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(The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle, headquarters of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  File photo by Jim Melwert)

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Limits Tuition Assistance To Children Of Clergy Abuse Victims

At the end of this school year, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it will no longer accept new applicants to its tuition assistance program for children of clergy sex-abuse victims.

03/11/2014

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Local Organization To Help Residents 50 And Older Put Food On The Table

A local organization has received a grant to help needy area residents put food on the table.

02/22/2014

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2013 IN REVIEW: Millions Impacted By Cuts In Federal Food Stamp Program

November marked the first time in the 80-year history of the food stamp program that benefits were cut across the board to all 47-million recipients at once. The New Year may hold even more cuts.

12/29/2013

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Senator Casey Pushes Legislation To Maintain Additional SNAP Benefits

The federal stimulus package that increased funding for food stamps since the financial collapse in 2009, expired Friday. But Pennsylvania U-S Senator Bob Casey is pushing to extend the increased funding levels for another year.

11/02/2013

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Area Families, Food Banks Dealing With Cuts In Federal Hunger Benefits

The federal “SNAP” program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is getting less money because a temporary increase in funding, part of the 2009 stimulus plan, is expiring.

11/01/2013

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Cuts In Federal Food Assistance Start Friday; More Cuts On The Horizon

Jay, his wife, and their baby receive $180 per month in “SNAP” benefits, but that is about to drop to $150 per month.

10/28/2013

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Some Still Feel Left In The Dark After Archbishop Chaput’s Announcement

There was criticism from those gathered outside the building where Archbishop Chaput made the announcement regarding the priest administrative leave cases.

05/05/2012

(Charles Chaput tells KYW’s Mark Abrams his first order of business will be to rebuild the church’s reputation after a damaging abuse scandal.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Chaput To Announce Fate Of 27 Priests Allegedly Linked To Sex Abuse Scandal

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput is set to appear at a news conference this afternoon to disclose the fate of some of the 27 priests suspended by his predecessor because of allegations of sexual abuse or other misconduct.

05/04/2012

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Bevilacqua Leaves Complicated Legacy, Funeral Plans Announced

“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.”

02/01/2012

(The new health clinic, in background, in a ShopRite supermarket in Cheltenham.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Supermarket in Cheltenham Opens An In-Store Health Clinic

Jeff Brown, president and CEO of a chain of 10 ShopRite stores in our region, says the clinic will provide convenient and affordable care for both basic and preventative health care needs of customers.

12/14/2011

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Not A Holiday For Everyone

While many of us are giving thanks for an abundance of food and opportunity, we must remember those less fortunate. Informed citizens must encourage legislators to deal with poverty issues.

11/23/2011

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Pennsylvania Offering Food Assistance For Flood Victims

Pennsylvania is offering Disaster SNAP cards for those affected by the flooding. It would be enough for a one month food supply.

09/22/2011

(Karen Polesir, left, Philadelphia SNAP co-director, and Joy Wuenschel, SNAP spokeswoman.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

For Philadelphia’s New Archbishop, A Reminder Of Ongoing Priest Abuse Probe

While Philadelphia-area Catholics got their first glimpse of the new archbishop today inside the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, protesters outside brought a reminder of the ongoing investigation of child sex abuse by priests.

07/19/2011

Vatican Releases New Guidelines For Preventing Sex Abuse Of Minors

Accusations of abuse have popped up in places as far apart as Los Angeles and Ireland. Now the Vatican is demanding Diocesan bishops make preventing clergy sexual abuse a top priority.

05/16/2011

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SNAP Members Not Enthused About Pope’s Beatification

As the late Pope is honored in front of thousands in Rome, a group of protesters from the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests gathered in front of the Basillica of Saints Peter and Paul to remind the world about what they call the Vatican’s silence.

05/01/2011

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