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April 5, 2005 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Retired Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, who has kept a low profile since stepping down as head of the Philadelphia Archdiocese 18 months ago, will not attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II on Friday, a spokeswoman said. "He had planned to go to Rome, but in light of a temporary medical situation, his doctor advised him not to travel at this time," Donna Farrell, the archdiocese's communications director, said yesterday. She would not elaborate, and Bevilacqua was declining to comment.
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June 4, 2012 | By John P. Martin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Barely four minutes into his closing argument Thursday, defense lawyer Thomas Bergstrom uttered two words that seemed woven into the daily script of the clergy sex-abuse trial: "The cardinal. " Bergstrom went on to mention the cardinal - former Philadelphia Archbishop Anthony J. Bevilacqua - at least 18 more times in an hour. Some were passing references, but all were part of a bid to convince jurors that his client, Msgr. William J. Lynn, had the will but not the power to remove abusive priests.
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August 27, 1996 | by Ron Goldwyn, Daily News Staff Writer
The Catholic Common Ground Project launched earlier this month by a fellow cardinal to combat polarization within the church is a little too common for Philadelphia's Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua. The project risks sowing "confusion" among Catholics, Bevilacqua stated, because it will mix theologians and nontheologians offering "divergent opinions" on church teaching. The title itself, he stated, is drawn from "an ordinary everyday term, open to uncontrolled interpretation.
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February 11, 1988 | By KIT KONOLIGE, Daily News Staff Writer
The soon-to-be archbishop of Philadelphia spent most of yesterday "trying to just pray and to realize what is going to happen to me. " But Anthony J. Bevilacqua, who is being installed today as the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, topped off his day of reflection by hosting more than 100 members of his far-flung family at a dinner at the Museum of Art. Four brothers, five sisters and dozens of other relatives from...
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January 28, 1998 | by Ron Goldwyn, Daily News Staff Writer
As Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua concelebrated the papal Mass Sunday from an altar in Havana's Plaza of the Revolution, he kept an eye on el jefe in the front row. The chief - Fidel Castro - turned out to be clueless. He thumbed the pages of the missal, checking with those nearby as he tried to follow the service. Then came the time for worshipers to greet each other with hugs, kisses and handshakes. "He got caught at the kiss of peace. He was off guard completely. He didn't know what to do," Bevilacqua said yesterday at a press conference about Pope John Paul II's historic visit last week.
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January 31, 2012 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
He is 88, ailing, "moderately senile," and remembers nothing about the last two decades. Retired Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, however, remains legally competent to testify at the forthcoming trial of three priests accused of sexually abusing young boys, a Philadelphia judge ruled Monday. "I'll adhere to my original ruling," Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina told Thomas A. Bergstrom, attorney for Msgr. William J. Lynn, a former church official accused of enabling a pedophile priest to continue preying on children by transferring him to another parish.
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January 2, 1996 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Cindy Bevilacqua first picked up a bow and arrow to shoot, the bow was as big as she was. She was 5. It was natural for Bevilacqua, who lives in West Chester, to get into archery. Her father, Del Gilbert, ran a pro shop, and her mother, Grace, owns the Middletown Archery Club in Delaware County. "I remember they altered the course for me," said Bevilacqua, 33, recalling those early days. "They'd let me get up close so I'd hit the target. " By 10, Bevilacqua was into competition.
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August 7, 2011 | By Monica Yant Kinney, Inquirer Columnist
Bevilacqua should testify if he is able to. Monica Yant Kinney, B1 .
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December 9, 1987 | By KITTY CAPARELLA, Daily News Staff Writer
"Great! Great! Great! He's Italian!" South Philadelphia hardware store owner Anthony J. Frumento, 50, could hardly contain his enthusiam last night for the first Italian to be named archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. As parishioners hurried to Mass at St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church, Frumento, who owns Ritner Hardware at 17th and Ritner streets, just across from the church, was marveling about how the appointment of Pittsburgh Bishop Anthony J. Bevilacqua was the "doing of the Blessed Mother.
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August 12, 2011 | By John P. Martin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Allegheny County District Attorney has closed an inquiry into allegations of child sex abuse by priests who served under former Philadelphia Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua when he led the Diocese of Pittsburgh in the 1980s. District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. reviewed the cases and "determined that none of the allegations merited criminal prosecution," his spokesman, Mike Manko, said Friday. The decision dims one spotlight on the retired church leader as another is flaring across the state.
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February 21, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal and Bonnie L. Cook, STAFF WRITERS
By concluding that Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua died of natural causes - just before the conspiracy and child-endangerment trial of a former top aide - Dr. Walter I. Hofman put an end to swirling rumors. He once reopened a 20-year file and changed a cause of a baby's death from sudden infant death syndrome to suffocation, leading to the conviction of the child's nanny. On another occasion, he recalled, he showed up for an autopsy on an apparently lifeless body and noticed a moving finger.
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September 4, 2015 | By Ed Moran, Daily News Staff Writer
This story was originally published on July 15, 1991.  Little Rocco Palmo leaned from his pew at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul yesterday as newly elevated Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua approached in a long procession of priests. Bevilacqua spotted the beaming 11-year-old, smiled, reached for the boy's hand, and leaned down. "Are you going to be a cardinal someday?" Bevilacqua asked. "Oh, yes," Rocco almost shouted. "Definitely. " Minutes after Bevilacqua passed, Rocco, of South Philadelphia, said "It's better than a million dollars, shaking the hand of a cardinal.
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August 19, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
In his 50 years as a forensic pathologist, there are some cases that stick in Walter I. Hofman's mind. Like the time he was called to examine a seemingly lifeless body and noticed the man's finger moving. "He lived another four, five, six days in the hospital," Hofman recalled last week. "But it goes to show you, simply because someone's lying there and there are maggots on them," it doesn't mean they're dead. Hofman's tenure as Montgomery County coroner will end this year; he announced last week that he would not seek a third four-year term.
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April 15, 2015 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Msgr. James Mortimer reached 75, the mandatory retirement age for Archdiocese of Philadelphia priests, he wanted to keep his pastorate. Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua said no. "He made no exceptions," said Mortimer. "But at that time, we had oodles of priests. " So Mortimer went elsewhere to continue his ministry. He taught in Rome, and lived for a bit in South Dakota, where he filled in for priests on sabbatical. These days, he's back in Philadelphia, and even at age 88 he routinely gets called to replace parish priests who go on vacation or fall ill. "When I came back ... the diocese was begging for help," said Mortimer.
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August 31, 2014
SOCCER NONLEAGUE Abington 1, Cheltenham 0: Matt Bevilacqua will be the talk of school next week when classes resume. The senior forward assisted on Matt Bachman's game-winner in the 88th minute for the visiting Ghosts. Just hours before, Bevilaqua kicked an extra point with no time remaining to lift the Ghosts to victory over Northeast on the football field. Archbishop Wood 3, North Penn 1: With the score 1-1 at the break, the Vikings scored twice to move past the visiting Knights.
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June 10, 2014 | By Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on Sunday reinstated a priest on leave since 2011, ending what had been an unprecedented investigation into more than two dozen clergy members over child sex abuse allegations. Chaput said an archdiocesan investigation found no evidence to substantiate claims that Msgr. Joseph L. Logrip sexually abused minors more than two decades ago. Chaput's decision frees Logrip to again present himself as a priest and resume his role in the ministry. Logrip was one of 26 Catholic clerics put on administrative leave by Cardinal Francis Rigali after a February 2011 grand jury report.
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December 28, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Allison Steele, and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
A state appeals court on Thursday reversed the conviction of Msgr. William J. Lynn, the former Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia administrator who became the first church official nationwide to be tried and imprisoned for covering up child sex-abuse by priests. In a 43-page opinion, a three-judge Superior Court panel wrote that prosecutors and a judge misapplied the state's child-endangerment law by claiming Lynn was criminally responsible because he supervised a priest, Edward Avery, when Avery sexually abused an altar boy in the mid-1990s.
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December 16, 2013 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has permanently removed five parish priests from ministry over allegations of sexual abuse or misconduct, including one priest who had previously been investigated and returned to duty last year. An archdiocesan review board had cleared the Rev. Michael A. Chapman in May 2012 of an abuse allegation involving a minor. But within months, a new accuser came forward with allegations dating back 30 years. In a statement expected to be released in parishes across the region Sunday, the archdiocese said the board substantiated new abuse accusations against Chapman and deemed him "unsuitable for ministry.
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June 24, 2012 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Msgr. William J. Lynn was a top aide to Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, but little was known publicly about him when his name first surfaced amid the initial allegations of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, as a church official investigating the claims. In 2005, he suddenly became a central figure in a 418-page grand jury report accusing church leaders, including Bevilacqua, of failing to take appropriate actions when priests were accused of abuse. Lynn's name was mentioned 652 times in the report.
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