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Catholic Church

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Philly’s Last Catholic Church Bust

I’m sure the apology is coming any day now, though I don’t think she’s holding her breath. Back in 2002, Lynne Abraham started noticing reports […]

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Catholic Guilt

There it is, on page 19 of the grand jury report released last month about sexual abuse in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. Back in the spring […]

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The Catholic Church Says No

There is no way out. Not in this life. That’s what I kept hearing. Again and again. Maybe this was worse, over time, worse even […]

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Sainthood for Pope John Paul II? Not a Prayer!

Who could forget that chilling seen in Jaws when Mrs. Kintner, whose young son had just been killed by the shark, approached Chief Brody and […]

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Sins of the Father

In 2009, Philly Mag chronicled the story of Father Charles Newman, the former head of Archbishop Ryan, the largest Catholic school in the city. Newman […]

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The Catholic Church Money Grab

As a product of Catholic school, I remember the nuns drilling into our heads a simple but extremely important concept: WWJD — What Would Jesus […]