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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

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: https://catholicphilly.com/2021/02/video/courage-sense-of-welcome-can-help-heal-racisms-wounds/

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. – https://catholicphilly.com/2021/01/news/local-news/local-march-for-life-draws-hundreds-in-prayer-public-witness

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. – https://catholicphilly.com/2021/01/news/local-news/local-masses-march-continue-pro-life-observance-this-year

Joint ministry unites two parishes in fight against racism

Posted January 4, 2021 The year 2020 overwhelmed us with two pandemics — one new and one old. The new pandemic was the coronavirus. The old one was racism. Both pandemics took lives, broke hearts, divided loved ones and ravaged communities. While COVID dominated the whole year, the racism pandemic – which has blazed and […]

For the Love of Diamond

Sister Lynn Marie won the cover page on Facebook with a group she belong to called, “For the Love of Diamond Painting.”  There are 7.7k people who belong to this group.Congratulations Sister