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June 19, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Five Catholic churches slated to close at the end of the month, together totaling more than 13,000 parishioners, have filed appeals with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput. Though their chances of winning are minimal, and the process is costly and lengthy, some parishes already are preparing for a second step: sending their cases to Rome. Any appeals will not delay parish mergers, set to take effect July 1. So, as they prepare to shut their doors, a few parishes are also hiring lawyers familiar with church law, holding meetings, and raising money.
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June 14, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former social worker and three employees of a residential-care facility for the disabled have been charged with selling the identities of children in their care to help others cheat on their taxes - a scheme U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger described Thursday as "truly despicable. " Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment accusing Gebah Kamara, 46, of Sharon Hill, of stealing personal information from several foster children he encountered while working for Catholic Social Services, the charitable wing of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
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June 3, 2014 | BY PATRICIA MADEJ, Daily News Staff Writer madejp@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
THE HOLY SPIRIT Parish complex at 18th and Hartranft streets in Packer Park was founded 50 years ago this week, and Gina Falgiatore was on the groundbreaking crew a year later. Her husband dug one of the first holes, and when he took his shovel home, he painted it gold and tied a bow around it as a sign of accomplishment and his love for the parish. Yesterday, Falgiatore, 83, stood crying in the pews. Longtime friends and fellow parishioners helped wipe away her tears. At morning Mass, the Rev. Mark Kunigonis had just announced what many had been expecting.
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June 3, 2014
ISSUE | LEWIS KATZ Inspiration from a life lived fully What a wonderful triumph when only last week the turmoil over ownership of The Inquirer was resolved with the outcome of the auction ("Katz never forgot his roots," June 2). Finally, we could look forward to once again enjoying the wonderful gift that the paper provides to our daily lives. Then we had to accept the news of the tremendous tragedy of the death of co-owner Lewis Katz and his friends. How cruelly ironic. Life offers no guarantees, but Katz used what time he had to make life better for all of us. We should strive to do the same in his memory.
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June 2, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Ben Finley, and Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writers
Merging one parish into another is "like someone dying or losing a child," Father Salvatore Pronesti said during Saturday afternoon Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Bridgeport. "A mother, actually," he continued, referring to the namesake of the Montgomery County parish he has led for 20 years, only to see it become part of Sacred Heart Parish in Swedesburg. Still, he hopes for the best. "You must pull together and try to form this united parish," Pronesti said. "It's critical for our spiritual lives.
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June 2, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AFTER HEALTHY discussion, the city's Catholic high school teachers have ratified a new labor agreement, one in which health played a crucial role. The Association of Catholic Teachers and the Archdiocese announced the ratification yesterday - much earlier than usual. "We tried to approach it this year with a very different attitude than in years past, to get it done for kids and parents before summer break," said Chris Mominey, chief operating officer for the Archdiocese. "We're trying to show people that both sides are approaching this from a new mind-set of innovation and growth, and not getting distracted by dragging this along through summer.
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June 1, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Harold Brubaker, and Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writers
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Friday began reassigning pastors and preparing to announce parish closings, the latest wave of reforms that could impact dozens of churches and thousands of Catholics across the region. Many parishioners will learn the fate of their churches at weekend Mass. "This is going to be an emotional issue," said the Rev. Tom Morris of St. Ann in Bristol Borough, Bucks County. Pastors said Friday that St. Mark would absorb St. Ann, a parish formed at the turn of the 20th century in part by Italian immigrants who felt discriminated against at St. Mark.
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May 31, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Neighbors are working hard and praying, sometimes en masse, in an effort to save a historic Catholic church in Fishtown that was shuttered in March due to safety concerns. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia closed St. Laurentius Church on March 28, after an engineering study found the 129-year-old brownstone structure unsafe. Ken Gavin, a spokesman for the archdiocese, said repairing the church, which was founded by Polish immigrants, would be prohibitively expensive. It will likely have to be torn down, he said.
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May 31, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Parents and students at the 17 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are assured of at least one more year of labor peace. The 650 members of Local 1776 of the Association of Catholic Teachers on Wednesday approved a one-year contract that gives each a $1,200 yearly increase in salary starting this fall. "Both the association and the school system are pleased that these successful negotiations will provide assurances to the students and their parents that our schools will be poised for another year of success in September," according to a joint statement from the archdiocese and union president Rita Schwartz.
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May 10, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court agreed Thursday to resolve the contested key legal theory underpinning the landmark 2012 prosecution of the first Catholic Church official charged in the clergy child-sex-abuse scandal. The state's highest court will thus decide the future of Msgr. William J. Lynn, the former Archdiocese of Philadelphia official responsible for investigating and recommending punishment for priests accused of sexual and other misconduct. It could also dictate the standards for prosecutors to bring future charges against any church officials accused of covering up misconduct by clergy they supervise.
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