Archdiocese of Philadelphia
In a sweltering auditorium at St. Gabriel School in the Grays Ferry section of the city, Archbishop Charles Chaput signed an agreement turning 14 parish schools over to independent control.
The leader of Philadelphia’s Catholics warned that a new financial report on the archdiocese wouldn’t be pretty. It’s not.
The program is available for any child or teen in Philadelphia up to age 18.
A Latino Catholic church in Philadelphia has closed, but parishoners will still have a place to worship.
Elizabeth Riordan, who is supervising the website for the Archdiocese, says one of the primary goals was to create a social and spiritual networking opportunity for users.
At the Mercy Neighborhood Ministries community center in North Philadelphia, Msgr. Daniel Sullivan, president of the Nutritional Development Services Board, led a blessing of the summer.
Defense attorneys for both men immediately popped up in the courtroom to say they would appeal.
One of the churches caught in the midst of the mergers is Saint Leo the Great Parish in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.
In one of the most sweeping announcements in its long history, the Philadelphia Archdiocese has announced mergers or consolidations of parishes that will affect thousands of Catholics in the region.
An archdiocese spokesman says church members will likely receive letters in the mail along with announcements from the pulpit at weekend masses.
Many prominent Americans — from members of the Continental Congress to, on occasion, George Washington — have walked through the doors to worship there.
Archbishop Charles Chaput ordained three new priests at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Saturday morning.
Bishop Joseph McFadden, a West Philadelphia native who was a champion of Catholic education while serving in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, died Thursday at the age of 65.
The no-contest plea means that Timothy Udinski is not admitting guilt but concedes that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him at trial.
Following in the example of the new Pope Francis, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is reaching out to its neighbors to host what it’s calling an “ecumenical conversation.”