Archdiocese of Philadelphia
The 108-year-old Church of St. Ann in Bristol Borough, Bucks County celebrated their final mass Sunday.
A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily delayed enforcement of an order that would have imposed steep fines on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
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.
A federal grand jury alleges identity fraud with an ugly twist, and US attorney Zane Memeger calls the allegations “truly despicable.”
The reinstated priest was one of 26 suspended following 2011’s grand jury report into the sexual abuse of children in the church.
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.
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.