Philadelphia Archdiocese

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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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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
February 17, 2020 - 6:53 am
It's the end of an era for Philadelphia Catholics, and the beginning of another. Outgoing Archbishop Charles Chaput gave his final evening Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Sunday. Read more here.
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Nelson Perez, the next Archbishop of Philadelphia.
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Mark Abrams
January 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
The arrival of a new archbishop is likely to mean management in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will lean more in the direction of Pope Francis' vision for the Catholic Church. That's the view of a Villanova University theology professor who closely follows the Vatican and church operations here...
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Bishop Nelson J. Perez officates over The Sacrament of Confirmation ceremony at The Church of St. Martin of Tours on December 7, 2012 in Bethpage, New York.
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Mark Abrams
January 23, 2020 - 6:15 am
Pope Francis has named Bishop Nelson Perez, leader of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio, as the new archbishop of Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Mark Abrams
December 09, 2019 - 7:02 am
A veteran priest who was named in a Philadelphia grand jury report on clergy sex abuse in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and later cleared has again been removed from active ministry. Read more here.
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Pat Loeb
September 30, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Today, Friday, is the last day for victims of Catholic clergy abuse to file a claim for compensation. Advocates are advising all victims to file a claim, even if they're not sure about accepting it.
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Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput
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Mark Abrams
September 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia's archbishop is 75 and by Vatican law, has presented his resignation to the pope.
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Now that Main Line Health has bought St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion, the Philadelphia Archdiocese is looking to close a deal to build a new, more compact operation for men studying for the priesthood.
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Mark Abrams
May 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Now that Main Line Health has bought St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion, the Philadelphia Archdiocese is looking to close a deal to build a new, more compact operation for men studying for the priesthood. Seminary rector Bishop Timothy Senior says the...
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Father Armand Garcia, who was placed on administrative leave by the Philadelphia Archdiocese last March, was formally charged with rape, corruption of minors and possession of child pornography.
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Mark Abrams
March 05, 2019 - 3:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rape charges have been filed against a Philadelphia priest for an assault on a teen girl five years ago. Father Armand Garcia, who was placed on administrative leave by the Philadelphia Archdiocese last March, was formally charged with rape, corruption of minors and...
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