Top Church Leaders Speak During Opening Of WMOF ConferencePhiladelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput was joined by Vatican Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia in emphasizing the commitment of more than 17,500 people from around the world to the spiritual and material needs of family.
In Rome, Archbishop Chaput Gives Status Report on Phila. Visit of Pope FrancisPhiladelphia archbishop Charles Chaput reports over $30 million has been raised of the $45 million needed to pay for the World Meeting of Familes and papal visit planned for Philadelphia in September.
Local Theologians See Depth in Pope's Pronouncement on ClimateWilliam Madges, a theology professor at St. Joseph's University, says it's no accident that the pope cited the political dimensions of the debate.
Details of Pope Francis' Visit to U.S., Including Philadelphia, Coming TogetherIt now appears that Philadelphia will be the final stop in a three-city US that will take the pope first to Washington, DC and New York City.
Archbishop Chaput Visits a Philadelphia Prison With Message of Hope For InmatesRoman Catholic archbishop Charles Chaput made a rare visit to a Philadelphia prison this morning, where he presided over a special mass just for inmates and prison staff.
Local Vatican Watcher Says Latest Class Of Appointed Cardinals Sends A MessageA veteran Vatican watcher based in our area says people shouldn't be surprised by the 20 men Pope Francis picked over the weekend to be elevated next month.
Phila. Archbishop Delighted With Pope's Role in US-Cuba Normalization Efforts"He's kind of a center of unity for the whole world, whether you're Christian or not," Archbishop Chaput told KYW Newsradio, "so this development has been a great blessing for the world community."
Philadelphia's Archbishop Says He Knew of Pope Francis' Planned Visit Early OnArchbishop Chaput is just back from meetings at the Vatican, where the pope confirmed a week ago he will be visiting Philadelphia at the end of next September.
Speakers' List Unveiled For 2015 Catholic Confab in Philadelphia -- With One Still PendingThe World Meeting of Families, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia, has announced an all-star lineup of speakers. Will it also include the first visit of Pope Francis to the United States?
Feds Await Local Police Findings on Alleged Center City Beating of Gay CoupleWhile 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.
Planning Goes On While Awaiting Pontiff's Official Word on Phila. Visit, Chaput SaysPhiladelphia's archbishop is in Rome for planning sessions for the World Meeting of Families event, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia.
'Si,' Says Pope Francis of 2015 Visit; We'll See, Cautions Phila. ArchdioceseThe Archdiocese of Philadelphia isn't quite ready to let us take the pope's word as gospel.