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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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Pope Francis attends the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a United Nations agency, in Rome.
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Mark Abrams
July 01, 2019 - 9:09 am
UPDATED: 10:45 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Vatican said Monday that what's said in a confession box stays there and can't be shared, even if it involves child sex abuse. Pope Francis signed off on the statement released by the Vatican. It comes in the wake of pressure from civil...
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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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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Pat Loeb
April 22, 2019 - 1:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Philadelphia is within its right to require contractors — including Catholic Social Services, or CSS, an arm of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia — to abide by its non-discrimination policies. The ruling upholds the city...
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The Villa Maria by the Sea spans an entire beachfront block at 111th street. It dates back more than 80 years and to a newcomer, it might look more like a hotel than a retreat house.
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David Madden
April 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
STONE HARBOR, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The Catholic order of nuns that operates a summer retreat house in Stone Harbor plans to tear it down, build a smaller one and sell some of the land to fund an endowment to keep it up and running. That’s not an easy pill to swallow for residents and officials...
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Sister Thea Bowman
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Kim Glovas
February 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As Black History Month wraps up, a Villanova University professor is focused on the move to declare sainthood to a black woman who was one of the first to enter the Catholic sisterhood. Sister Thea Bowman was the role model for Whoopi Goldberg's character in the 1992...
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Cardinal George Pell leaves the County Court in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
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February 25, 2019 - 9:29 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted of molesting two choirboys moments after celebrating Mass, dealing a new blow to the Catholic hierarchy's credibility after a year of global revelations of abuse and cover-up. Cardinal...
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In this Nov. 13, 2017, file photo, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks at a news conference during the USCCB's annual fall meeting in Baltimore.
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January 31, 2019 - 9:44 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Catholic leaders in Texas on Thursday identified 286 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children, a number that represents one of the largest collections of names to be released since an explosive grand jury report last year in Pennsylvania. Fourteen dioceses in Texas...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2016 file photo, French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon, leads a mass for migrants in the Saint-Jean Cathedral, in Lyon, central France.
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January 06, 2019 - 8:30 am
LYON, France (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church faces another public reckoning when a French cardinal goes on trial Monday for his alleged failure to report a pedophile priest who confessed to preying on Boy Scouts and whose victims want to hold one of France's highest church figures accountable...
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In this Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, conducts Mass at St. Mathews Cathedral in Washington.
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January 03, 2019 - 9:29 am
UPDATED: 12:29 p.m. By Claudia Lauer, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning spurred at least in...
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