Philadelphia Archdiocese

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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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
December 03, 2018 - 7:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Archdiocese is closing three churches next month that were previously involved in parish mergers. Archbishop Charles Chaput approved the closing of the Our Lady of Holy Souls church building in North Philadelphia, the St. Stanislaus Kostka church...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
October 01, 2018 - 7:08 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Archdiocese is going on the offensive against legislation now before the Pennsylvania Senate that would open a two-year window allowing adult victims of clergy sexual abuse, which occurred when they were children, to sue. A letter from Archbishop...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
September 03, 2018 - 11:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Negotiators for the Archdiocese and teachers at Catholic high schools are back at the bargaining table Monday trying to reach a contract agreement before the union holds a general membership meeting Tuesday morning. Association of Catholic Teachers president Rita...
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Credit: Mark Abrams
Mark Abrams
May 14, 2018 - 12:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Archdiocese is celebrating a threefold increase in the number of men who will be ordained to the priesthood later this week during ceremonies in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Father Dennis Gill,...
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Pope Francis
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Mark Abrams
April 23, 2018 - 7:53 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia Archdiocese is sponsoring a pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families set in Dublin this summer. Philadelphia was the site of the last world meeting event in September 2015 which was capped by a two-day, whirlwind visit by Pope Francis. Father...
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