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May 10, 2002 | By Frederick Cusick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Several hundred people attended the rededication of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania's cathedral in West Philadelphia last night. The cathedral, the former Church of the Saviour at 38th and Walnut Streets, has been heavily redone in its interior with large sections covered over or removed to create an open, light-filled place that was crowded with people last night. The restructuring of the church has been criticized by some architects and art historians as an act of cultural vandalism that destroyed the finest surviving Victorian church interior in the region, if not the nation.
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November 1, 2011 | By Cassandra Vinograd, Associated Press
LONDON - The dean of St. Paul's Cathedral quit Monday, the second high-profile clergy member to step down over Occupy London protests that have spilled across the historic church's grounds. The resignation of Graeme Knowles leaves the cathedral without a leader and will delay its planned legal action to evict the protest camp - though the neighborhood's governing body says it will formally ask Tuesday that the protesters leave, and will go to court if they refuse. Knowles, 60, said his position had become "untenable" as criticism of the cathedral mounted in the media and in public opinion.
NEWS
June 22, 1995 | By Terri Sanginiti, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The burglary at the chapel of St. Joseph's Pro Cathedral in East Camden was probably the work of drug addicts, its pastor reflected sadly. "It had all the earmarks of that kind of robbery," Msgr. Robert McDermont said last night. "It would be enough to get a fix. " Stolen were a statue and three devotional paintings, all of them depictions of Mary, the mother of Jesus. "When you're drug-addicted, you'll steal from your own mother," said the monsignor. Officials at the church, at 2907 Federal St., discovered the theft early Tuesday.
LIVING
September 4, 1999 | By W. Speers FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has taken his wallet to new heights, donating $10 million to the Roman Catholic fund drive for a fancy new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, in Los Angeles. The bucks from the Murdoch Family Foundation will go toward a conference center at the $163 million complex, Cardinal Roger Mahony announced Thursday. Though Murdoch is not Catholic, his former wife is, and he was inducted two years ago into the Order of St. Gregory, a papal knighthood. Murdoch heads the News Corp.
NEWS
December 11, 1989 | New York Daily News
While thousands demonstrated outside, a group of AIDS and pro-choice activists disrupted a Mass in St. Patrick's Cathedral yesterday, forcing Cardinal John O'Connor to cancel a sermon as police hauled the protesters off on stretchers. So noisy were the demonstrators in the cathedral that O'Connor called on the congregation to drown out their chants with prayer. One activist later stood in line to receive Holy Communion, then broke the wafer and threw it on the floor. He also was arrested.
NEWS
February 27, 1996 | By Erin Mooney, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
For 20 Central Bucks West choir members, the chance to miss school and travel to Paris is the opportunity of a lifetime. Not only will they walk along the Seine, visit the Eiffel Tower, and see Notre Dame, but they have been invited to sing in next week's Sunday morning Mass at the world-renowned cathedral - a very memorable way to end the sojourn, which begins tomorrow. The school's voix d'esprit (voices of the spirit) choir, made up of juniors and seniors, was invited to perform at the Mass after Joseph Ohrt, director of choral activities and music department chairman, sent a tape to officials at the cathedral.
NEWS
March 9, 1996 | by Jim Nolan, Daily News Staff Writer
It took days to plan, two hours to celebrate and minutes to clear out. By 2 p.m. yesterday, all the priests and bishops and cardinals were gone. The choir and the 2,000 or so congregants and City Council members had left. The photographers and cameramen, who had been perched like clumsy gargoyles against the great columns of the church, had moved on to other events. Now, in the dimmed lights of the basilica, amid the arrangements of tiger lilies and roses with the fog of incense hovering in the upper reaches of the cavernous cathedral, Lou Grosso was virtually alone.
NEWS
June 14, 1991 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Edward Moran contributed to this report
The red biretta was askew, and the mantelletta, a sleeveless vestment worn by cardinals and bishops, was in disarray. The unthinkable had happened. Thieves broke into the rectory of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the heart of crumbling Camden early yesterday and stole the ring and cross - symbols of office but both treasured personal keepsakes - from the corpse of retired Bishop George H. Guilfoyle as he lay encouched for viewing by the faithful. Camden police this morning charged David Taylor, 25, and a 13-year-old boy, both of Camden, with burglary and theft in the crime.
NEWS
April 10, 1998 | By Edward Colimore, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Amid magnificent stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception here, Bishop James T. McHugh portrayed a solemn moment of the Christian faith - in a simple ceremony that's been celebrated for many centuries. He knelt at the front of the 19th century church yesterday and washed the feet of six parishioners, recalling Christ's washing of the twelve disciples' feet at the Last Supper and symbolizing the Christian life of serving others. "The unity between Him and us . . . is the source of our eternal glory," said the bishop.
NEWS
April 9, 2005 | By Stephan Salisbury, Larry Fish and Elisa Ung INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul echoed with prayers in more than half a dozen languages yesterday - from Swahili and Creole and Polish to Tagalog, Italian, Spanish and English - as area Roman Catholics jammed the ornate cathedral for an hour-long midday Funeral Mass for Pope John Paul II. They crammed into pews to say farewell to their spiritual leader - the only pope many had ever known. They stood in the aisles and lined the walls, and some little children even slept on the marble floor, as Rev. Robert P. Maginnis, auxiliary bishop, said the Mass.
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July 20, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
Standing with others who had been abused by Catholic clergy, State Rep. Mark Rozzi hurled stacks of grand jury reports onto the steps of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul on Monday, and loudly vowed to continue trying to change Pennsylvania law so victims like himself can file suit in decades-old cases. Stoking a legislative fight over the civil statute of limitations, the Berks County Democrat pledged to rewrite a pending House bill to include a two-year window in which any adult of any age could sue private institutions and individuals for abuse that occurred when they were children.
NEWS
June 20, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
When it came to bridal headpieces, the last decade featured glitzy (and often ostentatious) fascinators, birdcages, cloches, and some too-busy barrettes. The trendlet This wedding season, as gown silhouettes collapse and Old World (and old Hollywood) sensibilities define modern and chic, veils are coming back to the trendiest nuptials. Where do they come from? During the Renaissance era, brides wore long, red veils, called flammeum, to ward off evil spirits. (This also is the reason brides carried bouquets of garlic.)
NEWS
April 11, 2016
The young adult novel "This Is the Story of You" introduces Mira Banul - daughter of a single mother named Mickey, sister to young Jasper Lee, who is battling a rare disease, and friend to those who, like Mira, have grown up as "Year Rounders" on a barrier island along the Jersey Shore. In this excerpt, a storm that forecasters said would simply pass is gaining force, and speed. With Mira's mother and brother in a hospital on the main land, Mira is alone as the storm - and a stranger - encroaches.
NEWS
January 16, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
When Richard Reiss was 14 and still in school, he began his cooking career at his father's restaurant near his home in Alameda, Calif., according to his autobiographical notes. "His family roots, a combination of Russian, Jewish, and Greek, meant there was a big emphasis on both food and family," the notes say. But for most of his career, he was "running GE's technology division in Maryland," he wrote. Until 2001. At age 55, he decided to become a chef, and enrolled in Johnson and Wales University in Providence, R.I., from which he graduated cum laude.
SPORTS
December 20, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
HERSHEY, Pa. - Sparked by a pair of fleet playmakers and a smothering defense, Imhotep Charter continued its season-long dominance and achieved a major breakthrough Friday night. With Mike Waters and Aamir Brown combining for five touchdowns, the Panthers, who yielded only an early field goal, blasted District 10's Erie Cathedral Prep, 40-3, in a lopsided PIAA Class AAA football final at Hersheypark Stadium. Imhotep netted 514 yards on offense to finish with a 15-0 record and become the first Public League squad to earn statewide glory on the gridiron.
BUSINESS
October 17, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Presbyterian Senior Living said it will spend $6 million on capital projects over the next three years at Cathedral Village, a continuing-care retirement community in Philadelphia's Andorra neighhorhood. Another $4.5 million will be spent on an electric co-generation system. Cathedral Village became a subsidiary of Presbyterian Senior Living, of Dillsburg, Pa., in June. Both are tax-exempt organizations.
NEWS
September 11, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
POPE FRANCIS' impending visit has most Philadelphians on edge, none more so than the people whose back yards are playing host to His Holiness. The Logan Square Neighborhood Association hosted an informational session last night in the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, the church on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway where the pope will celebrate Mass on Sept. 26. Despite the gloomy weather, about 60 residents of the Center City neighborhood - bounded by Spring Garden Street on the north, Market Street on the south, the Schuylkill River on the west and Broad Street on the East - came to hear Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison and officials from the World Meeting of Families, the police and the Secret Service perform the unenviable job of fielding concerns about how the papal visit will disrupt their lives.
BUSINESS
February 14, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cathedral Village, a continuing-care retirement community in the Andorra section of Philadelphia, has agreed to join Presbyterian Senior Living, a bondholder disclosure notice said Thursday. The affiliation agreement between the two nonprofits was signed Monday, the disclosure said. Typically in such nonprofit agreements, money doesn't change hands. Presbyterian Senior Living, based in Dillsburg, Pa., south of Harrisburg, operates 30 retirement communities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Ohio and provides services to 6,000 seniors.
NEWS
December 25, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul expects more than 3,000 people for seven Masses this week. That means 3,000 Eucharist hosts, 100 poinsettias, dozens of freshly pressed altar linens, and hundreds of hours of staff and volunteer work. "We started planning last Christmas," said the Rev. Gerald Dennis Gill, the parish rector, who manages daily operations. "This cathedral parish belongs to everybody, and we're invested in preparing it for Christmas. " The cathedral - the largest Catholic church in Pennsylvania - welcomes more people Christmas Eve and Christmas Day than any other holiday on its calendar.
NEWS
November 4, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
IF YOU WERE a cop or a firefighter in need of spiritual solace, the man to see was Monsignor James Joseph Howard. He was chaplain of the League of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and he was there day and night to help when the men and women who deal with tragedy and violence in their daily lives needed answers to their spiritual questions. Monsignor Howard was a legendary Philadelphia priest, the longest serving rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, a former faculty member of two Catholic high schools and a man who rendered his priestly duties always with the heart of Jesus.
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