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Priestly Formation and the Renewal of Catholic Life

In every age the Church has the task of learning from and respecting the past without being captured by it.  As the world changes, so do the pastoral needs of the Catholic community.  In a city as rich in Catholic history as Philadelphia, we need to treasure the saints and achievements of previous generations.  But real faith is more than nostalgia.  We need to look ahead.  We need to carry the legacy of the Church in Philadelphia forward by thinking and building creatively for the future today.