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(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

(FILE PHOTO: Archbishop Charles Chaput)

Two More Suspended Priests Won’t Return To Archdiocese Of Philadelphia

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it has determined that two more priests are not suitable for ministry, because of allegations of inappropriate conduct.

07/06/2012

(Charles Chaput tells KYW’s Mark Abrams his first order of business will be to rebuild the church’s reputation after a damaging abuse scandal.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Chaput To Announce Fate Of 27 Priests Allegedly Linked To Sex Abuse Scandal

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput is set to appear at a news conference this afternoon to disclose the fate of some of the 27 priests suspended by his predecessor because of allegations of sexual abuse or other misconduct.

05/04/2012

(Cardinal Bevilacqua in 2002. Photo by Don Murray/Getty Images)

Bevilacqua Leaves Complicated Legacy, Funeral Plans Announced

“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.”

02/01/2012

Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast File Photo

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Expected To Announce Drastic Changes

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia school system is on the brink of historic changes.

01/05/2012

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Exclusive: Philadelphia’s New Archbishop Speaks Candidly About His Goals

This week the Philadelphia archdiocese will stand at a crossroads of leadership. Charles Chaput is to be installed as the new Archbishop of Philadelphia replacing Cardinal Justin Rigali.

09/04/2011

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Spanish Catholic Church Being Dedicated In Chester County, Pa.

Cardinal Justin Rigali was overseeing the dedication of a new church, specifically for Spanish-speaking Catholics, on Tuesday afternoon in southern Chester County.

08/16/2011

(Photo by Mark Abrams)

Chaput To Succeed Rigali As Archbishop Of Philadelphia

Denver’s archbishop, Rev. Charles Chaput, will succeed Cardinal Justin Rigali as the next leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

07/19/2011

(Karen Polesir, left, Philadelphia SNAP co-director, and Joy Wuenschel, SNAP spokeswoman.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

For Philadelphia’s New Archbishop, A Reminder Of Ongoing Priest Abuse Probe

While Philadelphia-area Catholics got their first glimpse of the new archbishop today inside the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, protesters outside brought a reminder of the ongoing investigation of child sex abuse by priests.

07/19/2011

(FILE PHOTO: Archbishop Charles Chaput)

Denver Archbishop Seen As Likely Successor To Outgoing Cardinal Rigali

Archbishop Charles Chaput, a Native American, has a reputation as a conservative and a strong record on child protection.

07/18/2011

Mark Abrams conducts an exclusive interview with Cardinal Justin Rigali. (Credit: Adam Fox, CBS 3)

Cardinal Justin Rigali To Retire, Vatican Could Name Successor Tomorrow

Cardinal Justin Rigali came to Philadelphia from a posting in St. Louis in 2003. He was named the 12th bishop and eighth archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by Pope John Paul II, who also made him a cardinal.

07/18/2011

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

Philadelphia Archdiocese’s Sex-Abuse Chair Blasts Cardinal

The head of the Philadelphia archdiocese’s panel on priest sex-abuse is blasting the cardinal’s response to the pedophilia crisis, and pulling back the curtain on the panel’s long-secret operations.

05/14/2011

Mark Abrams conducts an exclusive interview with Cardinal Justin Rigali. (Credit: Adam Fox, CBS 3)

Pope John Paul II To Be Beatified By Pope Benedict XVI

The late Pope John Paul II will be beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI during ceremonies Sunday morning at the Vatican.

04/30/2011

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After Beatification, Church To Host Catholic Bloggers

The Catholic church is steeped in religious traditions which date back centuries. But the message of the church is getting a modern boost with social media.

04/27/2011

Cardinali Rigali celebrates Mass on Holy Thursday in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic Community Marks Holy Thursday Amid Backdrop of Sexual Abuse Scandal

The Catholic Church in Philadelphia began marking the holiest week on the Christian calendar on Thursday, under the cloud of the priest sexual abuse scandal.

04/21/2011

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