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A Pennsylvania appeals court appears intrigued by arguments that a Roman Catholic church official was wrongly convicted for his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints.
Philadelphia-based papal expert Rocco Palmo says Pope Francis did World Youth Day his way, spreading a message of outreach to those who believe they’ve been left behind.
Sister Maureen Paul Turlish is active in the Philadelphia chapter of Voices of the Faithful, a national organization which represents nuns in the US.
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.
Cardinal Justin Rigali, who stepped down as Philadelphia archbishop after a landmark indictment of priests in relation to child molestation, is one of the 11 U.S. cardinals expected to vote in the conclave.
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.
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.
A new Roman Catholic diocese created for disgruntled Episcopalians may get at least a few converts from the Philadelphia area.
St. Mary’s of Malaga has been closed since November, when the Diocese of Camden announced its merger with two nearby parishes because of rising debt and declining attendance, one of 33 parish mergers in the Diocese.
The late Pope John Paul II will be beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI during ceremonies Sunday morning at the Vatican.
The ‘confession’ app is sanctioned by the Catholic Church.
Chestnut Hill College and the former adjunct professor with whom it severed ties have reached an amicable resolution to end the controversy over the openly gay priest.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Sunday that parishioners at Saint Joseph parish in Downingtown were informed in weekend Masses that Monsignor William Lynn was placed on administrative leave Friday.