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Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Hot Topic in Philly: Will the Visiting Pope Back the Archbishop or the Married Gay Teacher Who Has Been Fired?

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 07.17.2015 | Religion
SaraKay Smullens

In the past couple of weeks the hot topic in downtown Philly has shifted. Most now are not asking for tips on how to leave our apartments and get to our jobs when Pope Francis visits from September 22nd to 25th for the World Meeting of Families -- along with an expected 1.5 million people.

Head Liturgist In Charge Of Music For Pope Francis' Philadelphia Mass Resigns Over Dispute With Archbishop

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.06.2015 | Religion

(RNS) The head of liturgical music for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, who was also to play a key role orchestrating the huge outdoor Mass concluding...

Victory! Girl, 11, Gets OK From Church To Play Football

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.15.2013 | Sports

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia ran a reverse Thursday, allowing an 11-year-old girl to play Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) tackle football next se...

Church Said Priest Left Due To Illness, But Actually Was Accused Of Molesting Altar Boy

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 07.07.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A Roman Catholic church official charged with handling child sexual-abuse complaints for more than a decade had little to no trai...

This Girl Was Banned From Prom For WHAT?

Posted 04.25.2012 | Teen

If there wasn't enough pressure already to score the perfect date for prom, one Catholic high school in Pennsylvania took it a step further with a rul...

'Sexual Abuse Of Children Happened In The Catholic Church': Priest's Attorney

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- Prosecutors aired dozens of confidential church documents in court Tuesday to try to prove the Philadelphia archdiocese routinely buri...

Landmark Child Sex-Abuse Case Begins For Philly Priests

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.26.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A high-ranking monsignor who's on trial "won't run" from the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis, his lawyer said Monday as the landmar...

Students Rally At Philadelphia Schools Slated To Close

AP | Posted 03.10.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA — Students at several Philadelphia-area Catholic schools slated for closure staged rallies Monday to voice their opposition to an a...

48 Philadelphia Catholic Schools To Close, Reorganize

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia plans to shutter about a quarter of its Roman Catholic high schools and close or combine nearly 3...

A Digital Strategy For Philadelphia's Catholic Church

Thomas A. Shakely | Posted 10.01.2011 | Religion
Thomas A. Shakely

An initiative that employed cutting-edge solutions in exploring timeless spiritual issues would energize a new generation of parishioners.

Philadephia Archbishop Will Resign Amid Sex-Abuse Scandal (UPDATED)

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.18.2011 | Religion

Update, July 19, 9:52 a.m.: The Archdiocese of Denver has announced that Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput will replace the Philadelphia archbishop. Af...

Top Church Official Indicted In Philly Abuse Probe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) Advocates for victims of clergy sexual abuse are hailing the indictment of a senior Roman Catholic offici...