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(A frame from surveillance video released by Philadelphia police, believed to show people involved in the beating of two men.  Credit: CBS3)

Feds Await Local Police Findings on Alleged Center City Beating of Gay Couple

While Philadelphia police continue to investigate last week’s attack on a gay couple in center city, federal authorities are waiting in the wings to press their own case, if warranted.

09/18/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, third from left, speaks with reporters at the Vatican.  Image from Vatican TV)

Planning Goes On While Awaiting Pontiff’s Official Word on Phila. Visit, Chaput Says

Philadelphia’s archbishop is in Rome for planning sessions for the World Meeting of Families event, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia.

09/16/2014

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

‘Si,’ Says Pope Francis of 2015 Visit; We’ll See, Cautions Phila. Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia isn’t quite ready to let us take the pope’s word as gospel.

08/14/2014

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Archdiocese Closing West Philadelphia Church

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is closing a church building that had been used as a worship site since its congregation merged with another parish early last year.

08/03/2014

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Officials Keeping Cool About Pope’s Likely 2015 Visit

And they say Archbishop Chaput’s comments of optimism don’t affect their planning for the event.

07/25/2014

St. Ann Church In bucks County held a final serive Sunday. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Emotional Final Service For Bucks County Catholic Church Set To Close

The 108-year-old Church of St. Ann in Bristol Borough, Bucks County celebrated their final mass Sunday.

06/29/2014

Archdiocese of Philadelphia File Photo (credit: CBS)

Temporary Relief For Philadelphia Archdiocese From State Fines Under Affordable Care Act

A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily delayed enforcement of an order that would have imposed steep fines on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

06/28/2014

(On the rooftop terrace of the Independence Visitors Center, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, at lectern, takes part in announcement of the theme of the 2015 World Families conference. Standing with him, L-R, are Pa. Gov.  Tom Corbett; Rev. William Donovan, archdiocese Vatican rep; Mayor Michael Nutter; and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

With Philadelphia Announcement of 2015 Event, Hint of a Papal Visit

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.

05/13/2014

(Mayor Nutter displayed some of the papal gifts presented to the Philadelphia delegation during their recent visit to the Vatican.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Says Rome Trip Gives Him Optimism About Papal Visit to Philadelphia

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.

03/28/2014

(Archbishop Charles Chaput.  Photo from Archdiocese of Phila. TV)

Archdiocese Schedules Mass For Clergy Abuse Victims

Archbishop Charles Chaput will be holding a special mass this weekend for victims of clergy abuse.

03/18/2014

Archbishop Charles Chaput speaking during the service. (Credit: Dan Wing)

Church Leaders Pray For Ukraine At Philadelphia Service

Church leaders from a number of different backgrounds gathered Sunday evening for a special service to pray for peace in the Ukraine.

03/16/2014

(Pope Francis, in 2013 file photo. Credit: Alberto Pizzoli/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Delegation Visiting Rome To Request Pope Francis Visit

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.

03/07/2014

(Priests place ashes on the foreheads of churchgoers at the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul.  2013 file photo by KYW's Pat Loeb)

Delaware Valley Christians Mark Start of Somber Lenten Season

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.

03/05/2014

Sunday's service at Holy Family, led by charles Chaput. (Credit: CBS3)

Holy Family Celebrates Special Anniversary

It is a very special year for one of Philadelphia’s premiere Catholic Universities.

02/09/2014

(Archbishop Charles Chaput announces the start of this year's Catholic Charities Appeal.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Archbishop Kicks Off Annual Fundraising For Catholic Charities

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.

01/23/2014

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