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James Gallagher To Be First Lay Principal for West Catholic H.S.

He will be replacing longtime West Catholic Prep principal Sister Mary Bur this summer.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/02/2015

(Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorneys, in 2012 file photo.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Msgr. William Lynn Back in Prison After Child Endangerment Conviction Reinstated

When Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed his conviction, Judge Teresa Sarmina, who heard the 13-week trial, released him on bail in early 2014.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

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Two Civil Abuse Suits Settled With Archdiocese

Two men have settled their civil cases against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

04/29/2015

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he holds mass in St. Peter's Square. File photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Ten Thousand Volunteers Sought To Pitch In During Pope’s Visit to 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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

(Father Andrew McCormick, in file photo provided by Phila. DA)

Gag Order Lifted on Philadelphia Priest’s Sex Abuse Case After Second Hung Jury

And now, parties on both sides are talking about the case publically for the first time.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he holds mass in St. Peter's Square. File photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Harrisburg Diocese Chartering Dozens of Buses to Philadelphia in September for Pope’s Visit

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

School Closings

Philadelphia Public And Archdiocesan Schools Closed Friday

All School District of Philadelphia schools and Archdiocesan high schools and Catholic elementary schools in the city are closed on Friday.

03/05/2015

Pope Francis (File photo by Osservatore Romano/ Getty Images)

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Says $30M Raised So Far For World Meeting Of Families

With about seven months to go before Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, the Archdiocese confirmed its fundraising is on track to its $45 Million goal.

02/20/2015

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A Catholic School in Fishtown Prepares To Celebrate 125 Years, Despite Loss of Adjacent Church

It’s been nearly a year since the Archdiocese of Philadelphia closed St. Laurentius Church. But its namesake school, next door, is still open and ready to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput announces the start of the annual Catholic Charities Appeal and its goal for this year.
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Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Appeals To Community To Get Behind One Of The Largest Fundraising Campaigns Of The Year

A packet in the mail and homilies preached during Masses the second weekend of February will appeal to families in the archdiocese to get behind the largest fundraising effort of the year.

01/25/2015

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, in file photo by Mark Abrams)

Archbishop Chaput Visits a Philadelphia Prison With Message of Hope For Inmates

Roman Catholic archbishop Charles Chaput made a rare visit to a Philadelphia prison this morning, where he presided over a special mass just for inmates and prison staff.

01/15/2015

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, center, in party hat, attends a Christmas benefit for children at the Sheraton Hotel, 17th and Vine Streets.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Phila. Archbishop Delighted With Pope’s Role in US-Cuba Normalization Efforts

“He’s kind of a center of unity for the whole world, whether you’re Christian or not,” Archbishop Chaput told KYW Newsradio, “so this development has been a great blessing for the world community.”

12/18/2014

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Set To Hear Case Of Monsignor Lynn

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in Harrisburg from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office as it seeks the re-instatement of the child-endangerment conviction of Monsignor William Lynn.

11/17/2014

Pope Francis, in file photo. (credit: Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

10,000 Letters From Students Sent To Pope Francis Inviting Him To Philadelphia

Ten thousand letters from Catholic school students in the Archdiocese are being sent to the Pope – filled with heart-felt appeals – to visit Philadelphia next September.

11/14/2014

St. Laurentius Catholic Church, on East Berks Street in Fishtown. (Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Removal Of Sacred Objects From Fishtown Church Sparks Outrage, Renewed Will To Fight Archdiocese

Longtime members of St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown weren’t happy with the Archdiocese when it removed relic structures from the building this week.

11/14/2014

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