Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Talks with the Catholic teachers union went all night.
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Mike DeNardo
September 04, 2018 - 11:59 am
UPDATED: 12:42 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Teachers at 17 Catholic high schools in Philadelphia and the suburbs have approved a contract agreement one day before classes are set to start for Archdiocese schools. About 650 members of the Association of Catholic School Teachers heard details...
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Pope Francis poses with Archbishop Charles Chaupt and seminarians on the steps of St. Martin of Tours Chapel at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, September 27, 2015 in Wynnewwod, Pennsylvania.
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Steve Tawa
September 03, 2018 - 12:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While bishops from around the world were planning to meet in Rome next month to discuss the pastoral care of the Catholic Church for the young, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput is asking the pope to cancel it. When Pope Francis planned the assembly of bishops...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
August 29, 2018 - 8:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Contract talks are scheduled for Thursday in an effort to avert a strike next week by teachers at 17 Philadelphia-area Catholic high schools. There have been one-year contracts for the last four years, but Association of Catholic Teachers Local 1776 President Rita...
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Dreamstime
Andrew Kramer
August 19, 2018 - 7:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced two priests, who have been on administrative leave, are unsuitable for ministry. Reverend Andrew McCormick, 62, was placed on administrative leave back in 2011, while he was serving as pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in...
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Christ the King Church on June 4, 2014, in University City, Mo.
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Mark Abrams
August 01, 2018 - 2:54 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Just weeks ahead of the court-ordered release of a statewide grand jury report on clergy sex abuse within the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg has released the names of 71 people accused of abusing children...
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Priest
July 27, 2018 - 6:26 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP/KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania’s highest court says a landmark grand jury report identifies over 300 “predator priests” in six of the state’s eight Roman Catholic dioceses. The Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling Friday that allows the report on clergy child sexual abuse —...
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A conceptual view of the shrine for St. Katharine Drexel at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Mark Abrams
July 24, 2018 - 4:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The remains of St. Katharine Drexel will be transferred from the site of the motherhouse convent she founded in Bensalem to a new resting place. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia said the saint's crypt will be moved from the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament motherhouse...
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A fire tore through Our Lady of Angels Regional Catholic School in Morton, Delaware County.
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Tim Jimenez
July 19, 2018 - 7:39 am
MORTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities are investigating the cause of a three-alarm fire that ripped through a Catholic school in Delaware County late Wednesday night. The fire started at around 11 p.m. in Our Lady of Angels Regional Catholic School on Franklin Street in Morton, Pa. Authorities...
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Pope Francis is shown celebrating the Mass on the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, in the parish of Santa Monica in Ostia, in the outskirts of Rome.
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Mark Abrams
July 16, 2018 - 7:02 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is organizing a pilgrimage to Rome this fall for the canonization of a former pope and a martyred Latin American archbishop. Pope Francis will elevate Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador to sainthood on Sunday, Oct...
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The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is one of the biggest local sponsors of the summer meals program.
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Paul Kurtz
June 28, 2018 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federally funded program that feeds kids during the summer is off and running. After the traditional blessing from Monsignor Daniel Sullivan, summer campers lined up for their boxed lunches inside the Catholic Social Services ' Northeast Philadelphia Family Service...
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