Catholic Relief Services honored on 70th anniversary

Baltimore, Md., Jun 4, 2013 / 02:01 am (CNA).- In recognition of the 70th anniversary of Catholic Relief Services last week, the mayor of Baltimore declared an official “Catholic Relief Services Day” on May 31.In an official proclamation, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake declared that “the people of Baltimore are proud of their rich and diverse church communities” and “extend their very best wishes” to the organization.She recognized Catholic … [Read more...]

Philadelphia archdiocese announces 24 parishes to merge

Philadelphia, Pa., Jun 4, 2013 / 12:07 am (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Sunday announced the merger of 24 parishes into 10, saying the changes will “ultimately strengthen parish communities.” “It is hoped that the result will be revitalized parishes throughout the archdiocese that are better equipped to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of future generations,” the archdiocese said June 2. Parishioners at the merging parishes were told about the … [Read more...]