Philadelphia Archdiocese

(Villa St. Joseph, in Ventnor, NJ.  Photo provided)

Newtown Square Family Purchases Philadelphia Archdiocese Villa

Steve and Ilene Berger won the auction Saturday after a total of five bids were placed.


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St. Joseph’s University Poised To Purchase Archbishop’s Residence

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s financial troubles have forced the auction and sale of some of its prime properties.


Monsignor William Lynn

Monsignor Seeks Probation In Landmark Philadelphia Archdiocese Priest Abuse Case

The first U.S. church official convicted of endangering children in the priest-abuse scandal asked Thursday for probation instead of prison, saying he had already experienced months of scrutiny, vilification and shame.


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2007 Fondling Complaint Against Catholic Bishop Reopened

Authorities have re-opened a 2007 fondling complaint against a priest who taught at a suburban Philadelphia high school and is now the Roman Catholic bishop of West Virginia.


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Philadelphia Archdiocese’s Ex-CFO Pleads In $900K Theft

A former financial executive of the Philadelphia archdiocese will be sentenced next month in the theft of more than $900,000 from the church.


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Philadelphia Archdiocese To Sell Large Jersey Shore Beach House

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is selling a 19-room beachfront property used by retired priests as it faces a $17 million budget deficit and millions in legal bills associated with a child sex abuse case.


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Philadelphia Archdiocese Cuts 45 Jobs, Cites $17M Deficit

The Philadelphia Archdiocese has laid off 45 employees in an effort to close a $17-million dollar budget deficit.


(Msgr. William Lynn leaves the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia in March 2012.  Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Defense In Church Sex Abuse Trial Downplays Defendant’s Power

After two months of evidence the prosecution alleges shows defendant Monsignor William Lynn was at the heart of a cover-up of clergy abuse, the defense has opened and downplayed any power he had in the Archdiocese.


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Philadelphia Archbishop Chaput To Announce Abuse Findings

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has many constituents to consider as he decides the fate of about two dozen priests suspended over child sex-abuse allegations.



Philadelphia Archdiocese To Merge 12 Parishes Into 5

The Philadelphia Archdiocese has announced it will close seven parishes in northwest Philadelphia and Coatesville.


Monsignor William Lynn

Expert On Church Law Testifies In Priest Sex Abuse Case

When asked about evidence the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua ordered shredded a list of admitted and suspected predator priests, Father Doyle exploded, saying that is like obstructing justice, cubed.


(Mary Rochford, superintendent of schools, and Richard McCarron, secretary of the Office of Catholic Education, meet with reporters at the Archdiocese headquarters.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Head Of Philadelphia-Area Catholic Schools To Step Down

The superintendent of Catholic schools in the Philadelphia area will step down at the end of the academic year.


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Coroner: Cardinal Bevilacqua Died Of Natural Causes

The Montgomery County coroner has the final say on the death of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua and says there was no foul play. His eminence died of natural causes in late January at the age of 88.



Reverend Arrested, Charged With Patronizing A Prostitute In Philadelphia

A reverend within the Philadelphia Archdiocese has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested and charged with patronizing a prostitute, church officials said Friday.


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Four Catholic High Schools Saved From Closure

Four Catholic High Schools that were targeted for closure by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will remain open.