Archdiocese of Philadelphia
With a big storm on the way, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was encouraging the faithful — especially senior citizens — to reflect on whether making the trek to church Thursday morning would be safe.
Both School District of Philadelphia and archdiocesan schools in the city will be closed on Thursday, February 13th, because of the impending snowstorm.
The World Meeting of Families 2015 will take place in late September, and this will be the first time that the event is hosted on U.S. soil.
The 2014 Catholic Charities Appeal is now underway. There are more than 80 programs that help more than 200,000 people, regardless of faith, each year.
Police revealed that a Philadelphia-area priest charged with harassment and indecent assault allegedly groped a younger man in a YMCA locker room last month.
Roman Catholic church officials say a priest in suburban Philadelphia has been arrested and charged with harassment and indecent assault.
Lynn was greeted warmly by those friends and relatives before the hearing, which lasted just a few moments before Judge Teresa Sarmina, who reminded him that if he violated any condition of his release, back to prison he would go.
An appeals court last week overturned Lynn’s conviction in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia child sex abuse case.
Bishop Joseph McFadden, a West Philadelphia native who had been serving as the shepherd of the Harrisburg diocese since August 2010, died after being rushed to a local hospital.
The former leader of Philadelphia’s Catholics has been removed from a key Vatican panel, as part of a larger shakeup.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it has resolved all but one of the cases involving allegations of child sex abuse by priests with the announcement Sunday that five more priests have been removed from ministry.
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz says he is supportive of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput’s direct and firm measures to deal with the crisis, but he concedes it’s an ongoing concern across the country for all bishops
The athletic director at Roman Catholic High School in Center City is on administrative leave.
Philadelphia Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput wants to hear from clergy and lay people alike, as he prepares a meeting of Bishops at the Vatican next year.
Attorneys for the family of 26-year-old Sean McIlmail insist it’s not about the money, but the search for truth and justice for all victims of clergy sex abuse in the archdiocese.