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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

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

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.
(credit: Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio)

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

(credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

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.  2014 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

A copy of the Archbishop Charles Chaput's pastoral letter. (credit: Archdiocese of Philadelphia)

Archbishop Chaput Pens Pastoral Letter To Teachers, Administrators In Archdiocese Of Philadelphia

Catholic school educators in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia gathered inside the Convention Center Friday for the first “Archbishop’s Day for Teachers and Administrators.”

10/31/2014

(Photo provided by Chester County DA)

Police: Chester County Priest Shared Child Porn On Instagram

A priest in Chester County is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography through a popular photo-sharing network.

10/24/2014

(Credit:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

14 More Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Parishes To Undergo Self-Studies To Decide Future

Fourteen parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are the latest communities to enter the process of the Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative.

10/13/2014

(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 Alleged 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

(credit: CBS)

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

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