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Catholic police chief J. Scott Thomson helped Camden reboot its force...

NEW YORK -- In 2013, as police chief of Camden, New Jersey, J. Scott Thomson gave Camden Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan, a tour of...

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...

Former NBA referee and Philly native makes spiritual call to be...

PHILADELPHIA — If 30 years ago anyone told Steve Javie he would become a permanent deacon, he probably would have said, "No way." Sure, he...

Philadelphia holds ‘Pro-Life Rally Against Bullying’

PHILADELPHIA -- More than 1,000 people gathered in Philadelphia May 10 to demonstrate against recent social media videos of a Pennsylvania lawmaker berating people...

Pope accepts resignation of Philadelphia Ukrainian Catholic archbishop

WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Stefan Soroka of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia and has appointed Auxiliary Bishop...

Bishop DiLorenzo of Richmond dies

RICHMOND, Va. — Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of Richmond died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond late Aug. 17 from heart and kidney failure....

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...

N.C. priest at Phila. seminary named auxiliary bishop for Atlanta

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has appointed Father Bernard E. Shlesinger III, a priest of the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, to be an auxiliary...

Bishop Malooly condemns acts of anti-Semitic vandalism and threats

Bishop Malooly issued the following statement Feb. 28 regarding recent anti-Semitic activities around the country and in our community: “Recent shocking acts of vandalism at...

Vandalism at Jewish cemeteries decried, called hateful actions

Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — Responding to the destruction of some 100 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Feb. 27...

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