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Controversy Over Crosses on Proposed Villanova Bridge

Radnor Township last night approved a controversial pedestrian bridge planned for Villanova’s campus. At first, it seems like there’s no reason for the bridge to […]

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Did You Know: If You’re Catholic, You Can Get an Indulgence During Pope’s Visit

Follow Philadelphia magazine’s live coverage of Pope Francis’s historic visit all weekend long. This weekend is your chance to obtain a get-out-of-purgatory free card. Okay, […]

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Church: Watching the Papal Mass on TV Doesn’t Count as Sunday Obligation

Catholics are obligated to attend mass every Sunday. Indeed, it is a grave sin to skip the once-weekly mass — a mortal sin, one requiring […]

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Chris Matthews on Growing Up Catholic in Philadelphia

I REMEMBER WHEN “THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH” came to Hunting Park. It really happened. I Googled it. In 1950, the Barnum & Bailey Circus […]

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Here Is The Loyalty Pledge Philly Catholic Schools Are Making Parents Sign

“Attending a Catholic school is a privilege, not a right.” So begins a list of six statements the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is requiring the parents […]

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Pope Francis Makes It Easier to Annul Catholic Marriages

Pope Francis today announced plans to reform the way Catholics can end their marriages, a sweeping change that streamlines the annulment process and makes it […]

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How Pope Francis Made It Safe for Me to Come Crawling Back to Church

It was in second grade that I first suspected I didn’t belong at St. Cecilia’s. I was only 7, but when I looked into Sister […]

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VIDEO: Pope John Paul II Arrives in Philadelphia, 1979

NBC 10 recently posted a video of Pope John Paul II arriving in Philadelphia in 1979. And what better time to share it than today, […]

City

Source of Funds for Mayor’s Trip to Rome a Mystery

The Inquirer‘s Claudia Vargas gives the Philadelphia taxpayer a reason to feel good today: The mayor’s trip to Rome wasn’t paid for by the city! […]

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Mayor Nutter Pitches Philly Papal Visit to Pontifical Council

Mayor Michael Nutter is in Rome with a delegation — including Governor Tom Corbett and his wife, Susan — stumping for a papal visit to Philadelphia […]

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Philadelphia Archdiocese Plans First “Mass Mob” Location

Church attendance has been dwindling for decades. The Catholic Church hasn’t been able to reverse the trend, but that hasn’t stopped it from trying. My […]