Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Samantha Mogil, manager of government and community affairs for Share Food Program, says in the organization's warehouse that the nonprofit will provide free food for furloughed workers.
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Pat Loeb
January 18, 2019 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia anti-hunger groups are preparing to provide food to federal workers who have been without a paycheck now for four weeks. Share Food Program , the local nonprofit that is also the lead agency in Philadelphia for state and federal food programs, has been...
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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January 14, 2019 - 12:22 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A priest in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been placed on leave after he was accused of sexually abusing a child decades ago. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Monsignor Joseph Logrip will not be able to perform his duties as a priest or be in at schools or...
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March For Life
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Mark Abrams
January 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Hundreds of high school students from throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are preparing to converge on Washington D.C. with thousands of others for the March for Life Rally on Friday, Jan. 18. Steven Bozza, director of the archdiocesan office for life and...
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Church Generic
Mark Abrams
January 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A nationally-recognized victim advocate says some of those who've been abused by Roman Catholic clerics are being shut out of newly-created compensation programs being set up by dioceses and archdioceses, including one established last month in Philadelphia. Marci...
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Christmas Eve services at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
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Mark Abrams
December 25, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On this Christmas Day, Philadelphia's archbishop says despite the political divide and the personal struggles so many are experiencing, celebrating Christmas is something we all still need to do. Archbishop Charles Chaput, the leader of more than 1 million Roman...
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Mark Abrams
December 22, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of children and their families gathered to enjoy the spirit of the holiday at the invitation of Philadelphia's archbishop. The host of the festivities for some 500 children inside a ballroom in the Philadelphia 201 Hotel, formerly the Sheraton in center city...
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Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell (right) discusses parameters of the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program (IRRP).
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Steve Tawa
November 13, 2018 - 4:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's independent compensation program for victims of clergy abuse has begun to provide support for survivors. Members on the panel for the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program (IRRP) will begin to hear claims, regardless of...
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Attorney Gerald Williams left), of the law firm Williams Cedar, is accompanied by associates during a press conference of a civil lawsuit involving a former priest from the Diocese of Allentown.
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Steve Tawa
November 12, 2018 - 3:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia law firm representing a "John Doe" has filed a civil lawsuit against a Catholic priest, and others, named in the Pennsylvania grand jury report released in August. Attorney Gerald Williams, of the law firm Williams Cedar, names the Diocese of Allentown...
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Dreamstime
Cherri Gregg
November 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit heard oral arguments this week over whether the City of Philadelphia should be forced to renew its foster care contract with a religious agency that refuses to place children with LGBT couples. The case involves the...
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Dreamstime
Steve Tawa
November 08, 2018 - 3:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is setting up a victims' compensation fund to provide aid to survivors of clergy abuse. It would be administered independently of Church leadership or influence. One purpose of the fund will be to compensate survivors who would...
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