FR. STEPHEN THORNE, LEADING BY EXAMPLE

NATIONAL CATHOLIC EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION AWARD by IMS Staff •March 1st, 2017 – Posted By: Mark Hostutler Posted date: January 13, 2017 Sister Rita, Principal at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, and Rev. Stephen Thorne, Pastor at St. Martin de Porres Church, Neumann University Chaplain, and adjunct faculty member in the Division of Education and …

KAIROS RETREAT: WEST CATHOLIC PREP H.S.– “GOD’S TIME”

By Michael Field, Director Campus Ministry-West Catholic Prep H.S. Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment. The ancient Greeks had two words for time: Greek: Chronos and Kairos. Chronos refers to chronological or sequential time, Kairos signifies a period or season, a moment of indeterminate time in which an event of significance happens. What is happening when referring to …

Archdiocese Tribute Turns Civil Rights Spotlight Inward

Arlene Edmonds, Tribune Correspondent January 20, 2017 “A Dream in Black and White: Growing in Understanding as Catholics” drew a diverse, standing-room-only crowd to the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Lafayette Hill on Monday evening to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It was the 34th annual Archdiocese gathering to the civil rights …

A Living link to Black Catholic History, Parishioner Leads the Way into Future

Alma Elizabeth Bailey of Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Darby. By Msgr. Francis A. Carbine • Posted August 16, 2016 – CatholicPhilly.com At age 91, the matriarch of Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Darby carries the honorific title “Mother Bailey” — along sharp memory for many experiences yesteryear and today for Black Catholics in America. “When …

Let us Not Forget to Include Black Catholics in Black History Month

Article by: Bro. Alonza Baker St. Athanasius Parish Philadelphia, PA It’s February already and that means it is Black History Month here in the United States of America. During this time of year many of us display our African Art, and visit Afro-American history museums and cultural events; and television programs are loaded with stories …

Blessed is the Man who is Faithful, Fearless & Fruitful

“In the beginning…North Philadelphia welcomes the National Black Catholic Men’s Conference” Theme: Blessed is the Man who is Faithful, Fearless & Fruitful” October 6-9, 2016 By Reverend Stephen D. Thorne On Thursday, October 6, hundreds of men gathered at Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church to begin the 13th National Black Catholic Men’s Conference. As …

A New Initiative

I have always been blessed to be a person who thinks positively. When a challenge or difficulty comes in my life, I see it as an opportunity. It is with that same sense of hope that I share with you a new initiative. Through the vision and generosity of the Martin de Porres Foundation, a …

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The Martin de Porres Foundation seeks to empower the African-American/Black Catholic community and encourage black leadership within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.