Cardinal John Krol
Philadelphia native, Bishop Daniel Thomas, who was ordained a priest in 1985 by Cardinal John Krol, and a bishop in 2006 by Cardinal Justin Rigali, takes the reins of a diocese that covers 19 counties in northwestern Ohio.
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.
McFadden served as president of Cardinal O’Hara High School, and was extensively involved in the archdiocese Office of Catholic Education.
The clergy abuse trial continued on Tuesday with another disturbing case of alleged abuse by a priest and failure to remove him from ministry for nearly a decade, until 2004, despite warnings he was a “powder keg.”
Following a private viewing at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Archbishop Charles Chaput will receive Bevilacqua’s body at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul at 5:30.
“I don’t know if we’re going to have objective answers to what his legacy is. That’s something for historians. It’s not something we can determine in the heat of the moment with trials yet to begin.”
The funeral for Delaware County native Cardinal John Patrick Foley, who died Sunday, is expected to draw high-profile clerics from across the globe to Philadelphia.