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It’s Time to Get Back to Mass!

God told us, “Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day!”For two millennia, we Catholics have believed that we best keep Holy the Lord’s Day by Sunday Mass!Yes, for the last year, we have prudently been able to decide that the emergency health crisis can allow us to excuse ourselves from that God-given obligation.Our elderly, or […]

City, suburban parishes pray for unity, racial healing

In a spirit of eucharistic unity through diversity, St. John Chrysostom Parish in Wallingford, Delaware County welcomed five parishioners of St. Martin de Porres Parish in North Philadelphia on Sunday morning, March 14 led by their pastor, Father Stephen Thorne, who celebrated Mass for the combined congregation. The Philadelphia guests are members of a unique […]

Our Sunday Mass

Sunday, March 14, 2021Good morning! Today, we depart from our usual live stream schedule to bring you a special 10 am Mass.We were honored to welcome our brothers and sisters from St. Martin de Porres Parish in North Philadelphia, led by their pastor, Fr. Stephen Thorne, and Deacon Melvin Burton. St. John’s and St. Martin’s […]

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. – https://catholicphilly.com/2021/02/news/local-news/black-priest-a-model-for-racial-healing-in-church-society-says-pastor