Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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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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Phila. Priest Cross-Examined at His Sex Abuse Trial

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.

03/05/2014

(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

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