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Lent Begins Today For Christians

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.



Protesters Pray For The Future Of The Philadelphia Catholic Church

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.


Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua Dead At 88

The Philadelphia Archdiocese confirms that Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua passed away Tuesday night at the age of 88.



Exclusive: Philadelphia’s New Archbishop Speaks Candidly About His Goals

This week the Philadelphia archdiocese will stand at a crossroads of leadership. Charles Chaput is to be installed as the new Archbishop of Philadelphia replacing Cardinal Justin Rigali.


(FILE PHOTO: Archbishop Charles Chaput)

Exclusive: Archbishop Chaput Faces ‘Historic’ Crisis At Philadelphia Catholic Church

Philadelphia’s Catholic Church stands at a crossroads. Next Thursday, Archbishop Charles Chaput will be installed as the next leader of the region’s 1.4 million Roman Catholics, replacing Cardinal Justin Rigali.


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Philadelphia Schools Closing Early Because Of Heat

It’s not even summer yet, and we’re already facing our second heat wave of the year. It’s causing some headaches for some school districts.


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Amid Negotiations, Catholic High School Teachers Authorize Strike

Catholic school teachers have authorized a strike if they don’t reach a new contract with the archdiocese by the end of the summer, when the current contract expires.


(Cardinal Justin Rigali conducts an Ash Wednesday mass in 2011.  Image from Archdiocese of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Archdiocese’s Sex-Abuse Chair Blasts Cardinal

The head of the Philadelphia archdiocese’s panel on priest sex-abuse is blasting the cardinal’s response to the pedophilia crisis, and pulling back the curtain on the panel’s long-secret operations.


Cardinali Rigali celebrates Mass on Holy Thursday in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic Community Marks Holy Thursday Amid Backdrop of Sexual Abuse Scandal

The Catholic Church in Philadelphia began marking the holiest week on the Christian calendar on Thursday, under the cloud of the priest sexual abuse scandal.



Third Grand Jury Report Examined In Philadelphia Archdiocese Sex Abuse Case

In the wake of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, new attention is now being paid to a little known report produced by a third grand jury. Previously, most focus in the case has been on reports produced by two other grand juries.


Stigall Show Log 3.10.11

Chris compares the media coverage of the Catholic church to how radical muslims are portrayed. Republicans pass their bill stripping collective bargaining rights from public unions and Chris gets an update on the NFL labor dispute with Ray Didinger.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/10/2011

(Father Robert Hoetson was among a handful of protesters outside the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul on Ash Wednesday as Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, celebrated mass inside.  Photo by KYW's Hadas Kuznits)

Priests Suspended By Philadelphia Archdiocese Identified

As Roman Catholics marked Ash Wednesday, 21 priests suspended by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia a day earlier for alleged sexual abuse claims were identified.


Stigall Show Log 3.9.11

On today’s Show Chris broke down Gov. Corbett’s budget address, and spoke with CBS3’s Walt Hunter on the sex abuse scandal in Philadelphia

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/09/2011

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Philadelphia Archdiocese Suspends 21 Priests In Renewed Probe Of Sex Abuse Claims

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Tuesday the suspension from ministry of 21 priests cited by a Philadelphia Grand Jury report last month as ducking what the panel believed were credible accusations of abuse.


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Non-Profit Group Shows Support For Children Abused By Priests In Philadelphia

Members of a support group for clergy molestation victims, called ‘SNAP,’ protested outside the Philadelphia Archdiocese headquarters Friday, urging Archbishop Cardinal Rigali to ‘immediately suspend dozens of accused clerics.’