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Pope Francis Bestows Honors Upon 45 Individuals for Exceptional Service to the World Meeting of Families—Philadelphia 2015

Publish date: October 20, 2016

Two have been named Dame/Knight Grand Cross in the Order of Saint Gregory the Great; nineteen have been named Dame/Knight in the Order of Saint Gregory the Great; eight will receive the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (Cross for the Church and Pontiff) and sixteen will receive the Benemerenti Medal.

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  • The humble cry for mercy

    Msgr. Joseph Prior, commenting on the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector in this Sunday's Gospel, writes on the virtue of humility when we come to God as his children seeking his help, wisdom, consolation and strength.

  • Parity in Catholic League soccer means one of 8 teams could be champs

    Soccer fans are attending matches in droves in the highly competitive league, for which playoffs begin today. The top four seeds are favorites, but the bottom four have just as good a chance to win it all.

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Pastoral Guidelines for Implementing Amoris Laetitia in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia completes the reflection on the family conducted by the Synods of 2014 and 2015, a reflection that engaged the entire world.


Normas pastorales para la implementación de Amoris Laetitia Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia

La exhortación apostólica Amoris Laetitia completa la reflexión sobre la familia llevada a cabo por los Sínodos sobre la Familia del 2014 y 2015, una reflexión que ha envuelto al mundo entero.


Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia invites everyone to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy, a time to meditate upon and more actively respond to the infinite mercy of God.


Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica

Experience World Renowned Artists in Pennsylvania’s Largest Cathedral


Catholic Charities Appeal 2016

Gifts made to the Catholic Charities Appeal support close to 180 ministries and programs.


Apostleship of Prayer

The Holy Father’s monthly prayer intentions.


Office for Divine Worship Workshops

The Office for Divine Worship offers workshops for lectors and ministers of Holy Communion that are designed to provide ongoing formation for this important liturgical ministry.


The AbbeyFest Faith and Music Festival

A full day outdoor Catholic faith, music and family festival with close to 3,000 people in Paoli, PA.
Saturday, Sept 24, 11am-9pm


Walk for Life

“Open Wide the Door of Mercy”
Rally with speakers, music and prayer followed by a Walk for Life to the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul and Mass with Archbishop Charles Chaput.


Triduum in honor of Saint Therese

The annual Triduum will be held at the Carmelite Monastery.
September 29 – October 1. 


Catholic Women’s Conference

Speakers will address all facets of the feminine genius and a woman’s mission of mercy in the family, the Church, and the world. This special day includes something for every woman, married, single and consecrated. October 29, 2016


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