Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Catholics across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are dealing with news of a round of parish mergers announced over the weekend.
This weekend, The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is announcing the closure of up four dozen of it’s parishes.
Parishoners will learn the fate of their parish at Saturday Night Mass, and a public announcement will follow on Sunday.
A strike in 2011 cost students a week of classes. The new deal takes effect September 1.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has a priest in Rome who’s acting as the direct link to planning and logistics for the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families set for the city in September 2015.
One of the five portraits taken off Seminary walls and sent to Christie’s auctions to be put on the block to be sold is that of Monsignor Patrick Garvey, painted by the famous Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins in 1902.
Archbishop Vincente Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, is on a factfinding mission to identify sites for the events, including possible venues that could handle a papal visit.
50 people are part of a special pilgrimage traveling to the Vatican to take part in the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII next Sunday.
Today’s session, Mayor Nutter says, is in part to jumpstart fundraising for next year’s World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
Holy Family University and Conwell-Egan High School have announced a new program to allow dual enrollment for high school students.
The Saint Laurentius Church has been examined on multiple occasions over the past several months by an engineering firm and an inspection earlier this week led to a recommendation to close the worship site.
Five portraits of clerics by Thomas Eakins were taken down last Friday and are now in the hands of Christie’s auction house.
It wasn’t a Flash Mob, but a “Mass Mob” on Sunday at St. Francis Xavier, The Oratory Catholic church in Fairmount.
Archbishop Charles Chaput will be holding a special mass this weekend for victims of clergy abuse.
At the end of this school year, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it will no longer accept new applicants to its tuition assistance program for children of clergy sex-abuse victims.