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On Pope Visit Costs, Mayor Nutter Insults Our Intelligence One Last Time

So this is how Mayor Nutter is going out: By insulting Philadelphia’s intelligence. We were going to have a sour taste in our mouths anyway […]

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These North Philly Kids Did the Tango for the Pope

Just after taking the stage at the Festival of Families, Jafar Thomas couldn’t lose his smile. “I knew I had to give a good performance […]

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After the Pope: So What Now, Philadelphia?

After the Mass ended on Sunday and the pope and the dignitaries filed out, I stayed behind to watch the stage being dismantled. There was […]

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5 Takeaways From the Parkway Mass

Pope Francis just finished celebrating Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Five takeways from the event: The pope struck an ecumenical note, saying he wants […]

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Pope Week: Sunday!

The city has apparently split into two factions, so we’ll write opening sentences for each group: • Welcome to Philadelphia, where we’re thrilled to be […]

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What’s it Like Being Homeless in Popeadelphia?

I was walking down Broad Street on my way to the National Shrine of St. Rita when two men and a woman stopped me and […]

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Photos: Pope Francis’s Basilica Mass

Follow our live blog of the pope’s visit throughout the weekend. After arriving in Philadelphia Saturday morning, Pope Francis proceeded to the Basilica of Saints […]

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Will Pope Francis Meet With Sex Abuse Survivors?

A Vatican spokesman was coy Saturday afternoon when asked if Pope Francis will meet with survivors of clergy sex abuse while in Philadelphia. The Rev. […]

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Pope Week: He Arrives!

Follow Philadelphia magazine’s live coverage of Pope Francis’s historic visit all weekend long. Good morning. After months of preparation, Pope Francis is finally arriving in […]

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#Popereads: The Pontiff Goes to the U.N.

Follow Philadelphia magazine’s live coverage of Pope Francis’s historic visit all weekend long.   Each day during his trip, we’ll bring you some of our […]

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Will Mark Wahlberg Show Up for the Pope Film Fest Screening of Invincible?

Local chatterboxes are buzzing that Mark Wahlberg will appear on the red carpet tonight prior to the screening of his 2006 film Invincible during the World Meeting […]

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Pope Week: Friday

Good morning. Today, Pope Francis is in New York, starting the day with an address to the United Nations and concluding with a mass at […]

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Pope Week: Thursday

Good morning. It’s Thursday of Pope Week. Today, Pope Francis gives a much-anticipated address to Congress, then flies to New York for his Friday activities. The […]

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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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Pope Week: Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday of Pope Week: If you see something, say something. Today, Pope Francis meets with President Obama at the White House, and concludes […]