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Catholic Church

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A Lesson in Forgiveness from the Woman Who Was Punched in a Philly Church on Sunday

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Woman Punched in a Philadelphia Church Forgives […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: We Take a Look Inside the Box of Free Food Handed Out By the City

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. City Hands Out Tons of Free Food Due to Coronavirus Crisis On Monday, the city began handing out tons […]

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Catholics Can Still Find Public Mass — and Even Communion — During the Philly Coronavirus Crisis

This post has been updated with a comment from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The vast majority of churches in the Philadelphia region have closed their […]

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Philly’s New Archbishop Might Not Be as Progressive as You Think

Last Thursday, Pope Francis named Cleveland bishop Nelson J. Pérez, 58, the 14th bishop and 10th archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The major […]

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Catholic Priest Accused of Spending Church Money on a Beach House and Boyfriends

This post has been updated with a statement from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Chester County District Attorney’s office has announced the arrest of Monsignor […]

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Prominent Sex Abuse Lawyer Mitchell Garabedian Targeted in Philly-Based Lawsuit

Mitchell Garabedian is easily one of the world’s most well-known attorneys when it comes to suing men accused of sexual abuse. Garabedian was the lawyer […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]