Akyra Murray, who just recently graduated from West Catholic Preparatory High School, was the youngest victim of the Orlando nightclub shooting June 12. She was to attend Mercyhurst College.
The Field Hospital: Storefront mission in Philly hopes to "to remind the people of the neighborhood that the church has not forgotten them."
The Philadelphia archdiocese's Ecclesiastical Exchange program sells unused religious objects at a steep discount to churches in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas.
Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams said, "We will fight to keep Msgr. Lynn in state custody, where he belongs."
A Pennsylvania appeals court has vacated the conviction of Msgr. William J. Lynn, and ordered a new trial for the Philadelphia archdiocese’s former secretary for clergy.
The major relics of St. Maria Goretti, known as the "patroness of purity," are on a "pilgrimage of mercy" in the United States this fall, for the first U.S. visit.
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis finally came to the United States, and for the vast majority of Americans, even Catholics, he was here today and gone tomorrow.
With his easel set up back from the massive crowd along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, just south of the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Kevin Johnson felt inspired to paint.
On the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. “The temptation to be scandalized by the freedom of God … threatens the authenticity of faith,” Francis says.
On Families. It's easy to condemn culture as selfishness and indifferent, Francis said. "We must not fall into this trap."