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(Priests place ashes on the foreheads of churchgoers at the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul.  2013 file photo by KYW's Pat Loeb)

Delaware Valley Christians Mark Start of Somber Lenten Season

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.

03/05/2014

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Former Phila. Altar Boys Discount Accusation of Sex Abuse by Priest

The defense is presenting testimony from several men who served as altar boys and knew Father McCormick, beginning in the mid-1980s.

03/05/2014

Pope John Paul II waves to well wishers 28 April 1989. (credit: DERRICK CEYRAC/AFP/Getty Images)

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Sending Group To Rome To Share In Canonization Of 2 Saints

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.

03/01/2014

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Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Removes Two Priests Over Sex Abuse Allegations

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.”

02/23/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District, Archdiocesan Schools To Remain Closed Friday

Both the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the School District of Philadelphia announced their schools would be closed due to the weather.

02/13/2014

(The Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle.  File photo)

Use Common Sense Before Venturing Out to Mass During Storm, Archdiocese Urges

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.

02/12/2014

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All Philadelphia School District and Archdiocese Schools CLOSED Thursday

Both School District of Philadelphia and archdiocesan schools in the city will be closed on Thursday, February 13th, because of the impending snowstorm.

02/12/2014

(Pope Francis, in file photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Moves Closer To Finding Out If Pope Francis Will Visit Next Year

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.

01/24/2014

(Archbishop Charles Chaput announces the start of this year's Catholic Charities Appeal.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Archbishop Kicks Off Annual Fundraising For Catholic Charities

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.

01/23/2014

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Police: Lansdale Priest Groped Man In YMCA Locker Room

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.

01/19/2014

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Lansdale Priest Charged With Indecent Assault, Harassment

Roman Catholic church officials say a priest in suburban Philadelphia has been arrested and charged with harassment and indecent assault.

01/17/2014

(Msgr. William Lynn leaves his bail hearing at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia.  Lynn lost about 70 pounds during his 18 months in an upstate prison.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Msgr. William Lynn Begins Confinement at a Lawncrest Parish House

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.

01/06/2014

(Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorneys, in file photo.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Phila. Monsignor To Be Released On Bail in Child Endangerment Case

An appeals court last week overturned Lynn’s conviction in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia child sex abuse case.

12/30/2013

(Bishop Joseph McFadden, in file photo.)

2013 IN REVIEW: Joseph McFadden, Bishop of Harrisburg, Dies

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.

12/25/2013

(Cardinal Justin Rigali conducts an Ash Wednesday mass in 2011.  Image from Archdiocese of Phila. TV)

Rigali Removed By Pope From Vatican’s ‘Congregation For Bishops’

The former leader of Philadelphia’s Catholics has been removed from a key Vatican panel, as part of a larger shakeup.

12/17/2013

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