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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 […]


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 […]


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. 


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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? […]


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 […]

Landon Vargas

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. […]


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 […]


Bobby Hill Named One of Ebony Magazine’s 2015 Power 100

Remember Bobby Hill? He’s the 14-year-old with the “voice of an angel” who wowed the world during Pope Francis’s papal visit with his last-minute a […]


Pope Doll and Other Timely Philly Trinkets Buried in Time Capsule at the Fillmore

The new Fillmore Philadelphia is barely a couple months old now, but if our great-great-grandchildren go digging around in Fishtown one day, they may come across a little […]


Want a Piece of Pope Francis Carpet? This NJ Company Will Send You Some

Pope Francis is long gone from Philadelphia, but one New Jersey businessman has found a way to keep the spirit of giving going full force: […]


Alan Butkovitz’s Damning Study of the Pope’s Visit Is Misleading

Business was godawful in Philadelphia during the papal visit, according to a new “economic impact study” by City Controller Alan Butkovitz. Butkovitz found that 85 percent of the hotels, restaurants […]