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by Joe Bukuras Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 19, 2021 / 15:05 pm The archdioceses of both Philadelphia and Chicago have instructed their clerics not to assist parishioners seeking religious exemptions from receiving COVID-19 vaccines. An Aug. 18 letter from Fr. Michael Hennelly, Vicar for Clergy for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia,

Washington D.C., May 25, 2021 / 16:01 pm The Archbishop of Philadelphia this week invited Catholics back to Sunday Mass, emphasizing the importance of in-person attendance. The real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist “is not something we can experience virtually,” Archbishop Nelson Perez wrote in a May 24 letter

Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 26, 2020 / 02:08 pm (CNA).- Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Southern California, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Bryant, the father of four, was Catholic. In all nine people were killed in the Jan. 26 crash. Bryant, 41, is

by Perry West Denver Newsroom, Nov 25, 2020 / 04:49 am MT (CNA).- A Philadelphia bishop last month blessed Saint Philomena Cottage, a new archdiocesan home for young adults with disabilities. Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre, who oversees the Secretariat for Catholic Human Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, led the

ovember 27, 2019: Archbishop Charles Chaput in Rome for his final ad limina visit as Archbishop of Philadelphia. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA
Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 17, 2020 / 04:45 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Charles Chaput has been a diocesan bishop for 31 years. For most of that time, his people have known where to find him on Sunday afternoon or evening: hearing confessions and offering Mass in his cathedral. Chaput celebrated this weekend

Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia during his installation Mass, Feb. 18, 2020. Credit: Sarah Webb/Catholic Philly.
Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 18, 2020 / 04:48 pm (CNA).- The hope of Christ is far more profound than hope as the world defines it, Archbishop Nelson Perez said during his homily at his installation Mass as Archbishop of Philadelphia on Tuesday. “Hope is the confident expectation of what God has

Bishop Nelson Perez. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre
Philadelphia, Pa., Jan 23, 2020 / 04:25 am (CNA).- Bishop Nelson Perez of Cleveland was appointed Archbishop of Philadelphia Thursday, returning to the local Church of his priestly ordination. He succeeds Archbishop Charles Chaput, 75, who had led the Philadelphia archdiocese since 2011. Ordained a priest of the Capuchin Franciscans