February 26, 2016 |
Tim McCall would have preferred to continue drills with his Father Judge teammates and not address questions about his scheduled matchup against a female wrestler. But the thin-framed senior, with some light prompting from Judge coach Jim Savage, took a brief break from practice to give a short statement. "I'm just glad to have the chance to compete," he said. "It's important to me. " McCall, who is more for action than words, confirmed that he plans to take on Mariana Bracetti's Tatyana Ortiz at 106 pounds in the District 12 Class AAA individual championships Saturday at Archbishop Carroll.
February 23, 2016 |
SS. Cosmas and Damian Church, in Conshohocken, is closing its doors, effective March 16, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Sunday. In July 2014, the church merged with three other nearby parishes - St. Gertrude, St. Mary and St. Matthew - to form a consolidated St. Matthew Parish under the archdiocese's ongoing Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative. St. Matthew, on Fayette Street in Conshohocken, became the main parish location, while the other churches became worshipping sites for occasional Masses and weddings.
February 23, 2016 |
On the first Wednesday of every month, 20 to 40 priests and a few laypeople descend on St. Charles Borromeo Seminary for a flea market like no other. In a large, nondescript room at the rear of the Wynnewood seminary's massive College Division building, thousands of icons, religious artifacts, and other hardware from shuttered churches throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are on sale for members of the clergy from across the nation. Laypeople are normally prohibited, but they may purchase items for their parish if they have a letter from their pastor.
February 6, 2016 |
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Thursday that the Faith in the Future Foundation's management of archdiocesan high schools has been so successful that both sides have agreed to an early contract extension. The announcement, which the archdiocese called a highlight of Catholic Schools Week, was made at Archbishop Ryan High School in the Far Northeast - one of the 17 archdiocesan secondary schools in the five-county archdiocese that enroll 13,300 students. "We weren't sure if it was going to work, so we entered into a contract for a limited time in order to test it," the archbishop said.
January 28, 2016
In the Region DuPont posts loss, plans cuts DuPont Co. , which is pursuing a merger with Dow Chemical , showed a fourth-quarter loss and announced 6,000 layoffs as it ramped up cost-cutting ahead of the proposed deal. An earlier announcement on those job cuts indicated that 1,700 of them were to be in Delaware. The Wilmington chemical company Tuesday reported a loss of $253 million, or 29 cents per share, for the quarter ending Dec. 31, compared with a profit of $683 million, or 75 cents per share, for the same period in 2014.
January 28, 2016 |
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has entered into a settlement agreement concerning resident care at one of its former nursing homes in South Philadelphia, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday. In the agreement between the Archdiocese's Catholic Health Care Services and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, the archdiocese has agreed to improve or has already improved resident care at St. Monica Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, at 2509 S. Fourth St. Areas of concern related to physician orders, wound care, medication administration, documentation of care, and transfer and toileting of residents, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release.
January 26, 2016 |
THE ARCHDIOCESE of Philadelphia announced Sunday that it will consolidate four Port Richmond parishes over the next 18 months. In June, Our Lady Help of Christians parish, at Allegheny Avenue and Gaul Street, will merge into Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish at Allegheny Avenue and Belgrade Street. By June of 2017, Nativity will enter into a partnership with Mother of Divine Grace parish, at East Thompson and East Monmouth Street, and St. George parish at 2700 E. Venango Ave. Under the partnership arrangement, each parish will remain open but all will be served by one pastor, one staff, and one pastoral council.
January 18, 2016
The first time Celeste Morello succeeded in getting a Roman Catholic church mural listed on the city's historic register, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia issued a statement applauding the news. Emboldened, Morello filed another nomination in December to protect a group of important paintings in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. But this time, her efforts did not go over so well. On Jan. 7, the archdiocese responded by sending a stern letter to all parish priests warning them not to cooperate with preservationists, and to report any attempts by "independent parties" to landmark church property.
January 16, 2016 |
A Philadelphia judge has ruled that documents and other evidence from pretrial proceedings in a lawsuit involving sexual abuse of minors by a Catholic priest will remain public before trial. The two-paragraph ruling by Common Pleas Court Judge Mark I. Bernstein was a setback for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which had asked for an order barring public disclosure of the materials. The church has insisted on confidentiality as a condition for engaging in pretrial discovery with lawyers in suits seeking damages for being sexually molested by priests.