Mark Abrams

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput chats with reporters about the planned visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Says He Knew of Pope Francis’ Planned Visit Early On

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.

11/24/2014

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Valley Forge Casino Admits To Management Lapses That Brought Huge Fines

Valley Forge Casino operators say they’ve made sweeping management changes in response to near record fines for state gaming law violations.

11/23/2014

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Set To Hear Case Of Monsignor Lynn

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in Harrisburg from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office as it seeks the re-instatement of the child-endangerment conviction of Monsignor William Lynn.

11/17/2014

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Online Registration Officially Opens For World Meeting Of Families In Philadelphia

Significant progress has been made in finalizing some of the plans for the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families planned for Philadelphia in September 2015.

11/11/2014

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Speakers’ List Unveiled For 2015 Catholic Confab in Philadelphia — With One Still Pending

The 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?

11/10/2014

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Same-Sex Marriage Could Dominate Bishops’ Debate

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput suggests the subject of same-sex marriage could dominate the debate at this week’s conference in Baltimore.

11/10/2014

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President Obama Visits Philadelphia To Campaign For Tom Wolf

President Obama comes to town this afternoon to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf with just two days until election day. Doors open at 4 p.m. for the rally in North Philadelphia.

11/02/2014

Ana Flores (left) of the Mexican Cultural Center of Philadelphia and Erika Carillo, of the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, place items at an altar being erected at the Penn Museum for this Saturday's Day of the Dead observance. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Penn Museum Hosts Mexican Observance Of Day Of The Dead Holiday

The Penn Museum in University City will once again host the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration this weekend.

10/30/2014

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Two Years Later, Wait To Return Home Continues For Some Hurricane Sandy Victims In South Jersey

It has now been two years since Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey, causing a path of destruction from which many are still recovering. For hundreds of residents of Atlantic County, the wait to go home continues.

10/29/2014

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SEPTA Commuters Keeping Fingers Crossed After Strike Authorization Vote

SEPTA Riders are a little nervous after hearing the news about the potential for a strike.

10/27/2014

(File photo:  a front-end loader fills a Penndot plow truck with salt.  Credit: CBS3)

PennDOT Gears Up For Winter

PennDOT’s Gene Blaum says the 36 salt sheds around the region are receiving deliveries with the aim of filling them up by the time the first snowfall hits the area.

10/20/2014

(Pa. Supreme Court justice Seamus Caffery, in file photo, provided)

Pa. Supreme Court Justice McCaffery Says He’s Being Railroaded by Chief Justice

Justice Seamus McCaffery, caught in a porn e-mail scandal, is accusing the court’s chief justice, Ron Castille, of trying to use the scandal to take him down.

10/16/2014

(Pope Francis arrives for his speech last week to cardinals and bishops gathering at the Synod on the Families, at the Vatican.  Photo by Andreas Solaro/ AFP/ Getty Images)

St. Joe’s Theology Expert Says, Don’t Read Too Much Into Bishops’ Statement

A Philadelphia-based theology professor says the bishops, , despite their statement about welcoming gays, aren’t proposing any change in Catholic doctrine on homosexuality at this time.

10/14/2014

(Posthumous portrait of Christopher Columbus by Sebastiano del Piombo)

La Salle Professor Says Columbus Almost Died Years Before His New World Trip

“He ends up being wounded and he has to swim six miles to get to the coast of Portugal,” says Brother Edward Sheehy.

10/13/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie praises the courage of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to take on the tough issues during his first term. Christie spoke Thursday at a Corbett campaign rally at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Gov. Christie Campaigns With Gov. Corbett In Wayne

With less than a month to the election, the GOP faithful rallied behind Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett late Thursday afternoon at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne.

10/09/2014

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