April 5, 2005 |
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.
June 4, 2012 |
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.
August 27, 1996 |
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.
February 11, 1988 |
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...
January 28, 1998 |
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.
January 31, 2012 |
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.
January 2, 1996 |
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.
August 7, 2011 |
Bevilacqua should testify if he is able to. Monica Yant Kinney, B1 .
December 9, 1987 |
"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.
August 12, 2011 |
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.