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The Nuns of Philadelphia

A metal grille separates me from Sister Mary Caritas as we speak. Her words float through the gold-painted lattice, her voice small and strained, her […]

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Chaput Criticizes Clinton Campaign for “Anti-Catholic” Emails

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has criticized Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her campaign for what he called “anti-Catholic” emails released in a yet another WikiLeaks hack.

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Ex-Church Official Gets New Trial Date Two Days After Prison Release

A Philadelphia judge has assigned former church official Monsignor William Lynn a new trial date, just two days after he was released from prison. Lynn is […]

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Catholic League Head: Mayor Kenney Is “Un-American”

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is a group dedicated to “defending the right of the Church to promote its teachings with as […]

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Want to Save a Historic Black Church in Philadelphia? You Have Until June 6th

In 1986, Cardinal John Krol suppressed it. In 2014, it was formally closed. And now, in 2016, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is petitioning to remove […]

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Cardinal O’Hara Student Rips School Over “Modesty” Assembly for Girls

Colette Scorzetti is a senior at Delaware County Catholic school Cardinal O’Hara, and she’s not afraid of speaking her mind. Back in June 2015, upon […]

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Billy Doe’s Lawyer Pushes Back on Newsweek Cover Story

Billy Doe’s lawyer is pushing back against a Newsweek cover story that questions his client’s veracity in several Philadelphia Catholic Church sex abuse cases. “I […]

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Newsweek Questions Credibility of “Star Witness” in Church Sex Abuse Scandal

A new Newsweek cover story claims that the “star witness” in the Philadelphia sex abuse scandal that sent Monsignor William Lynn, two priests and a […]

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D.A. Wants New Court Hearing on Lynn Case

District Attorney Seth Williams said Monday he will ask the Pennsylvania Superior Court to re-hear arguments in the case of Monsignor William Lynn, the highest-ranking […]

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Superior Court Orders New Trial for Monsignor William Lynn

Msgr. William Lynn, the highest-ranking Catholic Church official to be convicted of endangering the welfare of children by allowing sexual abuse by priests to continue unchecked, […]

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Chaput: More Big Families, Please

The huge Catholic family is something of a cliché — and these days something of a thing of the past: A reported 98 percent of […]

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Pope Says Those Responsible for Sex Abuse Will Be Held Accountable

Saying he had just come from meeting with childhood victims of sex abuse, Pope Francis this morning spoke out strongly against the abuse by the […]

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In Homily, Pope Francis Calls for Greater Role for Laity … and Women?

Follow Philadelphia magazine’s live coverage of Pope Francis’s historic visit all weekend long. Pope Francis began the Philadelphia portion of his U.S. visit today in […]

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Waldron Mercy Will Meet Over Gay Teacher’s Firing

The Catholic school that fired a gay teacher will hold a special September meeting with parents to discuss the act. Nell Stetser, principal of Waldron […]

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Petition Asks for Reinstatement of Fired Teacher

Margie Winters, the gay teacher fired earlier this summer from Waldron Mercy Academy, on Monday delivered a petition calling for her reinstatement to the Philadelphia […]