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Papal Visit Marks Exciting Time For Many Local Parishes

News that Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia next year is sparking excitement within Catholic parishes across the city.

11/18/2014

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Set To Hear Case Of Monsignor Lynn

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in Harrisburg from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office as it seeks the re-instatement of the child-endangerment conviction of Monsignor William Lynn.

11/17/2014

A copy of the Archbishop Charles Chaput's pastoral letter. (credit: Archdiocese of Philadelphia)

Archbishop Chaput Pens Pastoral Letter To Teachers, Administrators In Archdiocese Of Philadelphia

Catholic school educators in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia gathered inside the Convention Center Friday for the first “Archbishop’s Day for Teachers and Administrators.”

10/31/2014

At the center of the reliquary is a glass ampoule that contains the Saint John Paul II’s blood in its liquid form.  It was a gift presented to the Knights of Columbus by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz longtime personal secretary of Saint John Paul II and current Archbishop of Krakow. (credit: Saint John Paul II National Shrine)

Vial Of Blood From Recently Canonized Saint Pope John Paul II On Display In Philadelphia

Father Dennis Gill, the director of the Office for Divine Worship in the archdiocese, says the relic will be on display the entire weekend inside the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Parkway.

07/19/2014

(On the rooftop terrace of the Independence Visitors Center, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, at lectern, takes part in announcement of the theme of the 2015 World Families conference. Standing with him, L-R, are Pa. Gov.  Tom Corbett; Rev. William Donovan, archdiocese Vatican rep; Mayor Michael Nutter; and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

With Philadelphia Announcement of 2015 Event, Hint of a Papal Visit

Archbishop Vincente Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, is on a factfinding mission to identify sites for the events, including possible venues that could handle a papal visit.

05/13/2014

Pope John Paul II waves to well wishers 28 April 1989. (credit: DERRICK CEYRAC/AFP/Getty Images)

One Of Two Popes To Be Canonized Sunday Was Frequent Visitor To Philadelphia

Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyla, became good friends with Philadelphia’s former Archbishop John Krol. Both were made cardinals at the same time in 1967.

04/25/2014

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Pilgrims From Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Head To Rome For Canonization Of Two Former Popes

50 people are part of a special pilgrimage traveling to the Vatican to take part in the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII next Sunday.

04/21/2014

(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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