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Catholic School Closings

(Credit: Mark Abrams)

Archbishop Chaput Says Philadelphia’s Faith in Catholic Education Remains Strong

The spiritual leader of Philadelphia’s Catholics accepted the thanks of students for keeping their high schools open, and pledged to work with students, parents, and others to strengthen Catholic education in the region.

03/08/2012

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Some Philadelphia-Area Catholic Schools Slated For Closure Get Reprieve

Fourteen parish elementary schools will be allowed to remain open as “mission” schools. They would be independently run but would remain Catholic schools.

02/17/2012

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Catholic Elementary Schools Learn Their Fate

The final word came down Friday on which Catholic elementary schools in the Philadelphia area will close at the end of this year. But, a decision on high schools has been delayed a week.

02/17/2012

(The web site of Holy Trinity Parish in Morrisville, Pa. on Thursday.)

Some Philadelphia Area Catholic Schools Get Reprieve From Closure

The official word comes Friday on which Catholic schools in the Philadelphia area will close at the end of this school year. But several elementary schools are already saying they’ve won their appeals and will stay open.

02/16/2012

(Archbishop Charles Chaput with some St. Hubert's students during a recent visit.  File photo provided)

Only Some Donations For Philadelphia Catholic Schools Will Be Returned If School Closes

One fundraiser says if the appeal to keep her school open fails, only those of $500 or more will be returned.

01/24/2012

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More Than 80 Philadelphia Archdiocese Elementary Schools Closed For A Day This Week

More than 80 Archdiocese elementary schools affected by the consolidation plan will each close for one day this week, county-by-county, starting today.

01/24/2012

(Nazareth Academy High School.  Photos provided)

Philadelphia Archdiocese Students Try ‘Shadow Days’ To Pick New Schools

With the impending closures of a number of Catholic grade schools and high schools in our area, affected students and their families are now taking a look at their options.

01/20/2012

(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.

01/13/2012

Stigall Show Log 1.13.12

Chris talks to Steve Cordasco to explain what firms like Bain Capital acutally do, Will Bunch from the Daily News who was at last night’s meeting between Penn State’s President Rodney Erickson and local alumni, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece about this weekend’s NFL Playoff matchups, and Movie Critic Leonard Maltin to preview the Golden Globe Awards

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–01/13/2012

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput.  File photo by Mark Abrams)

Archbishop Chaput Defends Work of Commission on School Closures

Archbishop Charles Chaput says he realizes that closing Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be painful, but he defends the work of the panel making the recommendation.

01/12/2012

Stigall Show Log 1.9.12

Chris recaps the Republican debates in New Hampshire and previews tomorrow’s primary with Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe. He reviews the closing of 44 Catholic schools and analyzes the strike of teachers in Neshaminy. He also looks back on Tim Tebow’s win against the Pittsburgh Steelers and ahead to the tenure of new Penn State Coach Bill O’Brien.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–01/09/2012

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