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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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Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Closes Doors On More Parishes

This weekend, The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is announcing the closure of up four dozen of it’s parishes.

06/01/2014

(The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle, headquarters of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  File photo by Jim Melwert)

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Announce Fate Of 46 Parishes This Weekend

Parishoners will learn the fate of their parish at Saturday Night Mass, and a public announcement will follow on Sunday.

05/30/2014

(The Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, in Philadelphia.)

Archdiocese, Catholic High School Teachers’ Union Reach Early Contract Deal

A strike in 2011 cost students a week of classes. The new deal takes effect September 1.

05/30/2014

Father Bill Donovan, far right, takes part in an event at Roman Catholic High School where a Vatican delegation scouting sites for the World Meeting of Families was recognized by Archdiocesan students.
(credit: Mark Abrams)

Local Priest Acting As Direct Link For World Meeting Of Families

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.

05/25/2014

photo provided by the Garvey family

Family Of Former Monsignor Wants To Prevent Archdiocese From Selling His Portrait

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.

05/15/2014

(On the rooftop terrace of the Independence Visitors Center, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, at lectern, takes part in announcement of the theme of the 2015 World Families conference. Standing with him, L-R, are Pa. Gov.  Tom Corbett; Rev. William Donovan, archdiocese Vatican rep; Mayor Michael Nutter; and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

With Philadelphia Announcement of 2015 Event, Hint of a Papal Visit

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.

05/13/2014

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Pilgrims From Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Head To Rome For Canonization Of Two Former Popes

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.

04/21/2014

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

Nutter, Corbett, Chaput To Meet With Business Leaders About World Meeting Of Families

Today’s session, Mayor Nutter says, is in part to jumpstart fundraising for next year’s World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

04/15/2014

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Conwell-Egan HS, Holy Family University Give Students Jump-Start On College Classes

Holy Family University and Conwell-Egan High School have announced a new program to allow dual enrollment for high school students.

04/08/2014

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Local Church Closes Its Doors For Safety Reasons

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.

03/28/2014

A detailed view of Thomas Eakins' portrait of Right Reverend James Loughlin. (Credit: St. Charles Borromeo Seminary)

Archdiocese To Auction Off 5 Eakins Paintings From Seminary Collection

Five portraits of clerics by Thomas Eakins were taken down last Friday and are now in the hands of Christie’s auction house.

03/25/2014

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Fairmount Church Gets Big Boost In Attendance Thanks To Social Media

It wasn’t a Flash Mob, but a “Mass Mob” on Sunday at St. Francis Xavier, The Oratory Catholic church in Fairmount.

03/23/2014

(Archbishop Charles Chaput.  Photo from Archdiocese of Phila. TV)

Archdiocese Schedules Mass For Clergy Abuse Victims

Archbishop Charles Chaput will be holding a special mass this weekend for victims of clergy abuse.

03/18/2014

(The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle, headquarters of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  File photo by Jim Melwert)

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Limits Tuition Assistance To Children Of Clergy Abuse Victims

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.

03/11/2014

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