Archdiocese of Philadelphia Cuts 45 Jobs, Suspends Publications Amid Budget Shortfall

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced its plan to cut 45 staffers and stop the publication of Phaith Magazine and The Catholic Standard & Times in the midst of a $17 million deficit for the upcoming fiscal year. The Archdiocese released a statement detailing the changes and announcing that the legal fees associated with the ongoing trial of Monsignor William Lynn and Rev. James Brennan had little to do with decision. [6 ABC]