House Bill 1947, which would extend the statute of limitations on sex abuse lawsuits, has run afoul of Pennsylvania's bishops.
The Philadelphia archdiocese's Ecclesiastical Exchange program sells unused religious objects at a steep discount to churches in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas.
Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams said, "We will fight to keep Msgr. Lynn in state custody, where he belongs."
A Pennsylvania appeals court has vacated the conviction of Msgr. William J. Lynn, and ordered a new trial for the Philadelphia archdiocese’s former secretary for clergy.
The Year of Mercy began Dec. 8, and churches and church organizations across the United States have special observances and services planned throughout the year.
With his easel set up back from the massive crowd along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, just south of the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Kevin Johnson felt inspired to paint.
The displacement of the homeless people comes amid the pope's repeated calls for greater income equality and social inclusion of the poor.
"The history of the church in this city and state is really a story not about building walls, but about breaking them down."
Philadelphia seems almost preternaturally calm as the city prepares for unprecedented activity during Pope Francis' visit.
Priests explain their diverse journeys in support of women's ordination at WOW conference in Philadelphia.