Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Father Andrew McCormick took the witness stand to say he never sexually molested a former altar boy who is now 26 years old. A prosecutor recounted reprimands the priest had received over improper conduct.
Archbishop Charles Chaput, the spiritual leader of more than one million Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was principal celebrant of a mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle.
The defense is presenting testimony from several men who served as altar boys and knew Father McCormick, beginning in the mid-1980s.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese will send a contingent of pilgrims to Rome at the end of next month to share in the canonization of two new saints, one of whom had visited Philadelphia just 35 years ago.
In a written statement, Archbishop Charles Chaput says that separate investigations found that 75-year-old Reverend James Collins and 67-year-old Reverend John Paul “unfit for ministry.”
Both the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the School District of Philadelphia announced their schools would be closed due to the weather.
With a big storm on the way, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was encouraging the faithful — especially senior citizens — to reflect on whether making the trek to church Thursday morning would be safe.
Both School District of Philadelphia and archdiocesan schools in the city will be closed on Thursday, February 13th, because of the impending snowstorm.
The World Meeting of Families 2015 will take place in late September, and this will be the first time that the event is hosted on U.S. soil.
The 2014 Catholic Charities Appeal is now underway. There are more than 80 programs that help more than 200,000 people, regardless of faith, each year.
Police revealed that a Philadelphia-area priest charged with harassment and indecent assault allegedly groped a younger man in a YMCA locker room last month.
Roman Catholic church officials say a priest in suburban Philadelphia has been arrested and charged with harassment and indecent assault.
Lynn was greeted warmly by those friends and relatives before the hearing, which lasted just a few moments before Judge Teresa Sarmina, who reminded him that if he violated any condition of his release, back to prison he would go.
An appeals court last week overturned Lynn’s conviction in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia child sex abuse case.
Bishop Joseph McFadden, a West Philadelphia native who had been serving as the shepherd of the Harrisburg diocese since August 2010, died after being rushed to a local hospital.