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(Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorneys, in file photo.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Hears Monsignor Lynn’s Endangerment Case

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.

09/17/2013

Pope Francis waves as he boards the plane for his departure after concluding a week-long trip to Brazil, at the air base in Rio de Janeiro on July 28, 2013. The head of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics hammered home his plea for young believers attending World Youth Day (WYD) to 'go and make disciples of all nations' as he concluded his trip to Brazil aimed at reigniting Roman Catholic passion. (Credit: EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

Papal Expert: Visit To Brazil Reinforces Pope’s Message Of Serving Poor, Marginalized

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.

07/29/2013

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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

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

Could The Next Pope Come From The United States?

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.

02/16/2013

Pope Benedict (L) & Rocco Palmo (R). (credit: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images/ Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio)

Local Catholic Journalist Reacts To Pope’s Resignation

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.

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

(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

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Religious Group In Malaga, New Jersey Calls For Reopening Of Catholic Church

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.

06/11/2011

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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Confession App

The ‘confession’ app is sanctioned by the Catholic Church.

04/01/2011

(Father Jim St. George, in file photo)

Chestnut Hill College, Gay Priest Reach Secret Settlement Over Firing

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.

03/21/2011

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Ex-Top Catholic Official In Philly Placed On Leave

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.

02/20/2011