(RNS) — In 1793, Philadelphia's black community saved many of their fellow citizens from yellow fever, modeling Christian self-sacrifice despite their second-class status in their own city.
(RNS) — In the appointment of a new archbishop for Philadelphia, the U.S. church has traded a longtime conservative intellectual leader for a pastoral bishop who is most comfortable being with his people.
(RNS) — Rather than focusing on Sunday attendance, the once-shuttered St. Stephen's is invested in being present for the community.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) — Three congregations facing difficulties familiar to many urban religious organizations get a design lift to help them serve their neighborhoods.
(RNS) — Two days after Pennsylvania's 'catastrophic' report on clergy sex abuse, questions remain about its effect on American Catholics and how states will prosecute such crimes in the future.
The attack on the ADL is yet another chapter in a sad pattern that goes back to Karl Marx.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) I saw with my own eyes evidence of the darkness of hatred that can enfold us, and I saw with my own eyes the sparks of light and love that shine even more brightly when darkness is thickest.
(RNS) “Love” has been taboo in Democratic Party politics for so long. But it's back. Big time.
(RNS) The new plan comes as mainline Protestant seminaries take steps to weather financial storms caused by an average drop in enrollments of nearly 24 percent since 2005.
The court said Monsignor William Lynn, convicted of mishandling reports of child sex crimes, didn't get a fair trial because jurors heard too much about priests who molested children.
Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia was a boon to their spirits but the New Castle, Del., nuns -- and other entrepreneurs as well -- were disappointed with souvenir sales.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Philadelphia magazine crafts its own version of the Obama "Hope" poster to commemorate you-know-who's historic visit to the city.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The mural became part of the city’s lively public art scene in 2001 when it was first painted. Local artist David McShane added the pope to the mural just a few weeks before the pope's arrival.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The crowds waved yellow-and-white Vatican flags, purchased outside the gates, and held handfuls of rosaries brought from home to be blessed -- somehow -- by the passing of the man in the white car.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) He delivered a folksy, off-the-cuff riff on family life -- and in prepared remarks urged society to provide concrete economic support to families.