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In faith, we celebrate Christs victory over sin and death

In faith, we celebrate Christ's victory over sin and death

catholicphilly.com     2+ hour, 44+ min ago

The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia, alleluia! "On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw t...

Churches' solemn Easter traditions vary from East to West

catholicphilly.com     1+ day, 36+ min ago

Easter and the days leading up to it are easily the most important dates on the Christian calendar. But all Christians or even all Catholics may not celebrate it exactly as Roman Catholics do. And tha...

The Easter Effect today

The Easter Effect today

catholicphilly.com     2+ day ago

Nicholas Black Elk: Prophet to Lakota a sign of hope today That Easter Effect is worth keeping in mind in this season of Catholic discontent. Even amidst anger and embarrassment, ...

North Dakota governor signs bill banning dismemberment abortions

North Dakota governor signs bill banning 'dismemberment abortions'

catholicphilly.com     2+ day ago

BISMARCK, N.D. (CNS) -- The North Dakota Catholic Conference praised Republican Gov. Doug Burgum for signing a bill into law April 10 to "prohibit the practice of dismemberment abo...

St. Katherine Drexel students make Bible come alive

St. Katherine Drexel students make Bible come alive

catholicphilly.com     2+ day ago

You may have noticed "pay walls" greeting you when you visit the websites of newspapers and magazines, both large and small. These mechanisms allow you to read a few articles for f...

The French in Canada find meaning of faith in cathedral blaze

The French in Canada find meaning of faith in cathedral blaze

catholicphilly.com     3+ day, 36+ min ago

MONTREAL (CNS) -- The fire that ravaged a large part of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris offered an opportunity for French Catholics with Canadian connections to reflect on the impact...

Danger of marijuana rising for mothers and babies, Catholic doctor says

Danger of marijuana rising for mothers and babies, Catholic doctor says

catholicphilly.com     3+ day, 50+ min ago

The effects of rising marijuana use are showing up in the delivery room, according to Dr. Lester A. Ruppersberger, a Langhorne-based obstetrician and gynecologist. Ruppersberger, ...

Get outside and the take the Bible with you

Get outside and the take the Bible with you

catholicphilly.com     3+ day ago

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A letter in the inbox of every young Catholic

A letter in the inbox of every young Catholic

catholicphilly.com     3+ day ago

Called "Christ Is Alive," it is a historic document in that it isn't just a letter about young people. It is to young people. Whether you are in high school or in college or in you...

Notre Dame fire showed that beauty still matters, art historian says

Notre Dame fire showed that beauty still matters, art historian says

catholicphilly.com     3+ day ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As people in Paris and around the world watched in horror as flames consumed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, the blaze also stirred genuine emotions that co...

Filipinos reminded in Holy Week to reflect on Jesus humility

Filipinos reminded in Holy Week to reflect on Jesus' humility

catholicphilly.com     3+ day ago

MANILA, Philippines (CNS) -- Church leaders in the Philippines reminded the Catholic faithful to spend Holy Week, a public holiday in the predominantly Catholic country, "to know a...

Scenes of Palm Sunday at the cathedral

Scenes of Palm Sunday at the cathedral

catholicphilly.com     3+ day ago

You may have noticed "pay walls" greeting you when you visit the websites of newspapers and magazines, both large and small. These mechanisms allow you to read a few articles for f...

Knights CEO says Iran-backed militias threaten Iraqs religious minorities

Knights CEO says Iran-backed militias threaten Iraq's religious minorities

catholicphilly.com     3+ day ago

NEW YORK (CNS) -- In an April 12 op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, the CEO of the Knights of Columbus said that "Christian towns in Iraq increasingly look neither Christian nor Ira...

Local Catholics can help rebuild Notre Dame via collection

Local Catholics can help rebuild Notre Dame via collection

catholicphilly.com     3+ day ago

Catholics who want to help rebuild the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris may soon have the opportunity. Archbishop Charles Chaput has asked that all parishes in the Archdiocese of P...

Lecture shows how sports shaped local Catholic thought

Lecture shows how sports shaped local Catholic thought

catholicphilly.com     3+ day ago

The American Catholic Historical Society will host a presentation on how athletics programs have shaped the intellectual outlook of Philadelphia-area Catholics. Ryan J. Halloran, ...

Korean cardinal affirms churchs abortion teaching after court decision

Korean cardinal affirms church's abortion teaching after court decision

catholicphilly.com     3+ day ago

SEOUL, South Korea (CNS) -- Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul reiterated the Catholic Church's stance on abortion after South Korea's Constitutional Court ruled that the count...

What do you remember about the Cathedral of Notre Dame?

What do you remember about the Cathedral of Notre Dame?

catholicphilly.com     3+ day ago

Cindy Eimann Coleman said she visited several times. "The last time I was there it was hosting a special exhibit on St. Therese and I offered a prayer intention that was answered. ...

In era of division, they break bread at interfaith seder meal

In era of division, they break bread at interfaith seder meal

catholicphilly.com     4+ day, 56+ min ago

More than 100 area Catholics, Christians and Jews joined to celebrate the common origins of their respective faiths at an April 7 Passover seder hosted by St. Joseph's University. ...

   Preaching for the Salvation of Souls        Catholic Philly

Preaching for the Salvation of Souls Catholic Philly

catholicphilly.com     4+ day ago

Father Edmund McCullough OP from St. Patrick Church, Philadelphia, will discuss the Dominican Order's mission and Distinctive characteristics of the Order of Preachers. Learn their...

French leaders pledge Notre Dame Cathedral again will grace Paris skyline

French leaders pledge Notre Dame Cathedral again will grace Paris skyline

catholicphilly.com     4+ day ago

PARIS (CNS) -- Church leaders joined government officials in saying they expect that Notre Dame Cathedral's grandeur will be restored as firefighters extinguished the last flames o...

Our holiest days, before the joy of Easter

Our holiest days, before the joy of Easter

catholicphilly.com     4+ day ago

Christians are about to enter into the sacred triduum -- Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday -- the days that commemorate the death of Jesus through his resurrection and o...

Holy Week and the Notre Dame fire

Holy Week and the Notre Dame fire

catholicphilly.com     4+ day ago

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Family night at Phillies to benefit Catholic Charities

Family night at Phillies to benefit Catholic Charities

catholicphilly.com     4+ day ago

Keira Quinn, who attends the Out-of-School-Time program at St. Gabriel Parish in Philadelphia, will throw out at the first pitch at the June 21 Catholic Charities Night at the Phil...

Fire engulfs Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Fire engulfs Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

catholicphilly.com     4+ day ago

PARIS (CNS) -- A major blaze engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, sending pillars of flame and billowing smoke over the center of the French capital. The fire erupte...

Faith and hope for an uncertain time

Faith and hope for an uncertain time

catholicphilly.com     5+ day, 1+ min ago

As I've gotten older, I've discovered an important fact. If you survive long enough without saying too many stupid things, people start mistaking that for wisdom and give you awar...

Court reinstates Good Friday holiday in federally ruled area of India

Court reinstates Good Friday holiday in federally ruled area of India

catholicphilly.com     5+ day, 36+ min ago

THRISSUR, India (CNS) -- The Mumbai high court reinstated Good Friday as a holiday after it had been removed from the list of government-approved holidays in an area in western Ind...

Assisted suicide now law in N.J.; cardinal calls it morally unacceptable

Assisted suicide now law in N.J.; cardinal calls it 'morally unacceptable'

catholicphilly.com     5+ day, 50+ min ago

NEWARK, N.J. (CNS) -- Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark called New Jersey's new law allowing assisted suicide regrettable, saying "whatever its motives and means," it is "morally ...

Helping others is the true goal, pope tells soccer league

Helping others is the true goal, pope tells soccer league

catholicphilly.com     5+ day ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Like those who play soccer, people must learn to work together, help one another and race toward a clear goal, Pope Francis said. While one may not always ac...

Organ donation fosters culture of life, pope says

Organ donation fosters culture of life, pope says

catholicphilly.com     5+ day ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When done ethically and free of charge, organ donation is a selfless gesture that contributes to fostering a culture of life, Pope Francis said. Christians w...

Nicholas Black Elk: Prophet to Lakota a sign of hope today

Nicholas Black Elk: Prophet to Lakota a sign of hope today

catholicphilly.com     5+ day, 3+ hour ago

Nicholas Black Elk: Prophet to Lakota a sign of hope today The author will deliver a talk titled "Decolonizing the Church: The Life, Legacy, and Possible Canonization of Nicholas ...

Georgetown students vote for student fee to pay reparations over slavery

Georgetown students vote for student fee to pay reparations over slavery

catholicphilly.com     5+ day ago

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Undergraduate students at Jesuit-run Georgetown University voted overwhelmingly April 11 to pay a new student fee that would be for reparations to the descendan...

MMRs STREAM Programs Innovation Night

MMR's STREAM Program's Innovation Night

catholicphilly.com     5+ day ago

May 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. May 9, 2019 at 8:30 p.m. This year our teachers have been working hard to expand our unique STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, and Math)...

Catholic History Lecture     Catholic Philly

Catholic History Lecture Catholic Philly

catholicphilly.com     5+ day ago

"Neo-Thomism on the Team: Msgr. John Bonner, Athletics, and Catholic Education in Philadelphia": Local history talk by Ryan Halloran (Temple University) on Catholic high school ath...

Pope makes surprise visit to community for people with Alzheimers

Pope makes surprise visit to community for people with Alzheimer's

catholicphilly.com     5+ day ago

ROME (CNS) -- Drawing attention to the special needs of people with Alzheimer's disease, Pope Francis made an afternoon visit to a community of group homes designed to keep residen...

Pope urges students to fight their addiction to phones

Pope urges students to fight their addiction to phones

catholicphilly.com     5+ day ago

Pope urges students to fight their addiction to phones VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis told high school students to break their phone addiction and spend more time on real comm...

Election 2013: Book looks behind the scenes of conclave

Election 2013: Book looks behind the scenes of conclave

catholicphilly.com     5+ day ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The cardinals participating in a conclave to elect a pope take a very solemn vow of secrecy regarding what occurs in the Sistine Chapel, including anything "d...

N.H. death penalty repeal bid called an enormous victory for life

N.H. death penalty repeal bid called 'an enormous victory for life'

catholicphilly.com     5+ day ago

CONCORD, N.H. (CNS) -- The New Hampshire Senate's vote to repeal the death penalty is "an enormous victory for life," according to the executive director of the Catholic Mobilizing...

PBS series traces roots of racial discord to Reconstruction era

PBS series traces roots of racial discord to Reconstruction era

catholicphilly.com     1+ week ago

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Arguably best known as the host of PBS' popular genealogy series "Finding Your Roots," prominent Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. takes on the s...

Pope, youth minister suggest how to reach young Catholics

Pope, youth minister suggest how to reach young Catholics

catholicphilly.com     1+ week ago

"The Art of Forming Young Disciples: Why Youth Ministries Aren't Working and What to Do About It" The statistics are staggering: Roughly one-third of young Catholics in the United...

As Libya fighting intensifies, Filipino workers urged to come home

As Libya fighting intensifies, Filipino workers urged to come home

catholicphilly.com     1+ week ago

MANILA, Philippines (CNS) -- A Philippine bishop appealed to Filipinos in Libya to return home as fears of renewed civil war intensify. Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga, head of t...

Humanitys ancestors: Lucy, Toumai and the evolving journey of prehumans

Humanity's ancestors: Lucy, Toumai and the evolving journey of prehumans

catholicphilly.com     1+ week ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As a follow-up to a 2013 symposium on the origin and evolution of humans, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences held a workshop discussing the latest discoveries...

An ark for a new world

An ark for a new world

catholicphilly.com     1+ week ago

Mary Ruppert was a high school student, soaking up ideas and possibilities to discern what seemed to "fit" for her life ahead when she first encountered L'Arche, an international f...

What does Veronicas veil have to do with Holy Week?

What does Veronica's veil have to do with Holy Week?

catholicphilly.com     1+ week ago

Watch a video on the annual presentation in Rome of a relic believed to show the image of Jesus on a veil before his crucifixion. Was it the cloth that St. Veronica used to wipe th...

Pope: In a divided world, Christians must treat all as brothers, sisters

Pope: In a divided world, Christians must treat all as brothers, sisters

catholicphilly.com     1+ week ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Treating all other people as brothers and sisters "is not fashionable now," Pope Francis said, but it is a clear "calling card" of a Christian. "We know that...

Vatican imposes 10-year suspension on Legionaries priest for abuse

Vatican imposes 10-year suspension on Legionaries priest for abuse

catholicphilly.com     1+ week ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has banned a Legionaries of Christ priest from publicly exercising his priestly ministry for 10 years after he ...

Singer-songwriter trades in secular success to share his faith in music

Singer-songwriter trades in secular success to share his faith in music

catholicphilly.com     1+ week ago

MIAMI (CNS) -- For one of the Catholic world's up-and-coming worship leaders, the church once seemed boring and "too serious." But now, Zander, as he is known on stage, is changin...


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