Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Church pews
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Mark Abrams
June 04, 2020 - 4:00 am
Churches in the five counties of the Philadelphia Archdiocese plan to resume public celebrations of Mass this weekend as the region enters Gov. Wolf‘s "yellow" phase under the COVID-19 reopening plan. Read more here.
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Graduation hat
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Mark Abrams
May 06, 2020 - 4:00 am
With a month to go until high school graduations, the Philadelphia Archdiocese has made a decision on what those are going to look like. Read more here.
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Mark Abrams
April 20, 2020 - 1:09 pm
The Philadelphia Archdiocese is distributing more than 760 Chromebooks to Catholic school students across the city on Monday and Tuesday. Read more here.
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Mark Abrams
March 30, 2020 - 2:06 pm
Due to social distancing rules, Catholics haven’t been able to attend daily or Sunday Mass in-person. But, on the Philadelphia Archdiocese’s website or social media pages, you’ll find a doorway to a weeklong program of talks and meditations. Read more here.
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Extraction of coronavirus at Exton lab
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KYW Staff
March 25, 2020 - 1:04 pm
Philadelphia health officials announced the first coronavirus-related death in the city. Read the latest here.
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Mark Abrams
March 17, 2020 - 12:04 pm
The Diocese of Camden and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are suspending public weekday and Sunday Masses in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
March 01, 2020 - 9:42 am
With concerns about the flu and the Wuhan coronavirus running high, the Philadelphia archdiocese has already implemented measures to protect churchgoers attending Mass.
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The Supreme Court in Washington.
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AP News
February 24, 2020 - 6:55 pm
The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a Philadelphia Catholic agency that won't place foster children with same-sex couples, a big test of religious rights on a more conservative court. Read more here.
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Archbishop Nelson Perez
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Mark Abrams
February 23, 2020 - 4:00 am
Archbishop Nelson Perez is settling into his duties after he was officially installed as the new shepherd of the region’s more than 1 million Roman Catholics earlier this week. Listen to a one-on-one interview with Perez here.
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Archbishop Nelson Perez
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Mark Abrams
February 18, 2020 - 12:41 pm
Nelson Perez is officially the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Read more here.
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