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Entries for August 2018

From The Pastor's Desk “It’s like déjà vu all over again!”: This line is attributed to the late, great Yogi Berra; & it comes to mind upon the recent release of the grand jury report that investigated clergy sexual abuse & its consequent cover-ups within 6 dioceses in the state of Pennsylvania (Philadelphi...

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All Catholics of the greater Philadelphia area are invited to an evening of prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to ask for His mercy upon His Church in this moment of profound crisis. We come to make reparation for our own sins and those of our bishops and priests. We come also in confident hope that from Christ’s superabou...

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STATEMENT FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA REGARDING THE RELEASE OF THE REPORT OF THE 40TH STATEWIDE GRAND JURY The Attorney General’s investigation and subsequent grand jury report involving six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania has been broad and the content has been difficult to read. The material is painful for everyone, ...

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Archdiocesan Office for Child and Youth Protection Issues Joint Statement with PA Office of Victim Advocate and Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape Regarding Statewide Grand Jury Report 222 North Seventeenth Street ● Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-1299 Telephone (215) 587-3747 ● commof@archphila.org ● www.archphila.org   ...

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Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Help-Line:  Do you need help accessing services and supports for someone with an intellectual disability or Autism? A collaboration of Catholic Social Services-Developmental Programs, The Office for Persons with Disabilities and the Schools of Special Education of the Archdiocese is offering ...

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Our Lady of Confidence Christian Retreat for Persons with Disabilities:   A three day retreat at Malvern Retreat House has been scheduled for October 9, 10, & 11, 2018 for adults with disabilities.  The retreat is geared for adults with intellectual, physical or emotional disabilities.The retreat director...

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Dear Friends, You've heard of ChristLife, Evangelical Catholic, Christ Renews His Parish, Catholics Reaching Out - all wonderful and effective evangelization ministries.  I am pleased to introduce you to yet another way to launch an evangelization movement in your parish: Catholic Christian Outreach...

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