Welcome, New Catholics!

The Church annually welcomes to their spiritual home thousands of men, women and children.

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Alleluia! During the most significant, solemn week of the Catholic Church’s calendar, culminating amid joyful shouts of Alleluia Easter Sunday, the Church annually welcomes to their spiritual home thousands of men, women and children, who will receive individually, or at the same time, the sacraments of baptism, Holy Eucharist and confirmation. The numbers are encouraging: In the Archdiocese of Atlanta alone, that number is about 2,500. In the Archdioceses of Detroit and Philadelphia, those numbers are 763 and 659, respectively.

Let us pray for all those who are committing and recommitting themselves to Christ during Holy Week and Easter — and beyond.

Happy Easter!

Sunlight illuminates a tree in full bloom as New York City celebrates Earth Day at Governors Island on April 20, 2024 in New York City. Earth Day originally started in 1970 as a way to celebrate and raise awareness about environmental issues facing the planet.

5 Catholic Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day and in response to the Holy Father’s message urging the faithful to take action in protecting the environment, here are five ways Catholics can celebrate Earth Day.