The Archdiocese Now Streams Masses on Facebook Live

Cathedral Basillica of Saints Peter and Paul. Photo Beyond My Ken

Cathedral Basillica of Saints Peter and Paul. Photo Beyond My Ken

With church attendance on the decline, The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is reportedly using a new tool to grow its audience: Facebook Live.

Archdiocese spokesman Ken Gavin told NewsWorks that the institution began utilizing the technology about a month ago, when the institution streamed footage of Archbishop Charles Chaput visiting an interfaith prayer service that was held shortly after several Jewish cemeteries in the city were vandalized in late February. Read more »

Kenney: It’s “Not Christian” for Chaput to Deny Communion to Gay Couples

Archbishop Charles Chaput, Mayor Jim Kenney

Photo of Archbishop Charles Chaput by Jeff Fusco

The Archbishop of Philadelphia isn’t acting very Christian-like — according to Mayor Jim Kenney, at least.

This month, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput released a set of rules that prohibit sexually active gay and unmarried couples from receiving communion.

This afternoon, Kenney responded on Twitter: “Jesus gave us gift of Holy Communion because he so loved us. All of us. Chaput’s actions are not Christian.” Read more »

Reporter Ralph Cipriano Subpoenaed Over Catholic Sex Abuse Case


Ralph Cipriano hates the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, as he’s demonstrated through his two decades of reporting on and mudslinging at the local branch of the Catholic Church. But he also hates a miscarriage of justice, which is what he thinks of the convictions of three priests and one school teacher in the Philadelphia Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. And it’s his reporting on these convictions that has resulted in a subpoena landing on his desk. Read more »