- Apr 23, 2021
The 798 students of Msgr. Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School, both in person and virtually, welcomed Philadelphia Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez for a Mass and tour of the school in suburban Drexel Hill Feb. 24.
Declining enrollment and underutilized buildings are causing the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to close two high schools at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year.
Hundreds of nurses have gone on strike at a suburban Philadelphia hospital, citing low staffing levels amid rising coronavirus cases.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed likely to side with a Catholic social services agency in a dispute with Philadelphia over the agency’s refusal to work with same-sex couples as foster parents.
The Supreme Court, with a full bench, will hear oral arguments by teleconference Nov. 4 about a Catholic social service agency that had been excluded from Philadelphia’s foster care program for not accepting same-sex couples as foster parents.
Police say they have identified a suspect but charges have been deferred in the case of an assault on a woman who had just finished a reading during Mass at a Catholic church in Philadelphia over the weekend.
Philadelphia’s archbishop called it a “senseless act of aggression” after a woman who had finished a reading at a Catholic church was punched as she left the altar.
A Philadelphia historical panel is recommending the demolition of the two spires of a shuttered 19th-century church at the urging of the New Jersey developer who bought the building earlier this year, but says the crumbling structure faces imminent collapse.