Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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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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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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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Sister Donna Breslin (front) president of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, examines the newly installed tomb of St. Katharine Drexel in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, next to Sister Jane Nesmith, the order's vice president.
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Mark Abrams
October 30, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The tomb of Philadelphia's Saint Katharine Drexel inside the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was formally opened to the public on Tuesday. "I cannot believe how beautiful this is," said Sister Donna Breslin, president of...
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks at a news conference in the state Capitol after legislation to respond to a grand jury report accusing hundreds of Catholic priests of sexually abusing children over decades stalled in the legislature.
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Mark Abrams
October 18, 2018 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP/ KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand confidential files and testimony from church leaders, according to two people familiar with the probe. The...
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Funeral service for Bishop Louis DeSimone
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Mark Abrams
October 10, 2018 - 4:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds gathered Wednesday for a solemn farewell for retired Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop Louis DeSimone . Fellow bishops, priests, nuns, family members and many former parishioners gathered in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Benjamin Franklin...
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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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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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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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