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Catholic Church

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Looking Back On Pope Francis’ First Year At The Vatican

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as leader of the world’s Roman Catholics.

03/13/2014

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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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Pope Francis Redefines Monsignor As He Continues To Revamp Church

Pope Francis has decided to end the practice of naming priests working in the trenches – monsignors.

01/08/2014

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2013 IN REVIEW: A New Bishop For Camden, NJ

Dennis Sullivan, 67, was the former vicar-general in the New York archdiocese.

12/26/2013

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Philadelphia Archdiocese Announces Removal Of Five More Priests

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it has resolved all but one of the cases involving allegations of child sex abuse by priests with the announcement Sunday that five more priests have been removed from ministry.

12/15/2013

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Pope Francis Shaking Things Up In The Vatican

Pope Francis released what some are calling “road map for the future of the catholic church” earlier this week in Rome.

11/29/2013

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Two PA Natives Elected To Lead U.S. Catholic Conference Of Bishops

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo were chosen Tuesday to lead the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.

11/12/2013

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Local Church Members React After Pope’s Message

Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.

09/20/2013

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UPDATE: Con Man Who Targeted Nuns, Priests Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence

Federal authorities have sentenced an admitted con man who targeted nuns, priests and others in a so-called advance fee scam with devastating personal results to 18 years in prison.

08/15/2013

Pope Francis waves as he boards the plane for his departure after concluding a week-long trip to Brazil, at the air base in Rio de Janeiro on July 28, 2013. The head of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics hammered home his plea for young believers attending World Youth Day (WYD) to 'go and make disciples of all nations' as he concluded his trip to Brazil aimed at reigniting Roman Catholic passion. (Credit: EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

LGBT Activist: Pope’s Comments About Gay Priests ‘Remarkable’

Pope Francis’ remarks to reporters about gays and lesbians on his return trip to Rome from Rio de Janeiro are being noticed by those in the LGBT community.

07/30/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: Rebel Priest From Austria Speaks To Eyewitness News

An Austrian priest, described by some as a rebel, spoke in an exclusive Skype interview with CBS 3’s Pat Ciarrocchi.

07/15/2013

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South Jersey Priest Delighted to See Compatriot Elevated To Pope

Father Felipe Doldan is from a parish in Buenos Aires that was visited regularly by Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio before he became Pope Francis.

03/14/2013

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Pope Francis Ushers In New Era For Catholic Church

It’s the first full day on the job for Pope Francis and he’s already making the rounds.

03/14/2013

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Parishioners At St. Raymond’s In East Mt. Airy Hope For An African Pope

Parishioners at St. Raymond of Penafort Church say a black Pope is the right choice for these times.

03/07/2013

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Theologian: Next Pope Needs To Do More Listening Than Speaking

Father Frank Berna, director of graduate theology and ministry at LaSalle University, says the new pope has to take the pulse of the people, not just those who are loyal to the church, but those who have fallen away.

03/05/2013

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