Laypeople Will Be Consulted

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September, 2015 will serve as a forum for debating issues on the agenda for the world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican the following month, said the two archbishops responsible for planning the Philadelphia event.

More Parish Consolidations in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – Twenty-four parishes will merge into 10 as a result of the latest wave of parish consolidations in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s parish planning initiative. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput accepted the recommendations for the mergers from the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Committee. The mergers, in which the parishes will form new, consolidated parishes with […]

Abortion Doctor Is Declared a Murderer

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – Dr. Kermit Gosnell may have been convicted May 13 of murder at his Philadelphia abortion clinic, but “nothing can bring back the innocent children he killed, or make up for the vulnerable women he exploited,” said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput. And, he added, “the repugnance of his clinic conditions” must be remembered. […]

Philly Schools Slated to Close Will Stay Open

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – All four Philadelphia archdiocesan Catholic high schools that were recommended for closure will remain open, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said to a round of applause from those gathered at a news conference Feb 24. At the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in Philadelphia, where he was joined by leading state legislative leaders and local […]