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Philadelphia Archdiocese Hopes Pope's Visit Will Have Lasting ImpactPope Francis' visit to Philadelphia was short - only two days - but a top official of the archdiocese says the hope is the "Francis Effect" will linger.
Phila. Historical Commission Gives Historic Designation To Vacant Fishtown Church BuildingSt. Laurentius Church, which was slated to be demolished, has won a reprieve from the city's Historical Commission by receiving a historical designation.
In Rome, Archbishop Chaput Gives Status Report on Phila. Visit of Pope FrancisPhiladelphia 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.
SE Pa. Catholic High School Teachers Sign New, One-Year ContractRita 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 Delegation To Get More Face Time With Pope During Current Rome TripPhiladelphia 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.
Three Philadelphia-Area Churches To CloseThe 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.
Philadelphia Catholic School Teachers Negotiate New Contract With ArchdioceseNeither side would disclose the terms of the contract until the union votes on it.
Historic Polish Catholic Church in Fishtown Gets Slightly Closer To Protected StatusThe 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.
Philly Celebrates Cities Brightest In Class Of 2015Mayor 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.
Monsignor William Lynn Meeting With Defense Lawyer Over Bail QuestionDefense lawyer Thomas Bergstrom says while the case has been remanded to Superior Court, the three-judge panel may not hear arguments until September.
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.
Philadelphia Msgr. William Lynn Back in Prison After Child Endangerment Conviction ReinstatedWhen Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed his conviction, Judge Teresa Sarmina, who heard the 13-week trial, released him on bail in early 2014.