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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.


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.


(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.


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.


Stigall Show Log 2.7.12

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/07/2012

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Amid Turmoil of Impending Closures, Philadelphia Marks ‘Catholic Schools Week’

Mayor Michael Nutter stopped by Archdiocese headquarters to issue a proclamation declaring this Catholic Schools Week in Philadelphia.


(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput.  File photo by Mark Abrams)

Archbishop Chaput Defends Work of Commission on School Closures

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.


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Philadelphia Archdiocese To Begin Hearing Appeals On School Closures

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Thursday begins hearing appeals from those schools trying to stave off closure.


Students Rally

Hundreds Of Archdiocesan Students Rally To Save Catholic Schools

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.


(Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrates mass with inmates at the House of Corrections, in Northeast Philadelphia.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Leader of Philadelphia’s Catholic Church Makes Christmas Visit to Prison Inmates

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.


(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput.  File photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Archbishop Chaput Names 7 To Clergy Misconduct Review Board

“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.


(Charles Chaput tells KYW’s Mark Abrams his first order of business will be to rebuild the church’s reputation after a damaging abuse scandal.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

First Official Day On The Job For Archbishop Chaput

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.


(FILE PHOTO: Archbishop Charles Chaput)

Exclusive: Archbishop Chaput Faces ‘Historic’ Crisis At Philadelphia Catholic Church

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.




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