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Archdiocese of Philadelphia pays out or approves over $50 million for...

PHILADELPHIA -- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has paid out or approved over $50 million so far to 222 clergy sex abuse survivors, according to...

Black Catholic spirituality a force in fight against racism, say Philadelphia...

PHILADELPHIA -- Two Black Catholic pastors in Philadelphia say their parishes are drawing strength from the Eucharist, prayer and a rich spiritual heritage in...

Victim advocates say crisis also impacts those working for healing

PHILADELPHIA — Recovery from the church’s abuse crisis also can be a challenge for those working on the front lines with victims and for...

Tonya Taylor-Dorsey takes her music from Philadelphia to the National Black...

PHILADELPHIA -- With the start of the new year, a seasoned Philadelphia musician is taking on a new challenge as director of the Philadelphia...

Addiction ministry centers on the power of the Eucharist

PHILADELPHIA — While belief in the Real Presence has declined sharply among American Catholics, one ministry is placing the Eucharist at the center of...

Not all Catholics ‘get’ social justice, experts say

PHILADELPHIA — The term “social justice” is on the lips of many pastoral leaders these days. Dioceses, parishes and religious congregations usually have some sort...

Matt Talbot: An old friend on the modern journey to recovery

After 30 years of drug and alcohol abuse, Pat -- a Philadelphia native with tattooed arms and a Rocky Balboa accent -- made an...

Opioid addiction, overdoses an epidemic, say public health officials

Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — Over the past 18 years, the use of opioid drugs, both legal and illicit, has surged throughout the United States. Thousands...

Parish provides health care to immigrants

Catholic News Service   NORRISTOWN, Pa. — For immigrants in the country without legal permission, a routine doctor’s visit can be an occasion for panic. Without...

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