Responding to the destruction of some 100 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles Chaput Feb. 27 deplored the "senseless acts of mass vandalism."
Religious Life Preview: Jesuit Fr. Dennis McNally's body of work includes more than 160 giant acrylic paintings on canvas, which beautify the walls of a classroom building at St. Joseph’s University.
Republicans from the House, Senate and White House gathered in Philadelphia this week searching, among other things, for some agreement on how exactly to “repeal and replace” the federal health law. By the end of the second day of the three-day retreat, however, it was clear they were not yet singing from the same hymnbook.
House and Senate Republican leaders did seem to settle on a timing strategy for overhauling the Democrats’ health care law that could take them through the summer, even if they were light on specifics.
Jesuit Father Joseph Fitzmyer passed away Dec. 24: Fitzmyer, who was born in Philadelphia in 1920 and was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1951, is well known for his contributions to the Anchor Bible Series and for co-editing "The Jerome Biblical Commentary."
The Field Hospital: Archdiocesan consolidation has brought a diverse ethnic mix — and attention to racial reconciliation — into the last parish standing in the Germantown neighborhood.
Philadelphia: In the wake of the elections, there's been an "outpouring of inquiries and support" from U.S. congregations that want to sign on as sanctuary sites.
The Field Hospital: Welcome Center in Philadelphia teaches newcomers English, guides them through the byzantine naturalization process, and forms 'a real community.'
Aquinas Center is an innovative church- and community-supported venture that welcomes and supports immigrants.
Analysis: By the time the closing gavel came down near midnight Thursday on the Democratic National Convention, the entire battlefield in the culture wars had shifted -- dramatically.
Election 2016: One constant in this unconventional presidential campaign may be the unpredictability -- and importance -- of the Catholic vote.