Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

(2002 photo of Cardinal Bevilacqua by Don Murray/ Getty Images)

Two Days Of Mourning For Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua Begin Today

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.


(Students and parents rally on the steps of the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle.  Credit:  Mike Dunn)

Students, Parents Rally At Basilica To Save A Port Richmond Catholic School

Chanting “Save our school,” about a dozen parents and thirty students from the St. George School in Port Richmond gathered at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul to protest the archdiocese’s decision to close the school.


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Chaput Delivers First Respect For Life Homily As Archbishop Of Philadelphia

The Archbishop gave a clear message to the hundreds who attended the mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Sunday.


(An informal color guard formed outside the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul for the funeral of Petty Officer Michael Strange.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Final Farewell For Naval Officer From Philadelphia Killed In Afghanistan

A tearful farewell was said today for US Navy petty officer Michael Strange, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this month in Afghanistan.



Protesters Continue To Lash Out Against Archdiocese Of Philadelphia

Protesters gathered outside the Cathedral Basilica Saints Peter and Paul to deliver another blow to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that has taken so many hits already.


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

Cardinal Rigali Tells Parishioners, ‘Protection Of Children Is Paramount’

The spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia addressed the grand jury report on priest sex abuse and his response to it during his Ash Wednesday mass in center city.


(Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Priest Sex Abuse Protesters, Outside Philadelphia Cathedral, Demand More From Rigali

Church abuse protesters handed out flyers during Ash Wednesday mass in front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, one day after 21 priests were temporarily removed from ministry by the church.



Catholics Respond To Shocking Abuse Allegations

Could those charges have long-term implications for the future of the Catholic Church in the Delaware Valley?


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Keeping Tradition Alive At Christmas Mass In Center City

While not nearly as popular as the standing-room only Christmas Eve midnight Mass, the dawn-Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia holds special meaning for those in attendance.