON (CNS) — The District of Columbia City Council Nov. 1 moved one …

Clinton ahead among Catholics in poll; Latinos, white women lead way

By Mark Pattison • Catholic News Service • Posted November 2, 2016<p>WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics are giving a decided edge to Hillary Clinton, as she …

Catholic Church never likely to ordain women, pope says

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Malmo, Sweden, to Rome Nov. 1. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)<p>By Cindy Wooden • …

Mother Teresa upheld as the human face of eternal hope at U.N.

By Beth Griffin • Catholic News Service • Posted September 13, 2016<p>UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — St. Teresa of Kolkata was described as the human face of …

Black Catholics from across eastern U.S. fill St. Cyprian Church

Knight of Peter Claver Lew Brown from Hartford, Connecticut.<p>Celebrating the Mass are, from left, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry of Chicago, Deacon …

Funds sought this weekend for victims of Louisiana flooding

Posted September 12, 2016<p>For all Masses this weekend, Sept. 17-18, all parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to contribute to a …

Creole Mass at St. William Church, Philadelphia

Worshipers of Haitian descent in Northeast Philadelphia prayed in their Creole language at a Mass Sunday evening, Aug. 7.

In remembrance of them: St. Isaac Parish honors 9/11

Posted September 12, 2016<p>First responders including police, fire and emergency medical officers from the Wayne, Chester County community gathered …

Orlando shooting’s youngest victim memorialized at West Catholic HS

By Matthew Gambino • Posted June 15, 2016<p>Akyra Murray, who just recently graduated from West Catholic Preparatory High School, was the youngest …

Regina Coeli Academy hosts big-name speakers to boost classical education

Syndicated radio host Laura Ingraham (left) poses with Regina Coeli<br>Academy eighth grader Anna Castagno, first place winner for Regina Academies …

Sacred Heart, southern-most parish in archdiocese, marks 100 years

By Lou Baldwin • Posted June 13, 2016<p>Sacred Heart Parish in Oxford just closed out its 100th anniversary with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles …

Archbishop outlines dangers from Pa. bill on statutes of limitation

Posted June 6, 2016<p><i>The following letter by Archbishop Charles Chaput, or a similar letter signed by archdiocesan pastors, was read or made available</i> …

Catholic newcomers to Philadelphia raise their prayers — not only in English

By Lou Baldwin • Posted June 7, 2016<p>On any given weekend in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Mass is celebrated in 20 different languages, not …

Sales of illegal guns, and the boys they kill, focus of city prayer service

By Lou Baldwin • Posted June 7, 2016<p>Jose, age 16. Maurice, age 15. Justin, age 7. The long line of more than 100 T-shirts stretched out and around …

‘Lightning’ of autism strikes twice, but faith helps couple cope

The Milligan family includes, from left, Conor, Steve, AnnMarie and Jack.<p>By Elena Perri • Posted May 10, 2016<p>Becoming a parent is a life-changing …

Obama directive on transgender access to facilities ‘deeply disturbing’

By Catholic News Service • Posted May 17, 2016<p>WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Obama administration’s May 13 directive on transgender access to bathrooms “that …

People of faith must advocate for religious liberty, says House speaker

Posted May 18, 2016<p>WASHINGTON (CNS) — People of faith have the responsibility to “advocate for their faith,” not only through good works, but on …

Study of women deacons won’t be first, but might answer questions

Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre, N.Y., is seen delivering a homily March 18 at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre. Bishop Murphy in …

Catholic-run home for refugee minors opens in Bensalem

One of the nine current residents of Romero House, which can accommodate up to 12 refugee minors, follows along to the blessing ceremony for the …

Join Philadelphians for history as Mother Teresa becomes a saint

By Lou Baldwin • Posted May 18, 2016<p>The canonization of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta on Sept. 4 is shaping up to be the hottest ticket in Rome since …

Suspects arrested in alleged plot against Vatican, Israeli embassy

By Junno Arocho Esteves • Catholic News Service • Posted April 29, 2016<p>VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Italian authorities arrested six suspects who allegedly …

Catholic vote not as monolithic as it once was, but still important

By Dennis Sadowski • Catholic News Service • Posted April 28, 2016<p>WASHINGTON (CNS) — Is there a Catholic vote?<p>Well, yes. Kind of.<p>Voting patterns show …

Ryan says he was ‘wrong’ about views on poor in latest talk at Georgetown

By Kurt Jensen • Catholic News Service • Posted April 28, 2016<p>WASHINGTON (CNS) — House Speaker Paul Ryan apologized for his earlier criticism of …

Secrets abound in ‘Mother’s Day’ but pretentions are clear

By Kurt Jensen • Catholic News Service • Posted April 28, 2016<p>NEW YORK (CNS) — Nearly everyone in the sprawling ensemble comedy “Mother’s Day” (Open …

Would-be football coach will be a new priest this May

Mark Cavara poses with his mother, Noreen Cavara, after his 2015 ordination as a transitional deacon at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. (Sarah Webb)<p>By …

Parish’s oldest member honored in her church

Posted April 13, 2016<p>Members of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Limerick celebrated the 100th birthday of the oldest member of the parish, Josie …

Delco’s other national champs: Neumann makes it two straight titles

By Steve Bell • Posted April 12, 2016<p>Neumann University brought home its second consecutive national championship in roller hockey on April 9 after …