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Sister who works with Philadelphia homeless attends State of the Union

Sister who works with Philadelphia homeless attends State of the Union

| Carol Zimmermann | February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mercy Sister Mary Scullion, co-founder and executive director of Project HOME, an organization that helps the homeless in Philadelphia, was one of the many guests who attended the Feb. 4 State of the Union, which she hoped would draw attention to homelessness and inspire federal aid to alleviate it.

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Archbishop Chaput retires; pope names Bishop Perez successor

Archbishop Chaput retires; pope names Bishop Perez successor

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia and has appointed Bishop Nelson J. Perez of Cleveland as his successor.

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St. Katharine Drexel’s tomb will be moved to Philadelphia cathedral

St. Katharine Drexel’s tomb will be moved to Philadelphia cathedral

| Lou Baldwin | July 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The remains of St. Katharine Drexel, founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, will be transferred from the crypt under the chapel of St. Elizabeth Convent, the congregation’s Bensalem motherhouse, in the coming weeks to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

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Epicenter for opioid addiction a mission field for Catholic outreach

Epicenter for opioid addiction a mission field for Catholic outreach

| Gina Christian | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Philadelphia’s ongoing struggle with opioid addiction has found an epicenter in the Kensington section of the city, where open-air heroin sales, drug usage and overdoses have become commonplace.

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Pilgrims share small sufferings, great joy during World Meeting, pope’s visit

Pilgrims share small sufferings, great joy during World Meeting, pope’s visit

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pat Shannon counted the steps. Nine that time, he said. It was a big move for the pilgrims who had been standing in a massive crowd on a Philadelphia side street waiting to go through security to join Pope Francis’ Mass on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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Does seeing the pope matter? Philly pilgrims say yes  — and no

Does seeing the pope matter? Philly pilgrims say yes — and no

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

“To be in his presence is so exciting,” said Jean Stolpestad, her eyes filling with tears. “I get to be with my spiritual father, and it’s something I’ve always wanted to experience.”

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Pope encounter quick but powerful for Minnesota pilgrims

Pope encounter quick but powerful for Minnesota pilgrims

| September 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

The sense that the chance to see the Holy Father up close was all too fleeting was prevalent among pilgrims from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and not just because many wish they could hold onto the moment forever. Pope Francis’ vehicle drove faster down the street than they expected, making it difficult to both relish the moment and get a coveted photo of the pontiff as he clipped along Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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Bishop Cozzens: Pope offering ‘beautiful example’ of caring for others

Bishop Cozzens: Pope offering ‘beautiful example’ of caring for others

| September 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens, auxiliary bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, had dinner with pilgrims from the archdiocese Sept. 25 who attended the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia and were preparing for Pope Francis’ Sept. 26 arrival into the city for the Festival of Families on Saturday and the World Meeting of Families’ closing Mass Sunday.

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Church leaders affirm commitment to family as world meeting kicks off

Church leaders affirm commitment to family as world meeting kicks off

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Known as the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia will be “the city of family love” and the “world capital of families” during the four-day World Meeting of Families, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

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