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Inside Roman Catholic High School’s Expansion and Ambitious Future

The country’s first free Diocesan Catholic high school is expanding its footprint in Center City, ceremonially breaking ground on a new visual and performing arts […]

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The Archdiocese Now Streams Masses on Facebook Live

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 […]

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Philadelphia Monsignor Charged With Stealing More Than $500K

It’s not every day that a person charged with a federal crime picks up the phone, so Wednesday was a bit unusual in that regard. […]


Philly Catholics Can Eat Meat on St. Patrick’s Day Friday

We are now in the season of Lent, one of the most solemn seasons on the liturgical calendar. The annual time of atonement is well […]

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Archdiocese to Close Two City, Two Suburban Churches

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will close four local churches, including two in the city, the institution announced yesterday.

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Close Three Local Churches

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia will soon close three local churches, according to a Sunday announcement.

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Every Time the Pope Moves the Church Forward, Chaput Drags It Backward

Last week, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput released “Pastoral Guidelines for Implementing Amoris Laetitia,” regarding Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation issued in April. That profound and complex 263-page document affirmed “a renewed […]

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Chaput: Unwed and Gay Couples Shouldn’t Receive Communion

Archbishop Charles Chaput released a set of rules Friday that prohibit unmarried couples who live together and gay couples from receiving communion. The restrictions also ask that divorced […]

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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 […]


Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament To Sell Motherhouse

The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament announced this morning (May 2) that the religious order will sell its motherhouse in Bensalem, a 44-acre property the […]

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Philly Schools Are Closed Again Tomorrow

All Philadelphia public schools are closed again tomorrow due to this weekend’s snowstorm. Due to inclement weather, all @PhillyEducation schools are closed on Tue., Jan. […]

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Will I Go to Hell If I Don’t Go To Mass During the Blizzard?

With the probable Blizzard of 2016 about to bear down upon us, you probably have a lot of important questions. Did I buy enough bread? […]

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8 Takeaways From Pope Francis’s Moving Mass at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul

Pope Francis just finished saying Mass for a couple thousand people at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Center City. The event […]

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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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PHOTOS: World Meeting of Families Kicks Off at Convention Center

The World Meeting of Families got official kickoff treatment this afternoon at the Pennsylvania Convention Center with remarks from Mayor Nutter, Archdiocese of Philadelphia Charles J. Chaput and […]