The first pre-conclave meeting to elect a new pope is scheduled for Monday morning as the Cardinals gather in Rome.
Philadelphia-based Catholic journalist Rocco Palmo writes about the Vatican and church politics and says Pope Benedict’s resignation was a stunning and historic announcement.
Bishop Joseph Galante is stepping down due to health issues.
Pope Benedict XVI is planning to come to Philadelphia in 2015 for a world families conference.
Following a private viewing at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Archbishop Charles Chaput will receive Bevilacqua’s body at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul at 5:30.
“I don’t know if we’re going to have objective answers to what his legacy is. That’s something for historians. It’s not something we can determine in the heat of the moment with trials yet to begin.”
Chris analyzes the results of last night’s Florida Primary, discusses the death of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua and talks to Nathan Kleinman, an Occupy Protester attempting to challenge Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz in the Demcratic Primary.
The funeral for Delaware County native Cardinal John Patrick Foley, who died Sunday, is expected to draw high-profile clerics from across the globe to Philadelphia.
A leading Catholic journalist based in Philadelphia is leading a forum this week at the Vatican — on the topic of social media.
The Catholic church is steeped in religious traditions which date back centuries. But the message of the church is getting a modern boost with social media.