At Lent, the Friday fish fry continues, with some changes

For several years, longtime Philadelphia journalist Thera Martin’s Good Friday plans were set: After her church service ended in South Philly, she’d make a beeline north, to the Sultan Jihad Ahmad Community Foundation’s annual fish fry at 19th and Oxford Streets. “When you go to their fish fry, it’s just always a homecoming, a family […]

Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

WASHINGTON– On March 2, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued a statement on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recently approved for […]

Black priest a model for racial healing in church, society, says pastor

From CatholicPhilly: Father Augustus Tolton, now on the path to sainthood, can show “what it means to be one nation under God” and one church receiving “the same holy Eucharist,” said Father Stephen Thorne of St. Martin de Porres Parish. –

Courage, sense of welcome can help heal racism’s wounds

As part of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s new Commission on Racial Healing, James E. Andrews, director of the archdiocesan Office for Black Catholics, shares how Catholics can build diverse yet united communities through honest conversations and genuine encounter. read more:

Total Praise

Please enjoy and share widely the collaboration linked below, which includes 32 singers from 4 different parishes performing gospel composer Richard Smallwood’s “Total Praise.” Congratulations to all who participated – it was truly a joyful and inspiring experience, due in no small part to the wonderful talents and efforts of Ms. Tonya Dorsey and our […]

Poet Amanda Gorman is a light to us all, parishioner says

Long before she burst into the public spotlight delivering her inauguration poem, Amanda Gorman got a standing ovation from fellow parishioners of St. Brigid Church in Los Angeles for reciting a poem she wrote about the parish. And on Jan. 20, at the inauguration ceremony of President Joe Biden, parishioners watching this young woman on […]

Local March for Life draws hundreds in prayer, public witness

From CatholicPhilly: Young and old united for a Jan. 23 Mass followed by a procession through downtown Philadelphia, calling for an end to legalized abortion and respect for the unborn, Blacks and persons with disabilities. –

Local Masses, march continue pro-life observance this year

From CatholicPhilly: With the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. moving online, area faithful are invited to join Archbishop Pérez and other pro-life leaders for Philadelphia-based events. –