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.
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.
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.
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.
Chris talks to Joe Rooney, a Republican attempting to run against Allyson Schwartz in Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District, Dave Buck, the Phillies Senior VP of Marketing and Advertising, to get ready for the start of Spring Training and Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe about his bill to allow citizens to challenge the city of Philadelphia’s gun control laws.
Mayor Michael Nutter stopped by Archdiocese headquarters to issue a proclamation declaring this Catholic Schools Week in Philadelphia.
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.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Thursday begins hearing appeals from those schools trying to stave off closure.
As hundreds of students across the Archdiocese protested his decision to close dozens of schools, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput spent Monday morning in calm confines at a school that will not close: Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown.
This morning, Archbishop Charles Chaput left most of the trappings of his church behind for a trip to the House of Corrections, in Northeast Philadelphia.
“A number of them have (legal or law enforcement) experience in child protective services, in child welfare, sexual assaults, and sexual crimes,” the panel’s chair says.
Archbishop Charles Chaput formally assumed control of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia during mass Thursday afternoon at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
Philadelphia’s Catholic Church stands at a crossroads. Next Thursday, Archbishop Charles Chaput will be installed as the next leader of the region’s 1.4 million Roman Catholics, replacing Cardinal Justin Rigali.