November 7, 1995 |
As part of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's renewal campaign, a workshop titled "Embrace the Family of God," will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Cardinal O'Hara High School, 1701 W. Sproul Rd., Springfield. Keynote speakers will be the Rev. Jack Rathschmidt of the College of New Rochelle and Gaynell Cronin, a speaker and author on family spirituality. Topics covered at the workshop include adolescent spirituality, youth formation in the African American community, building family strengths, and parish programs for the elderly.
December 7, 2013 |
The painful financial restructuring underway in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia made substantial progress in the year ended June 30, a report released Thursday showed. The central financial office of the archdiocese lost $4.9 million in fiscal 2013, down from $17.6 million the year before, not counting unusual income and expenses in both years. Including those unusual or one-time items, such as $11.9 million in legal and professional expenses in fiscal 2012 and $10.3 million from the sale of real estate in 2013, the improvement in results for the Office for Financial Services, was even more dramatic.
December 7, 1988 |
Joe Hudak (right) talks to Richard Bosti in a protest by District Council 47 at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia building, 17th Street near Cherry. Hudak says he was asked to resign his job at a Catholic children's home in Rosemont, Montgomery County, during a union organizing campaign there. Workers at St. Edmond's Home for Crippled Children are to vote Dec. 15 on whether they want DC47, the city's white-collar union, to represent them.
November 7, 2013 |
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia plans to freeze the traditional pension for about 8,500 parochial school teachers, church office workers, and other lay employees, church officials said Tuesday. The change, designed to keep the plan's estimated $150 million deficit from increasing and whittling it down over time, will take effect June 30, after which current employees will no longer accrue benefits under the plan. The pension plan, known as a defined benefit plan because it guarantees a certain benefit to participants, had $478 million in assets June 30, 2012, about 76 percent of what it needed to meet its projected long-term obligations of $630 million.
January 10, 2012 |
Administrators and priests at Catholic schools slated for closure will get a second chance at keeping their institutions open beginning Thursday, when the Archdiocese gets set to hear their appeals. "This is a human process. Mistakes can happen," said Archdiocese spokeswoman Donna Farrell. "The Archbishop is confident in the process that has occurred over the past year. It was a very thoughtful, deliberate process. He also acknowledged that it's a human process, so he knows when it's time to take a look.
January 11, 2012 |
ADMINISTRATORS and priests at Catholic schools slated for closure will get a second chance at keeping their institutions open beginning tomorrow, when the Archdiocese of Philadelphia gets set to hear their appeals. "This is a human process. Mistakes can happen," said Archdiocese spokeswoman Donna Farrell. "The archbishop is confident in the process that has occurred over the past year. It was a very thoughtful, deliberate process. He also acknowledged that it's a human process, so he knows when it's time to take a look.
September 2, 2000 |
The Catholic school teachers' union and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia inched toward a contract last night. Although they failed to reach a settlement, both sides agreed to continue to work over the holiday weekend, archdiocese spokeswoman Cathy Rossi said late last night. She said that "significant" progress was made but that both sides had agreed to a news blackout because talks had entered a critical phase. The Association of Catholic Teachers Local 1776 plans a meeting for its 1,000 teachers Tuesday - for either a strike vote or ratification vote, President Rita Schwartz has said.
March 27, 2010 |
Two Roman Catholic elementary schools in Montgomery County will close in June because of declining enrollment. Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, has accepted recommendations to shut the schools operated by the parishes of St. James in Elkins Park and Holy Martyrs in Oreland, The Inquirer has learned. The action, to be announced by the archdiocese on Monday, is the latest in a series of planned parish school closings and mergers throughout the region caused by rising costs and changing demographics, including population shifts and lower birthrates among Catholics.
September 7, 2011 |
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the union representing its striking high school teachers are scheduled to return to the bargaining table Thursday afternoon. After rejecting a new contract by a wide margin Tuesday, lay teachers Wedneday began manning picket lines outside the 17 high schools the archdiocese operates in the five-county region. Teachers said they were unhappy with changes in working conditions and job security proposed by the archdiocese. The Association of Catholic Teachers, Local 1776 last struck in 2003.
March 11, 1995 |
A Darby Borough tombstone maker contends in a federal lawsuit that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has cornered the market in "the burial of Roman Catholics," and is now squeezing him out of the market for headstones. Joseph Alessi says in the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Cemeteries is keeping his Alessi Bros. Memorials company from gaining a bigger share of the tombstone market by holding him to standards not required of his competitors.