Archdiocese of Philadelphia
St. Laurentius Church, which was slated to be demolished, has won a reprieve from the city’s Historical Commission by receiving a historical designation.
Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput reports over $30 million has been raised of the $45 million needed to pay for the World Meeting of Familes and papal visit planned for Philadelphia in September.
Rita Schwartz, president of Local 1776 of the Association of Catholic Teachers, says teachers voted last night by a nearly 3-1 margin to accept the new contract.
Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, who is leading the delegation, tells CBS-3 that tomorrow morning he will introduce members of the delegation directly to the pope after his public audience on St. Peter’s Square.
The announcement Sunday concerns Incarnation of Our Lord in Philadelphia’s Olney section, Our Mother of Sorrows in Bridgeport in Montgomery County and Holy Saviour in Linwood, Delaware County.
Neither side would disclose the terms of the contract until the union votes on it.
The Committee on Historic Designation of the Philadelphia Historical Commission has voted to recommend to the full commission that St. Laurentius be designated a historic place.
Mayor Nutter, Superintendent Hite, dance teams and drum lines from schools, cheerleaders and more than 1,500 graduating high school seniors took part in the event.
Defense lawyer Thomas Bergstrom says while the case has been remanded to Superior Court, the three-judge panel may not hear arguments until September.
He will be replacing longtime West Catholic Prep principal Sister Mary Bur this summer.
When Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed his conviction, Judge Teresa Sarmina, who heard the 13-week trial, released him on bail in early 2014.
Two men have settled their civil cases against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
It’s official: the World Meeting of Families organization is now recruiting thousands of volunteers to help with events surrounding the pope’s visit and a big family conference in Philadelphia at the end of September.
And now, parties on both sides are talking about the case publically for the first time.
Joe Aponick, a spokesman for the Diocese of Harrisburg, says they are opening bus ticket sales today for members of parishes within the diocesan territory.