October 2, 2015 |
The NFL is monitoring the weather in the Mid-Atlantic region and has been in contact with the Eagles and Washington Redskins about scheduling contingencies for their game Sunday in Landover, Md. Hurricane Joaquin has the potential to be a significant storm in the region. The Washington Post first reported that the league is looking into contingencies. "We have had discussions with the NFL as they are monitoring the weather for this week in Washington," an Eagles spokesman said.
September 9, 2015
AS A CATHOLIC, a native Philadelphia suburbanite, an adult Philly resident and a graduate of the Catholic University of America, I was beyond excited to hear the news that Pope Francis was coming to Philadelphia. Many years ago, I had the opportunity to see Pope John Paul II when I was a college student visiting Rome and later to briefly interact with Pope Benedict XVI when I was a young professional living and working in Washington, D.C., after college. From the first announcement, I was thrilled I would be able to hit "three for three" and obtain my papal hat trick so to speak on Sept.
September 7, 2015 |
Archbishop Charles Chaput recently sought to reassure an apprehensive Philly flock of the relative ease and desirability of attending this month's World Meeting of Families and papal visit, noting in an Inquirer commentary that Scripture doesn't find Mary and Joseph fretting over logistics on the way to Bethlehem. A skeptic might also note that the couple reportedly ended up staying with the livestock. In any case, the archbishop's sanguine posture was part of a welcome effort to recalibrate the approach to papal preparations, which has suffered from too much Herod and too few wise men. Much of the shift has taken the form of aggressive rebranding.
August 14, 2015 |
THEY TOLD US things were getting better in Ferguson in the year since Mike Brown was gunned down by Officer Darren Wilson and left dead in the street for an unreal - and inhuman - four-and-a-half hours. Surely, there's been some slow bending of the long arc of the moral universe; voters turned out strong in last November's election in the Missouri suburb and now its City Hall looks more like the population of the majority-black community, with two new African-American city council members and a black interim police chief to replace his fundamentally dishonest and discredited predecessor, Thomas Jackson.
July 27, 2015 |
Chip Kelly, the Eagles' ever-private coach, was once married for seven years, according to a Washington Post article. Kelly goes to great lengths to try to conceal his private life, and the article was the first time his ex-wife has been mentioned. Kelly has been the subject of books, magazine profiles, and newspaper articles without Jennifer Jenkins' name ever being revealed. Jenkins is a Washington resident who met Kelly in New Hampshire on Thanksgiving in 1989 and married him in 1992 in front of about 250 guests.
July 10, 2015 |
THE BIG GAME this week remains "Disassociation. " Networks, organizations and people have been cutting their ties to Bill Cosby for months now, but given recent revelations that Cosby admitted offering Quaaludes to women with an expectation of sex, a rape survivor advocacy group called Preventing Awareness Victim Empowerment (PAVE) is petitioning the White House to revoke Cosby's 2002 Medal of Freedom. "For many years, President Obama has been a courageous leader in efforts to help victims of sexual abuse and prevent sexual violence on campus and in the military," PAVE executive director Angela Rose said in a statement.
June 28, 2015 |
Pope Francis will visit inmates at a Philadelphia prison and speak on the plight of immigrants at Independence Hall during his visit to the United States in September, according to an unofficial draft itinerary obtained by the Washington Post. The pontiff will be in Philadelphia on Sept. 26 and 27, following the World Meeting of Families congress, which begins on Sept. 22. Officials have said the pope will attend the Saturday Festival of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and celebrate Mass outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Sunday.
November 16, 2014
ISSUE | FAMILIES Lifestyle choice Instead of using prominent space on Page 3 to inform us of anything going on in the world, The Inquirer tells us about a woman with terminal cancer - with whom I do sympathize - who wants children, pursues in-vitro fertilization, has her cousin carry and birth the twins, and states that she will not let cancer make her life choices ("Starting a family against odds," Nov. 9). And when we pro-lifers gather in Washington in the hundreds of thousands to ask for the repeal of a law that would allow more children the chance to be born, we barely get a sentence.
November 7, 2014 |
THE VOTERS may still believe in U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, but another member of his inner circle has bailed from the net closing in around him. Now Tom Lindenfeld, a Washington, D.C., political consultant, may help investigators land Fattah in an ongoing public-corruption probe. One day after Fattah collected 87 percent of the vote to win his 11th term in the 2nd District, Lindenfeld, 59, pleaded guilty to wire fraud in U.S. District Court in connection with an illegal $1 million loan he funneled into Fattah's failed 2007 mayoral bid. As part of the plea deal, Lindenfeld agreed to cooperate in the investigation linked to Fattah - who has not been charged - and to testify at trial if necessary.