Archdiocese of Philadelphia
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.
Father Andrew McCormick took the witness stand to say he never sexually molested a former altar boy who is now 26 years old. A prosecutor recounted reprimands the priest had received over improper conduct.
Archbishop Charles Chaput, the spiritual leader of more than one million Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was principal celebrant of a mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle.
The defense is presenting testimony from several men who served as altar boys and knew Father McCormick, beginning in the mid-1980s.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese will send a contingent of pilgrims to Rome at the end of next month to share in the canonization of two new saints, one of whom had visited Philadelphia just 35 years ago.
In a written statement, Archbishop Charles Chaput says that separate investigations found that 75-year-old Reverend James Collins and 67-year-old Reverend John Paul “unfit for ministry.”