Philadelphia Archdiocese

(A sign hangs of the doors of Saint Laurentius Church, in Northeast Philadelphia, that reads: "Save Our Church."  File photo by KYW's Molly Daly)

19th Century Church In Northeast Philadelphia To Be Demolished

The Catholic archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced plans to demolish a northeast Philadelphia church that dates back to the late 19th century despite efforts of residents and former parishioners to save the structure.


The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

New Class Of Deacons Ordained In Philadelphia Archdiocese

Seven deacons were ordained at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Center City Saturday.


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Mayor Nutter Declares Snow Emergency For City of Philadelphia

As a result of the intense snow storm, all Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Philadelphia School District schools will be closed Wednesday.


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Former Voice For Philadelphia Archdiocese To Serve As Executive Director For World Meeting Of Families

Donna Farrell, who left the archdiocese communications office last year after 13 years there, is coming back to take the post of executive director for the World Meeting of Families scheduled for September 2015.


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Family Files Suit In Clergy Sex Abuse Case

The family of a Willow Grove man, who died of an accidental drug overdose a month ago after cooperating with authorities in a clergy sex abuse case, has filed a lawsuit against the Philadelphia Archdiocese and the man’s alleged abuser.


21 area young Catholics leave for World Youth Day (Credit Mike DeNardo)

Young Catholics Embark On Pilgrimage To Rio de Janeiro

21 young people from the Philadelphia Archdiocese are on their way to Rio de Janeiro, to join with millions of Catholics for World Youth Day.


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Philadelphia Archdiocese Launches New Website Geared Towards Young Adults

Elizabeth Riordan, who is supervising the website for the Archdiocese, says one of the primary goals was to create a social and spiritual networking opportunity for users.


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3 Philadelphia Priests Declared Unfit For Service

Three priests in the Philadelphia Archdiocese implicated in sexual abuse scandals have been declared unsuitable for public ministry.


(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput and Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter greet each other at the Archdiocese headquarters.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Cost, Logistics Two Big Questions Surrounding 2015 World Families Conference

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput acknowledges it cost officials in the Italian city of Milan more than $10 million to host the most recent Vatican Families Conference in June 2012.


Pope Benedict (L) & Rocco Palmo (R). (credit: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images/ Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio)

Local Catholic Journalist Reacts To Pope’s Resignation

Philadelphia-based Catholic journalist Rocco Palmo writes about the Vatican and church politics and says Pope Benedict’s resignation was a stunning and historic announcement.


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No Verdict In Philadelphia Church-Abuse Trial

Jurors in a church-abuse case in Philadelphia have gone home Monday without a verdict, but first asked about a missing trial witness.


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Two More Set For Trial In Philly Clergy-Abuse Case

A Roman Catholic priest and a former Catholic school teacher are going on trial on charges they raped a former altar boy.



Mergers Eliminate Three More Parishes In Philadelphia Archdiocese

Three West Philadelphia churches face an uncertain future after the announcement at mass Sunday morning that they’ll be merged into three larger parishes.


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Philadelphia Archdiocese Names New Members Of Review Board

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has appointed a former prosecutor as the new chair of its 12-member board that investigates allegations of sexual abuse and other complaints involving priests.


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Catholic Church Suspends Philadelphia Priest

A Roman Catholic priest in Philadelphia who was previously cleared of inappropriate conduct has been suspended due to new allegations of sexual abuse, church officials said Monday.