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(St. Laurentius Catholic Church, on East Berks Street in Fishtown.  2014 photo by Cherri Gregg)

Removal Of Sacred Objects From Fishtown Church Sparks Outrage, Renewed Will To Fight Archdiocese

Longtime members of St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown weren’t happy with the Archdiocese when it removed relic structures from the building this week.


(The Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle, in the spiritual headquarters of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  File photo)

Phila. Archdiocese Selling 7 Nursing Homes and Senior Facilities

It’s a significant development that would net the financially troubled church in Philadelphia some $95 million.


(The Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle, in the spiritual headquarters of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  File photo)

Group Plans Protest Over Archdiocese of Phila. Parish Consolidations

Pat Smiley is leading a group who plan to drive or walk through Delaware County and Philadelphia on Saturday, stopping at the 18 the churches that closed one year ago.


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Area Parish Consolidations Will Move Rapidly, Phila. Archdiocese Says

Catholics across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are dealing with news of a round of parish mergers announced over the weekend.


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All Philadelphia School District and Archdiocese Schools CLOSED Thursday

Both School District of Philadelphia and archdiocesan schools in the city will be closed on Thursday, February 13th, because of the impending snowstorm.


(Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, in Philadelphia.  Photo from Archdiocese of Phila.)

Phila. Archdiocese Hoping Cemeteries, Nursing Homes Will Help Its Sagging Finances

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is taking more steps to remedy its financial straits, putting its six nursing homes up for sale and pursuing management outsourcing for its 11 cemeteries.


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Report: Philadelphia Archdiocese Had $39-Million Deficit In 2012

The leader of Philadelphia’s Catholics warned that a new financial report on the archdiocese wouldn’t be pretty. It’s not.


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Phila. Archdiocese Says It Was Powerless To Stop Sale of Latino Church ‘La Milagrosa’

A Latino Catholic church in Philadelphia has closed, but parishoners will still have a place to worship.


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St. Donato’s Parish, in Overbrook, To Be Merged

St. Donato’s weekly mass attendance was down to less than 200.


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More Than 80 Philadelphia Archdiocese Elementary Schools Closed For A Day This Week

More than 80 Archdiocese elementary schools affected by the consolidation plan will each close for one day this week, county-by-county, starting today.