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Pa. Lawmakers Sided With Pedophiles and Those Who Protect Them

Other than the predator who abused me, I’ve never met anyone who isn’t repulsed by child sexual abuse. I’ve also never met anyone who isn’t […]

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Chaput: There’s No Such Thing as an LGBTQ Catholic

Once again, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput is taking flak over his views on homosexuality. The National Catholic Register reports that during a Synod on Youth earlier this […]

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Here’s the Alarming Pa. Catholic Church Child Sex Abuse Report

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday released a highly anticipated grand jury investigation into child sexual abuse by Catholic priests in six state dioceses. The 884-page […]


AG Shapiro Asks Pope to Intervene in Abuse Report Court Battle

In an ongoing battle over a report alleging abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania, state attorney general Josh Shapiro is seeking divine […]


The Nuns of Philadelphia

A metal grille separates me from Sister Mary Caritas as we speak. Her words float through the gold-painted lattice, her voice small and strained, her […]


Chaput Criticizes Clinton Campaign for “Anti-Catholic” Emails

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has criticized Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her campaign for what he called “anti-Catholic” emails released in a yet another WikiLeaks hack.


Ex-Church Official Gets New Trial Date Two Days After Prison Release

A Philadelphia judge has assigned former church official Monsignor William Lynn a new trial date, just two days after he was released from prison. Lynn is […]

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Catholic League Head: Mayor Kenney Is “Un-American”

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is a group dedicated to “defending the right of the Church to promote its teachings with as […]


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 […]


Cardinal O’Hara Student Rips School Over “Modesty” Assembly for Girls

Colette Scorzetti is a senior at Delaware County Catholic school Cardinal O’Hara, and she’s not afraid of speaking her mind. Back in June 2015, upon […]


Billy Doe’s Lawyer Pushes Back on Newsweek Cover Story

Billy Doe’s lawyer is pushing back against a Newsweek cover story that questions his client’s veracity in several Philadelphia Catholic Church sex abuse cases. “I […]


Newsweek Questions Credibility of “Star Witness” in Church Sex Abuse Scandal

A new Newsweek cover story claims that the “star witness” in the Philadelphia sex abuse scandal that sent Monsignor William Lynn, two priests and a […]


D.A. Wants New Court Hearing on Lynn Case

District Attorney Seth Williams said Monday he will ask the Pennsylvania Superior Court to re-hear arguments in the case of Monsignor William Lynn, the highest-ranking […]


Superior Court Orders New Trial for Monsignor William Lynn

Msgr. William Lynn, the highest-ranking Catholic Church official to be convicted of endangering the welfare of children by allowing sexual abuse by priests to continue unchecked, […]


Chaput: More Big Families, Please

The huge Catholic family is something of a cliché — and these days something of a thing of the past: A reported 98 percent of […]