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.
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.
A former financial executive of the Philadelphia archdiocese will be sentenced next month in the theft of more than $900,000 from the church.
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.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese has laid off 45 employees in an effort to close a $17-million dollar budget deficit.
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.
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.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese has announced it will close seven parishes in northwest Philadelphia and Coatesville.
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.
The superintendent of Catholic schools in the Philadelphia area will step down at the end of the academic year.
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.
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.
Four Catholic High Schools that were targeted for closure by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will remain open.
In the Roman Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of a 40-day period in which church members are asked to engage in prayer, fasting and doing good works in preparation for Easter, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
With so much attention on the Catholic Church now following the death of Cardinal Bevilacqua, some folks are hoping to force the church to be more forthcoming.