The 108-year-old Church of St. Ann in Bristol Borough, Bucks County celebrated their final mass Sunday.
A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily delayed enforcement of an order that would have imposed steep fines on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Archbishop Vincente Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, is on a factfinding mission to identify sites for the events, including possible venues that could handle a papal visit.
Speaking to reporters at City Hall upon his return, Mayor Nutter said he has no doubt that the trip he made to Rome with Archbishop Chaput and Gov. Corbett sent a clear message of their desire that the pope visit the region next year.
Archbishop Charles Chaput will be holding a special mass this weekend for victims of clergy abuse.
Church leaders from a number of different backgrounds gathered Sunday evening for a special service to pray for peace in the Ukraine.
Archbishop Charles Chaput is traveling with Gov. Corbett and Mayor Nutter for what he calls a factfinding mission and a bid to make a personal pitch to the pope.
Archbishop Charles Chaput, the spiritual leader of more than one million Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was principal celebrant of a mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle.
It is a very special year for one of Philadelphia’s premiere Catholic Universities.
The 2014 Catholic Charities Appeal is now underway. There are more than 80 programs that help more than 200,000 people, regardless of faith, each year.
Lynn was greeted warmly by those friends and relatives before the hearing, which lasted just a few moments before Judge Teresa Sarmina, who reminded him that if he violated any condition of his release, back to prison he would go.
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz says he is supportive of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput’s direct and firm measures to deal with the crisis, but he concedes it’s an ongoing concern across the country for all bishops
Philadelphia Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput wants to hear from clergy and lay people alike, as he prepares a meeting of Bishops at the Vatican next year.
In a sweltering auditorium at St. Gabriel School in the Grays Ferry section of the city, Archbishop Charles Chaput signed an agreement turning 14 parish schools over to independent control.
To mark the occasion, Chaput celebrated a bilingual mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.