Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Appeals To Community To Get Behind One Of The Largest Fundraising Campaigns Of The Year
A packet in the mail and homilies preached during Masses the second weekend of February will appeal to families in the archdiocese to get behind the largest fundraising effort of the year.
Road crews had the highways and suburban streets in good shape by early Saturday morning, but for many, the task of getting the snow that fell in the western suburbs off the sidewalks and driveways was a greater challenge.
It 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.
A 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.
For the 24th consecutive year, fireworks will herald the arrival of the new year along the Delaware waterfront. A 6pm show will also be offered again this year.
Finally, the official word of the Pope’s visit came from the Vatican on November 17 and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput was there.
“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.”
A former Delaware County police officer is charged with the murder of a woman authorities say he had been stalking, attempted murder of her husband, and the wounding of her daughter during a shooting inside her Glenolden home.
Organizers of the World Meeting of Families are actively working with local tourism groups to come up with a “nightlife” for the thousands who will be visiting Philadelphia.
The Commodore Barry Bridge is in line for a major makeover beginning next year if the Delaware River Port Authority approves a contract this week that would begin the five-year project.
The next phase of the PATCO rail reconstruction project is now underway and should not cause as many delays for riders.
Nathan Raab, operator of the Philadelphia-based Raab Collection, says the letter is dated Jan. 5, 1849.
Septa Transit Police chief Thomas Nestel says the six cameras that were deployed back in July have been netting good results.
The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is fast coming to an end and lots of people are taking to the skies or the rails for the trip home today.
Archbishop 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.