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September 21, 2018

Pennsylvania’s Bishops: We Pledge Our Support for Independent Sex Abuse Survivors’ Compensation Program

Since the release of the grand jury report on August 14, we the Catholic bishops of Pennsylvania have reflected deeply on the ugly record of clergy sexual abuse in our Commonwealth, and on times when Church leadership failed to protect our people over a period of decades.

September 12, 2018

Annual Indian Catholic Heritage Day to Mark Ruby Jubilee

Organized each year by the Indian American Catholic Association of Philadelphia and local Indian Catholic communities, Indian Catholic Heritage Day celebrates the rich traditions and cultures of the Syro-Malabar, Syro-Malankara, Latin, and Knanaya communities in the greater Philadelphia region.

September 10, 2018

Saint Bede The Venerable Parish (Bucks County) To Host Third Annual Padre Pio Festival

This year’s festival marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Saint Pio and the 100th anniversary of his Stigmata Saint Bede the Venerable Parish will host its third annual Padre Pio festival on parish grounds Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September 16, 2018. This year’s festival marks the 50th anniversary of the death of […]

September 10, 2018

Mass of Thanksgiving to be Celebrated for Newly Beatified Founder of Sisters of the Redeemer

Upon review of the life and good works of Mother Alphonse, Pope Francis attributed a healing miracle that took place on May 29, 1955 to her intercession. The acceptance of the authenticity of this miracle officially closed a long period of study of her heroic virtues necessary for beatification.

September 7, 2018

Over 300 Students Gather at Saint Peter the Apostle School to Kick-Off the 2018-2019 School Year in the Archdiocese with Prayer and a Pep Rally

Today, students gathered in the atrium at the National Shrine of Saint John Neumann to celebrate the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year in the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The celebration signaled the opening of the 235th consecutive year for Catholic education in the region. 

September 5, 2018

Former Foster Children, States, Congressional Coalition And Religious Groups Support Foster Families’ Appeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former foster children, eight states, a Jewish advocacy group, a large  Congressional coalition and others urged an appeals court yesterday to reverse a district court ruling that will allow the City of Philadelphia to shut down Catholic Social Services, one of the City’s best foster agencies. The friend-of-the-court briefs filed in Sharonell Fulton, et al. v. City of […]