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July 23, 1995 | For The Inquirer / JERRY TRITT
Members of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Moorestown peeked into the past - through the church building's cornerstone box. They got a blurry view - water had damaged some items. The box was opened at a service July 14, when the church kicked off the building's 100th-anniversary celebration. It will last 15 months - the time it took to raise the building, now 99.
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September 26, 1993 | For The Inquirer / DAVID J. JACKSON
St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church held a walk Wednesday as part of its 200th- anniversary celebration. John Gerding-Oresic (left), dressed as John Hannum, and Joe Carroll, dressed as Daniel Fitzpatrick, led the marchers from the Friends School to the church on West Gay Street. Hannum donated the land for the church, and Fitzpatrick was one of the original trustees.
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August 14, 1995 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS
The Philadelphia Tabernacle at 206 E. Wister St. reopened yesterday after being closed for renovations. The Haitian Interdenominational Choir of Brooklyn, N.Y., (left) celebrated the dedication ceremony in song. Below, Dickson Guillanme, the choir director, is silhouetted in the window of the church as he leads the singers.
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January 10, 2013
THE CHURCH OF the Assumption won another reprieve Tuesday. The city's Board of Licenses & Inspections Review sent the case back to the Philadelphia Historical Commission and asked it to weigh in on the latest appeal from activists trying to save the historic church from the wrecking ball. Samuel Stretton, attorney for a community group, told the board that the owner, John Wei, should have to go before the Historical Commission just as the previous owner did. But the board stopped short of requiring the commission to have a new hearing based on new ownership.
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June 28, 2002 | By Louise Harbach INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Christ Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in Willingboro, which has had a troubled past, will hold rededication services Sunday to help it heal. Bishop Marshall Strickland, who oversees African Methodist Episcopal churches in New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania and New York, will officiate at the 11 a.m. service at the church, 2999 John F. Kennedy Way. Also officiating will be the church's pastor, the Rev. Louis Richardson. At 4 p.m., there will be a worship service and civic day to introduce the reconstructed church to the community.
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May 2, 2005
TO LETTER-writer Anthony Frascino: Your comments, and those of others that feel as you do, really get under my skin. Are you Catholic? If so, why do you feel it is "necessary" for the church to change? If you are not Catholic, maybe you should take some time to learn about Catholicism. Catholicism is based on the teachings of Jesus, yet you are suggesting that we simply cast aside these beliefs in an effort to "adjust to the new global concerns. " And what, by the way, do you mean by "global concerns"?
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April 9, 2007
WHILE I FEEL that it is important for the Enon church to be involved in the community, their involvement should not pose a direct inconvenience to the residents where their establishment is located. As a resident of Mount Airy, I was appalled by the lack of consideration given to the community in terms of parking. I am not a member of Enon and chose to go to my own church on the Sunday that Bishop T.D. Jakes was there, only to return that evening to find that there was no parking within blocks of my home due to the all-day service.
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October 19, 1995 | Inquirer photographs by Peter Tobia
St. Augustine's Church at Fourth and Pine is whole again. The city's fourth-oldest Catholic church lost its steeple in a 1992 storm. A newly constructed one assumed its place atop the church yesterday.
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May 8, 1988 | Special to The Inquirer / ANDREW EINHORN
The works of 40 artists are being spotlighted at an exhibit at the All Hallows Episcopal Church on Greenwood Avenue at Bent Road in Wyncote. The exhibit is being held in the parish hall of the church, on Greenwood Avenue at Bent Road.
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December 13, 2012 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
COULD ANOTHER savior be out there ready to finally end all talk of razing the Church of the Assumption? After the city's Board of Licenses and Inspections Review voted Monday to grant a temporary stay blocking a demolition permit issued to the new owner, John Wei, activists said they would try to persuade Wei to sell the church to someone who will restore it. "If he were to sell the church and wanted to continue with his plans to develop the...
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August 12, 2016
By Grazie Pozo Christie Pope Francis' recent apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia , is a rich and complex document about marriage and family - both the noble Christian ideals and the troubled and broken ways we too often experience them. Many have interpreted the exhortation's merciful tone toward Catholics who are in "irregular" situations as a seismic shift in Church teaching about sexuality and marriage (toward a "modern" sexually liberal outlook). They have been brought back to reality by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, who has published pastoral guidelines on Amoris for the priests of his parish.
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August 4, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
After almost three years in prison for a conviction that has been reversed, Msgr. William J. Lynn went free Tuesday on $250,000 bail pending a new trial over his handling of Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children. Officials at the state prison in Waymart in Northeastern Pennsylvania confirmed that Lynn - Inmate KQ4194 - was released on bail Tuesday afternoon. For Lynn, 65 - the first Catholic Church official convicted for supervising pedophile priests - the bail ruling by Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Gwendolyn N. Bright meant freedom and reunion with family.
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July 18, 2016 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Staff Writer
Tia Manon trudged through the swampy cemetery of the old Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, looking for two names belonging to one man. Perry Ringgold was a slave who escaped the South on the Underground Railroad. James Williams was the free man he became after he was harbored by a Quaker family in Exton. According to family lore, this relative of Manon's helped found the East Whiteland church in 1832, but none of the stone markers bore a trace of him, by either name. She did come across one name she recognized, a Reason - William Reason.
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July 18, 2016
Parish renaming honors Mother Teresa's sainthood Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Schwenksville, Montgomery County, has changed its name to St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish in advance of Mother Teresa's canonization in September, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Saturday. A special Mass to commemorate the name change was said at the Catholic church Saturday afternoon, followed by the unveiling of a new sign on the side of the parish education center. The 10th anniversary of the parish was celebrated afterward.
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July 14, 2016 | By Olivia Exstrum, Staff Writer
Back in 1965, when now-U.S. Rep. John Lewis led hundreds of protesters across the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., members of African Methodist Episcopal churches were among them. A half-century later, after two black men died at the hands of police last week in Louisiana and Minnesota, A.M.E. Church members from around the world took to the streets of Center City in protest. They were among about 30,000 A.M.E. members in the city for the denomination's quadrennial conference, which ends Wednesday at the Convention Center.
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July 11, 2016 | Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer staff writer
I eat God . I do it every week. Sometimes twice. Do you think that makes me sound delusional? It's radical. Other religions, as they've been explained to me, also involve a powerful God, who may judge us, but from a great distance. Protestants accept that God not only spoke to us, but lived as a man, once upon a time. But for Catholics (and the Eastern churches), God is physically and viscerally present when we "eat this Bread and drink this Wine" consecrated at Mass.
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July 8, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, STAFF WRITER
Mayor Kenney on Wednesday denounced as "not Christian" Archbishop Charles J. Chaput's insistence that Catholics living in relationships the church considers sinful may not receive Holy Communion or hold positions of responsibility in parishes. Kenney's was among the sharper reactions Chaput's decree drew from around the region. Some were swift to denounce the archbishop as an "old white man" whose church was out of touch. Others, though, hailed the archbishop for upholding traditional church teaching or deferred with a shrug to his authority.
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July 7, 2016
A minor exterior fire was reported Tuesday night at a church in South Philadelphia, authorities said. The fire was reported at 8:55 p.m. in the rear of City Church in the 2300 block of South 13th Street, a fire dispatcher said. The blaze was declared under control 11 minutes later. No injuries were reported and the extent of the property damage was not immediately available. - Robert Moran
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July 3, 2016 | By Grace Toohey and Justine McDaniel, STAFF WRITERS
A Bucks County church fair reopened Friday night, one night after a melee that included three stabbings led police to shut it down. The injuries occurred when several fights broke out among a large group of teenagers at St. Michael's Fair and spilled over into the Levittown Town Center, according to Tullytown police. "This is the first time we've had any kind of trouble like this," the Rev. Michael DiIorio of St. Michael the Archangel Church, which has been holding the carnival for 63 years, said Friday.
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June 24, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
The Rev. Joseph Capella has gotten to know the people of Lindenwold during the last 13 years - and many of them aren't even part of his church. "I go to the diner, Wawa, I hang out at the Dunkin' Donuts - that's where I do so much ministry," said Capella, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Shrine at St. Lawrence Church in Lindenwold. "Some days I'll park my car and just walk. That's where you meet a lot of people. " He's heard confession in parking lots, has baptized people he has met, and goes to Little League games in addition to serving at his church.
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