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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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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Catching Up With Bobby Hill

So we were sitting around on Tuesday night, watching America’s Got Talent (hey, the Phillies were at commercial), when we happened to catch the performance […]

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City Life

Pope Francis Tweet Prompts Flood of Reactions to Pa. Grand Jury Report

A tweet by Pope Francis on Tuesday, posted only hours before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released a highly disturbing grand jury investigation into widespread child sexual abuse […]

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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 […]

City Life

South Jersey Teen Says He Planned to Kill Pope Francis During Visit

A South Jersey 17-year-old has admitted to plotting to kill Pope Francis during the 2015 papal visit. 

City Life

Pope Visit Among Factors for 10 Percent Increase in Pa. Government Overtime

Pennsylvania’s state workers were paid a two-decade record high in overtime last year, and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia is a major factor, according to an […]

City Life

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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NATIONAL NEWS: Pope Francis Disappoints With Trans Comments

Pope Francis makes discouraging remarks about trans youth identity and same-sex marriage. Pope Francis has disappointed members of the Catholic church on matters pertaining to […]

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4 Lessons for #Open Streets PHL

It’s not just Philly. When the city of San Jose, California briefly shut down six miles of its streets last fall, the car-free roadways suddenly […]

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Philadelphia Auto Show Black Tie Tailgate

The Popemobile will be staying in Philadelphia. Friday night at the 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show Black Tie Tailgate the Fiat that Pope Francis rode in […]

City Life

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? […]

City Life

You Can Own the Pope’s Philly Fiat

Pope Francis’ four-door Fiat was the subject of much talk when he visited Philadelphia in September — stylish, yet small and environmentally friendly, the little […]

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Landon Vargas, Blessed by Pope Francis in Philly, Has Died

Landon Vargas, the East Norriton boy in the Batman t-shirt who Pope Francis stopped to bless on the way to Independence Mall in September, has died. […]

City Life

Fame, Fate, and the Boy Soprano

Three months after unexpectedly sharing the stage with Pope Francis on the Parkway, Bobby Hill is still being recognized everywhere he goes. Consider just this […]