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Philly’s Archdiocese Needs to Rip Off the Band-Aid

Every morning, I pass the entrance of St. Laurentius elementary school on Berks Street in Fishtown. “Have a great day, hon!” shouts the principal, who […]

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Philadelphia Archdiocese Sues Over Contraception Coverage

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is helping sue the federal government, saying the contraception mandate violates its freedom of conscience.

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Archdiocese to Cut 29 Parishes Down to 13

“The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced that 16 parishes will be merged into 13 nearby parishes in Philadelphia and its suburbs,” AP reports. “The closures reflect […]

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Vatican Official Tours Philly Ahead of 2015 Meeting

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia toured Philadelphia on Tuesday, giving the city the once-over on behalf of the Vatican as preparations continue for 2015’s World Meeting of […]

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4 Possible Outcomes to Msgr. Lynn’s PA Supreme Court appeal.

At BigTrial.net, reporter Ralph Cipriano writes that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court isn’t the last stop for Monsignor William Lynn, who was convicted of child endangerment […]

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PA Supreme Court to Hear Msgr. Lynn’s Case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will decide whether Monsignor William Lynn‘s conviction on child-endangerment charges should stand. An appeals court this winter overturned the conviction, saying the […]

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Nutter, Corbett, Chaput to Meet With Business Leaders

CBSPhilly reports that Mayor Nutter, Governor Corbett, and Archbishop Chaput are meeting with area business leaders today for a cl0sed-door meeting at the Union League […]

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I’m Agnostic, and I’m Hoping Pope Francis Comes to Philadelphia

Let’s get something straight: I know the Pope is Catholic. This means a few things: I never expect him to adopt the conventional American Liberal […]

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Pope? Nope.

Turns out Mayor Nutter and Governor Corbett won’t get the private audience with Pope Francis today, after all. AP reports: “Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and […]

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Mayor Nutter Pitches Philly Papal Visit to Pontifical Council

Mayor Michael Nutter is in Rome with a delegation — including Governor Tom Corbett and his wife, Susan — stumping for a papal visit to Philadelphia […]

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Before Pope Meeting, Philly Delegation’s Italian Holiday

The Daily News reports on the visit of Mayor Nutter, Governor Corbett, and Archbishop Chaput to Rome to invite Pope Francis to Philly for 2015’s […]

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Nutter, Corbett, Chaput Make Vatican Visit

6ABC reports: “Governor Tom Corbett and Mayor Michael Nutter arrived in Rome on Monday ahead of a meeting with Pope Francis in anticipation for the […]

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Philly Archdiocese Offers Mass for Abuse Victims

The Daily News reports that Archbishop Charles Chaput will celebrate a Mass for survivors of clergy abuse, 5:15 p.m. March 22 at Cathedral Basilica of Ss. […]

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Mayor, Governor Headed to Vatican to Meet Pope

The Inquirer reports Mayor Nutter and Governor Corbett will join Archbishop Chaput in visiting the Vatican later this month, to begin preparations for the World […]

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Backlash Against Jersey’s “Bishop of Bling”

TPM: “Churchgoing Catholics in New Jersey are closing their wallets to the church following reports that the Archbishop of Newark is having a large addition […]