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Archdiocese of Philadelphia

(A frame from surveillance video released by Philadelphia police, believed to show people involved in the beating of two men.  Credit: CBS3)

Feds Await Local Police Findings on Center City Beating of Gay Couple

While Philadelphia police continue to investigate last week’s attack on a gay couple in center city, federal authorities are waiting in the wings to press their own case, if warranted.

09/18/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, third from left, speaks with reporters at the Vatican.  Image from Vatican TV)

Planning Goes On While Awaiting Pontiff’s Official Word on Phila. Visit, Chaput Says

Philadelphia’s archbishop is in Rome for planning sessions for the World Meeting of Families event, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia.

09/16/2014

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Auxiliary Bishop From Philadelphia Becomes New Bishop Of Diocese Of Toledo

Philadelphia native, Bishop Daniel Thomas, who was ordained a priest in 1985 by Cardinal John Krol, and a bishop in 2006 by Cardinal Justin Rigali, takes the reins of a diocese that covers 19 counties in northwestern Ohio.

08/27/2014

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

‘Si,’ Says Pope Francis of 2015 Visit; We’ll See, Cautions Phila. Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia isn’t quite ready to let us take the pope’s word as gospel.

08/14/2014

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Archdiocese Closing West Philadelphia Church

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is closing a church building that had been used as a worship site since its congregation merged with another parish early last year.

08/03/2014

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Officials Keeping Cool About Pope’s Likely 2015 Visit

And they say Archbishop Chaput’s comments of optimism don’t affect their planning for the event.

07/25/2014

(Mekhai adds lettuce to his Italian wrap at the Resurrection Baptist Church summer camp, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Kids Help Steer Menus For Free Summer Lunch Program in Philadelphia

The campers at Resurrection Baptist Church, on Landsdowne Avenue, may be on summer vacation, but the Archdiocese of Philadelphia put their young palates to work.

07/02/2014

(The Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle, in the spiritual headquarters of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  File photo)

Phila. Archdiocese Selling 7 Nursing Homes and Senior Facilities

It’s a significant development that would net the financially troubled church in Philadelphia some $95 million.

07/01/2014

St. Ann Church In bucks County held a final serive Sunday. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Emotional Final Service For Bucks County Catholic Church Set To Close

The 108-year-old Church of St. Ann in Bristol Borough, Bucks County celebrated their final mass Sunday.

06/29/2014

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Temporary Relief For Philadelphia Archdiocese From State Fines Under Affordable Care Act

A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily delayed enforcement of an order that would have imposed steep fines on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

06/28/2014

(The Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle, in the spiritual headquarters of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  File photo)

Group Plans Protest Over Archdiocese of Phila. Parish Consolidations

Pat Smiley is leading a group who plan to drive or walk through Delaware County and Philadelphia on Saturday, stopping at the 18 the churches that closed one year ago.

06/27/2014

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Seven Charged in Philadelphia With Stealing Children’s Identities For Tax Fraud

A federal grand jury alleges identity fraud with an ugly twist, and US attorney Zane Memeger calls the allegations “truly despicable.”

06/13/2014

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Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Reinstates Suspended Priest

The reinstated priest was one of 26 suspended following 2011’s grand jury report into the sexual abuse of children in the church.

06/08/2014

(The Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle, in the spiritual headquarters of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  File photo)

Phila. Archdiocese Sues To Block Obamacare’s Contraceptives Rule

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the new federal mandate that some of its affiliates allow their employees to get birth control coverage in their health insurance.

06/03/2014

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Area Parish Consolidations Will Move Rapidly, Phila. Archdiocese Says

Catholics across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are dealing with news of a round of parish mergers announced over the weekend.

06/02/2014

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