Archbishop Charles Chaput

Pope Benedict (L) & Rocco Palmo (R). (credit: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images/ Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio)

Local Catholic Journalist Reacts To Pope’s Resignation

Philadelphia-based Catholic journalist Rocco Palmo writes about the Vatican and church politics and says Pope Benedict’s resignation was a stunning and historic announcement.



Archbishop Charles Chaput Leads Philadelphia Catholics On March For Life

This morning, thousands of abortion opponents from our area boarded buses, heading to the nation’s capital for the annual March for Life.


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Eagles DBs Spread Holiday Cheer At Church Christmas Benefit For Children

Santa showed up with his helpers – much of the defensive backfield for the Eagles – to distribute toys at the annual Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children.


Mary Rochford and Archbishop Chaput

Papal Honor Bestowed Upon Former Superintendent Of Archdiocese of Philadelphia

While Mary Rochford retired in June to devote more time to her family, Archbishop Charles Chaput called her back for a meeting and surprised her, according to Archdiocese spokeswoman Donna Farrell.


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Beachfront Home For Philadelphia Priests Being Auctioned Off

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is auctioning off a sprawling beachfront villa in New Jersey to help close a $17 million deficit.


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Two More Suspended Priests Won’t Return To Archdiocese Of Philadelphia

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it has determined that two more priests are not suitable for ministry, because of allegations of inappropriate conduct.


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Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Closes Its Doors For Good

Barring a miracle from the Vatican, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in South Philadelphia has closed its doors for good after 111 years.


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4 Philadelphia Area Parishes Being Merged Into 2

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced that four Roman Catholic parishes in the suburban city of Phoenixville are being merged into two.


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Pope Selects Philadelphia As 1st American City To Host International Conference

Pope Benedict XVI is planning to come to Philadelphia in 2015 for a world families conference.


(Charles Chaput tells KYW’s Mark Abrams his first order of business will be to rebuild the church’s reputation after a damaging abuse scandal.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Chaput To Announce Fate Of 27 Priests Allegedly Linked To Sex Abuse Scandal

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput is set to appear at a news conference this afternoon to disclose the fate of some of the 27 priests suspended by his predecessor because of allegations of sexual abuse or other misconduct.


(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput.  File photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Archbishop Chaput To Announce Abuse Findings

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has many constituents to consider as he decides the fate of about two dozen priests suspended over child sex-abuse allegations.


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Hundreds Of Priests From Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Gather To Renew Priestly Vows

More than 400 priests from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia gathered on Holy Thursday at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Ben Franklin Parkway to renew their priestly vows.


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Springfield Pastor Placed On Administrative Leave Over Concerns Of His ‘Suitability For Ministry’

Parishioners from St. Francis of Assisi in Springfield, are no longer being lead by pastor Louis Bier. This weekend Archbishop Charles Chaput placed the 62-year-old on administrative leave.



Catholic Elementary Schools Learn Their Fate

The final word came down Friday on which Catholic elementary schools in the Philadelphia area will close at the end of this year. But, a decision on high schools has been delayed a week.


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Cardinal Bevilacqua Being Laid To Rest At Cathedral of Ss. Peter and Paul

Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, who led the archdiocese for more than 15 years, died last week at the age of