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(Bishop Joseph McFadden, in file photo.)

2013 IN REVIEW: Joseph McFadden, Bishop of Harrisburg, Dies

Bishop Joseph McFadden, a West Philadelphia native who had been serving as the shepherd of the Harrisburg diocese since August 2010, died after being rushed to a local hospital.

12/25/2013

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Church To Honor Local Cardinal Who Served Two Popes In The Vatican

Saint Charles Seminary in Lower Merion is recognizing the contributions of a beloved cleric from Philadelphia who served two Popes in the Vatican.

10/13/2013

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Philadelphia-Area Nun Says New Pope Isn’t As Reform-Minded As She’d Hoped

Sister Maureen Paul Turlish is active in the Philadelphia chapter of Voices of the Faithful, a national organization which represents nuns in the US.

04/16/2013

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Black Smoke Emerges, No New Pope After First Ballot

The 115 voting cardinals will need at least one more day to decide the new leader of the Catholic Church. The conclave cast its first ballot for a pope Tuesday night and the smoke was black.

03/12/2013

(The loggia balcony of the Vatican, adorned in maroon drapery, awaits the appearance of the next pope.  Credit: KYW's Bill Roswell)

Social Media Notwithstanding, Papal Announcement Will Follow Tradition

The cardinals of the Catholic Church will enter the conclave on Tuesday, following a morning mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.

03/11/2013

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As Many Flock To Rome, Philadelphia International Is Quite The Hub

A group of Latin language students from McCallum High School in Austin, Texas, flew into Philadelphia Saturday to make a connecting flight to Rome with their teacher and chaperones.

03/10/2013

Charles Chaput tells KYW's Mark Abrams his first order of business will be to rebuild the church's reputation after a damaging abuse scandal (credit: KYW's Bill Roswell)

Philadelphia Archbishop Says Church Needs Good Manager, Pastor In New Pope

Philadelphia’s Archbishop will not be attending the conclave in Rome, because he hasn’t been elevated to the post of cardinal just yet.

03/08/2013

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Theologian: Next Pope Needs To Do More Listening Than Speaking

Father Frank Berna, director of graduate theology and ministry at LaSalle University, says the new pope has to take the pulse of the people, not just those who are loyal to the church, but those who have fallen away.

03/05/2013

Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement

Ahead Of Conclave, Cardinals Consider Modern Challenges Facing Next Pope

Vatican watchers and even some of the cardinals themselves say the two biggest issues facing the new pope are abuse and administration.

03/05/2013

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Pope Benedict XVI Says Goodbye To The Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI left Vatican City for the last time Thursday and became the became the first pope in about 600 years to retire.

02/28/2013

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Cardinal Justin Rigali Meets With Benedict XVI On His Final Day As Pope

“He was first of all a great teacher. He was a great preacher of the word of God. He was a great pastor of the people,” Rigali said.

02/28/2013

(The final tweet of Pope Benedict XVI?)

Pontiff’s Final Tweet? Vatican Watchers Attempt To Divine The Twitterverse

Pope Benedict XVI has sent what could possibly be the last tweet of his papacy.

02/27/2013

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

Archbishop Chaput Says Philadelphia Already Marshaling For 2015 Families Conference

It’s an event that is projected to draw tens of thousands of Catholics from around the world for the six-day event.

02/25/2013

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to

Local Catholics Say They Want To See Change With A New Pope

Some worshipers are confident the new Pope will have a large role in reversing the trend of the declining number of American Catholics and shrinking enrollment at Catholic schools.

02/17/2013

Stigall Show Log 2.12.13

Chris previews President Obama’s State of the Union Address, Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Philadelphia to discuss gun violence, and analyzes the state of healthcare costs. He talks to Maureen Ferguson from the Catholic Association about Pope Benedict’s decision to step down.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/12/2013

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