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Charles Chaput

(Catholics anointed with ashes leave the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Area Catholics Mark Ash Wednesday With Prayer, Ashes

Hundreds of people took part in the lunch hour ceremony on Ash Wednesday, being reminded of their own mortality.

02/13/2013

(Gov. Corbett, at lectern, speaks to invited guests at St. Martin of Tours School in Northeast Philadelphia.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Gov. Corbett Visits a Philadelphia Catholic School, Touting Financial Makeover

Independence Mission Schools (“IMS”) is the umbrella organization for 16 parish elementary schools, all of which charge tuition but, controversially, use both public and private funds for financial aid.

01/18/2013

(West Catholic High School.  Photo provided)

2012 Year in Review: Reconfiguration in Local Catholic School System

There were closures, consolidations, and reprieves for area Catholic schools this year.

12/28/2012

(The archbishop of Philadelphia's former residence on City Avenue.  Photo provided by whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com.)

2012 Year in Review: Retrenchment in the Philadelphia Archdiocese

It was a rough year for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which had to sell off several valuable properties including the archbishop’s residence and a seashore villa, lay off employees, and fold the “Catholic Standard and Times” newspaper.

12/26/2012

(Father Kevin Gillespie speaks at his investiture.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

St. Joe’s University Welcomes Its New President, A Class of ’72 Alumnus

“Thomas Wolfe was wrong — you can go home again,” Father Kevin Gillespie said today.

10/12/2012

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St. Joe’s University Pays $10M For Archdiocese’s City Ave. Mansion

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is selling the archbishop’s residence, at 5700 City Line Avenue, to St. Joseph’s University.

09/07/2012

Stigall Show Log 9.6.12

Chris reviews the speeches from last night’s Democratic National Convention by Bill Clinton, Sandra Fluke, and Elizabeth Warren. He talks to former Governor of New Hampshire John Sununu and CBS 3’s Chris May to get their analysis. He also reads a piece from Archbishop Charles Chaput calling for more religious freedom.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–09/06/2012

(File photo)

Independent Foundation To Run Philadelphia’s Catholic High Schools

The independent “Faith in the Future” foundation will be calling the shots at the 17 Philadelphia-area Catholic high schools and four special-education schools.

08/21/2012

file photo of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Archbishop Chaput Says Church Spent Over $11M On Clergy Abuse Crisis

Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput says that doesn’t include expenses from the Monsignor William Lynn trial.

06/06/2012

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

Chaput Reveals Status of 8 Priests As Philadelphia Clergy Probe Continues

Archbishop Chaput said the archdiocese is nearly finished with its investigation of the cases of 26 priests who were publicly placed on leave last year.

05/04/2012

Priest Sex Abuse Scandal

Decision On Some Suspended Priests Expected To Be Announced At Friday News Conference

Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests have left a meeting with the Philadelphia archbishop, but it’s not clear if they learned the fate of 23 suspended colleagues.

05/02/2012

St. Francis of Assisi

Springfield Pastor Placed On Administrative Leave Over Concerns Of His ‘Suitability For Ministry’

Parishioners from St. Francis of Assisi in Springfield, are no longer being lead by pastor Louis Bier. This weekend Archbishop Charles Chaput placed the 62-year-old on administrative leave.

03/12/2012

(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

Stigall Show Log 2.13.12

Chris talks to Governor Tom Corbett to get updates on selling the LCB, how to curtail rising college costs, and welfare spending. He discusses the death of Whitney Houston with Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell and also Mitt Romney’s performance at CPAC with Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/13/2012

(Prescription birth control products.  Photo illustration by Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images)

Women’s Health Advocates Urge Strong Stance On Birth Control Insurance Coverage

The Obama administration is said to be working toward a compromise on a provision of the health care reform law that requires employer health plans to cover contraceptives. Some religious groups object to the provision.

02/09/2012

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