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Bishop Dennis Sullivan. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Incoming Camden Bishop Reflects On His Mission, Pope’s Resignation

A day before his installation as bishop of the Diocese of Camden, Bishop Dennis Sullivan reflected on his mission, as well as the stunning news about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

02/11/2013

Pope Benedict XVI Attends The 2012 World Meeting Of Families

Pope Benedict XVI To Resign Effective February 28th

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on Feb. 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on—the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.

02/11/2013

Pope Benedict XVI named New York Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Sullivan to succeed Bishop Joseph Galante as the leader of the Catholic Church in Camden. (Credit: Archdiocese of New York)

New York Bishop Dennis Sullivan To Succeed Camden Bishop Joseph Galante

Bishop Joseph Galante is stepping down due to health issues.

01/08/2013

(Pope Benedict XVI attends the 2012 World Meeting Of Families on June 2nd in Milan, Italy.   Credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/ Getty Images)

Pope’s Announced Visit To Philadelphia Puts Wheels, And Mission, In Motion

The announcement that Philadelphia will host the Catholic Church’s World Family Day in 2015 means a lot of preparations in the months and years ahead.

06/04/2012

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Pope Selects Philadelphia As 1st American City To Host International Conference

Pope Benedict XVI is planning to come to Philadelphia in 2015 for a world families conference.

06/03/2012

(The Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, in Philadelphia.)

Roman Catholic Church Offers New Parish For Disaffected Episcopalians

A new Roman Catholic diocese created for disgruntled Episcopalians may get at least a few converts from the Philadelphia area.

01/10/2012

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput.  File photo by Mark Abrams)

Pope Benedict Names New Cardinals, Chaput Not Among Them

Pope Benedict XVI named 22 new Cardinals Friday, including two from America. But, neither of them is Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput. Was it a snub?

01/06/2012

(Cardinal John Foley at the KYW Newsradio studios in 2009.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Cardinal Foley Remembered As ‘Great Communicator’

For many, Cardinal Foley was known as the voice of Christmas Midnight Mass at the Vatican, but in the world of broadcasting, his influence goes much further than that.

12/12/2011

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Cardinal John Patrick Foley, 76, Dies

Beloved Cardinal John Foley, who served two popes in the Vatican and provided the commentary for Christmas Midnight Mass at the Vatican for 25 years, passed away in his sleep at about 3 a.m. in Villa St. Joseph in Delaware County.

12/11/2011

Pope Benedict XVI. (Credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Group Departs For Pope’s World Youth Day In Europe

A group of pilgrims left Philadelphia Wednesday en route to Europe and events leading up to Pope Benedict XVI observance of World Youth Day.

08/11/2011

(Photo by Mark Abrams)

Chaput To Succeed Rigali As Archbishop Of Philadelphia

Denver’s archbishop, Rev. Charles Chaput, will succeed Cardinal Justin Rigali as the next leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

07/19/2011

Mark Abrams conducts an exclusive interview with Cardinal Justin Rigali. (Credit: Adam Fox, CBS 3)

Pope John Paul II To Be Beatified By Pope Benedict XVI

The late Pope John Paul II will be beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI during ceremonies Sunday morning at the Vatican.

04/30/2011

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Pope Softens Stance On Condoms

It’s a step in the right direction. That’s what some Philadelphia activists involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS are saying about Pope Benedict’s soon-to-be-published comments about condoms.

11/21/2010

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