Philly Will Auction Papal Car to Aid Ministry

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pa., is auctioning off one low-mileage car, in mint condition, used slightly by one owner. Proceeds from the auction will benefit ministries of the archdiocese.

A Messenger of Peace

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, This article is written on the eve of the Apostolic visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. As we await his arrival from Cuba, we express our hopes that his visit to our Nation will bring about a better understanding of human dignity and the need for […]

Two Papal Parades in Philadelphia

The parades will allow virtually every onlooker a glimpse of Pope Francis as he passes by along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Vatican Treasures To Be Displayed in Philadelphia

By Shannon Bowen PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – Works of art including paintings, sculptures and rare artifacts from the Vatican will be on display just in time for the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia this September. More than 200 works of art, 40 percent of which have never been shown […]

Vatican Official Under Investigation

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the head of the Pontifical Council for the Family and lead Vatican organizer of September’s World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, is under investigation by Italian prosecutors for alleged embezzlement.

Family Meeting in Philly Beginning to Take Shape

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – Sept. 22 marked exactly one year before the start of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, so organizers for the event took the occasion to brief staff of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on the latest details.

Laypeople Will Be Consulted

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September, 2015 will serve as a forum for debating issues on the agenda for the world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican the following month, said the two archbishops responsible for planning the Philadelphia event.

Philadelphia Will Retain Its College-Seminary

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – A Philadelphia archdiocesan task force appointed to analyze the viability of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary’s college division has unanimously recommended that the division remain open. The panel also called for a strategic plan to be implemented over the next three to five years to provide a vibrant, sustainable house of formation and […]

Showing Love for Philly

The summer may have been a break from school work for St. Edmund Prep students, but they continued to work hard to provide corporal and spiritual works of mercy. For the fourth summer in a row, students from the Sheepshead Bay high school spent a week in Philadelphia volunteering with the St. Vincent de Paul […]