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June 13, 2016 | By Alfred Lubrano, Staff Writer
Already heartbroken that the city's first black Catholic church, St. Peter Claver, may soon be for sale, former parishioners were dismayed when a lawyer for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia mispronounced the name of the historic icon during a court hearing last week. "Oh, it's a dagger in the heart to hear that ," said advocate Faye Anderson after Nina Stryker, an attorney for the archdiocese, pronounced "Claver" as rhyming with cadaver instead of with flavor . The gaffe was interpreted as a sign of insensitivity by the archdiocese toward black Catholics fighting to avert what they see as the irretrievable loss of their mother church at 12th and Lombard Streets and a vital cultural symbol.
NEWS
June 13, 2016 | By Julie Shaw and Rita Giordano, STAFF WRITERS
Christina Grimmie delivered a powerful video performance Saturday night on twin screens in the Medford church where she, her parents, and older brother worshipped before fame and stardom called her to California. Wearing headphones and playing a keyboard, the deeply religious young woman sang the prescient words of the hymn "In Christ Alone": No guilt in life No fear in death; This is the power of Christ in me. She ended with "Till He returns or calls me home.
NEWS
June 10, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
HARRISBURG - One lawmaker called it "electioneering. " Another grew emotional as she recounted being snubbed by a priest. A third wrote a Facebook screed that became the buzz of the House of Representatives. Legislators expressed outrage this week after, they said, they had been named by priests at Mass or in parish bulletins, or in other ways rebuked by the Catholic Church, for supporting a bill to let child sex-abuse victims sue individuals and private institutions decades after the abuse occurred.
NEWS
June 10, 2016
ISSUE | SEXUAL ABUSE Pa. bill essential to heal victims and church Passage of Pennsylvania House Bill 1947, which would remove the statute of limitations for criminal prosecution for child sexual abuse and raise the age at which a victim may file a civil suit to 50, is critically important ("Justice or financial ruin? Two views on a Pa. bill," Sunday). Contrary to the scare tactics of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, this bill would work to purge the Catholic Church of the stigma of clergy abuse and reduce the possibility of abuse, revitalizing the priority of children and families.
NEWS
June 3, 2016
By John Salveson The one thing I have in common with Archbishop Charles Chaput is that I live in Philadelphia but wasn't born here. I grew up in New York and moved here in 1978. He moved here from Denver in 2011. I point this out because I believe the archbishop's relative inexperience here has led him to miscalculate the nature of Philadelphia Catholics. Let me explain. The archdiocese has launched a campaign aimed at convincing Philadelphia-area Catholics that changing the laws pertaining to the sexual abuse of children is a very bad and dangerous idea.
NEWS
May 28, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, STAFF WRITER
LONGPORT, N.J. - 11:36 a.m. Outside the Church of the Redeemer. The Fiat is parked on 20th Street, near Atlantic, and Tom Subranni exits. The church itself and all of its unusual stained glass windows have been recreated and rebuilt, a nearly exact replica of the 105-year-old original that was destroyed in the fiery lightning and windstorm of June 2012 known as the derecho. Flames lapped out of the historic rose windows, a heartbreak. Firefighters salvaged the cross, bent by heat.
NEWS
May 28, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
Gordon Hower was attending a Sunday church service with his wife when he saw a fellow congregant - displaying a handgun on his belt holster - reach for his weapon while speaking with another worshipper. He turned to his wife and told her, "Get everybody out of here," he testified Thursday. Hower said Mark Storms was showing his gun to Robert Braxton III, who appeared agitated at the service last month at the Keystone Fellowship Church in Montgomery Township, Montgomery County.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2016 | By Brion Shreffler, For The Inquirer
'So I'm waiting . . . right here . . . on the ground," vocalist Spenser Michaels intones - for about the 10th time - before the music abruptly stops. "Pretty much the [melody's] structure stays the same. After the second chorus, we can change the timing," guitarist Rob Gibbs says. "We got to get drums on that one," bass player Jules Hinson adds. Gibbs concurs. Everyone puts monitor headphones back on. Drummer Gary Dann counts off another take of "Find a Road Back to You," a song the four-piece was hoping finally to record one recent Sunday at the Boom Room in Kensington.
NEWS
May 21, 2016
ISSUE | CATHOLIC CHURCH Fight child sex abuse I was raised Catholic and cannot understand how anyone with a conscience or sense of morality can support the Catholic Church in its lobbying against a Pennsylvania bill that would extend the civil statute of limitations on child sex abuse to age 50 ("Chaput to meet with clergy on legislation," Tuesday). If the church leadership were sincere in wanting to stop child sex abuse and help victims, it would not oppose this legislation. According to the article, church officials, through their lobbying arm, have warned that the legislation could prompt litigation and bankrupt parishes.
NEWS
May 1, 2016
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