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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.


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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.



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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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Pa. Farmers Markets Get High Tech Upgrade To Accept Food Stamps

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is offering free technology to farmers markets to help low-income residents buy and eat healthful and locally-grown foods.



Third Grand Jury Report Examined In Philadelphia Archdiocese Sex Abuse Case

In the wake of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, new attention is now being paid to a little known report produced by a third grand jury. Previously, most focus in the case has been on reports produced by two other grand juries.


Ascension Of Our Lord In Northeast Philadelphia (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Survivors Network For Those Abused By Priests Heads To Ascension Of Our Lord In Northeast

A support group for individuals sexually abused by priests visited a Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood where a priest was removed from service due to possible sexual misconduct.



Protesters Continue To Lash Out Against Archdiocese Of Philadelphia

Protesters gathered outside the Cathedral Basilica Saints Peter and Paul to deliver another blow to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that has taken so many hits already.


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Priest Sex Abuse Protesters, Outside Philadelphia Cathedral, Demand More From Rigali

Church abuse protesters handed out flyers during Ash Wednesday mass in front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, one day after 21 priests were temporarily removed from ministry by the church.


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SNAP Says Outsiders Should Investigate Church Abuse Allegations

A group supporting clergy sex abuse victims says Cardinal Rigali should be hiring outsiders to investigate why priests accused of abuse are still on the job.


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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.


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Criminal Prosecutor Hired By Church Speaks Out About Sex Abuse Case

Cardinal Justin Rigali hired Gina Smith after a Philadelphia Grand Jury found the Church might be turning a blind eye to such cases, despite convincing evidence.