Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Mark Abrams | KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
July 29, 2019 - 8:49 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Archdiocese is closing three churches that were left vacant because of parish mergers in the past couple of years. The archdiocese says Holy Trinity Church in Society Hill, St. Rose of Lima Church in West Philadelphia, and Our Lady of Ransom Church in...
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Christopher Serpentine
Radnor Township Police Department
Jim Melwert
June 05, 2019 - 4:43 pm
RADNOR, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A teacher at Archbishop John Carroll High School has been arrested for alleged inappropriate contact with a student. Christopher Serpentine, 33, of Brookhaven is charged with four counts of institutional sexual assault. The school's website says Serpentine is a fine...
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Mark Abrams
May 20, 2019 - 10:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced the merger of four parishes in the lower Northeast. St. Adalbert, St. George, and Mother of Divine Grace will merge with Nativity BVM Parish on East Allegheny Avenue in Port Richmond, effective July 1. Philadelphia...
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Mark Abrams | KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
May 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Seven men will step forward to answer the call Saturday, May 18 for ordination to the priesthood serving in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It's the largest class of men to be ordained for service in the archdiocese in 12 years. Bishop Timothy Senior, rector of St...
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Jeremiah Triplett
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
May 01, 2019 - 1:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 30-year-old music teacher at Archbishop John Carroll High School is free on bail following his arraignment on charges that he had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student, and that he gave her and others marijuana edibles during school. Jeremiah Triplett...
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St. Paul Cathedral, the mother church of the Pittsburgh Diocese
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Mark Abrams
April 24, 2019 - 3:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Diocese of Allentown has launched a compensation program for victims of clergy sex abuse, similar to one started in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia . Matt Kerr, director of communications for the Diocese of Allentown, said Washington D.C.-based attorney Kenneth...
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Four more Philadelphia churches have been nominated for historic designation by the City of Philadelphia, but the Archdiocese is concerned that the list may be growing too large.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
April 17, 2019 - 4:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Four more Philadelphia churches have been nominated for historic designation by the City of Philadelphia, but the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is concerned that the list may be growing too large. Local historian Celeste Morello doesn't attend any of them, but she told...
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Man with phone
Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
March 11, 2019 - 1:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Scammers posing as pastors of a Delaware County parish are targeting parishioners in a bogus fundraising scheme. The calls, texts and emails started recently, and they look and sound sincere. Ken Gavin, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, says they are...
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Mark Abrams | KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
February 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The tomb of St. Katharine Drexel inside the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Ben Franklin Parkway has been designated a shrine by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Father Dennis Gill, the cathedral's rector, says Archbishop Charles Chaput made the...
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Phone Scam
Mark Abrams
February 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As the clergy sex abuse summit in the Vatican comes to a close, there is warning that somebody behind robocalls in Philadelphia claiming to be looking for clergy abuse victims is likely a scammer. "A settlement has been reached with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia,"...
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