• Pope Francis' US visit schedule: Full itinerary for DC, New York, and Philadelphia

    • Jun 30, 2015

    Pope Francis will spend six days in the United States in September, a visit that will take him from the halls of power to the margins of society in Washington DC, New York City, and Philadelphia. Here is his complete schedule as released by the Vatican. All times listed are Eastern Daylight

  • There is a ‘Francis Effect’ — in the NFL

    • Apr 22, 2015

    When the National Football League creates its schedule each season, it factors in baseball games, pop concerts, and even infrastructure challenges, like a busted bridge in Pittsburgh. The 2015 season included another challenge: making sure the Philadelphia Eagles weren’t upstaged by Pope Francis. Philadelphia is preparing for a September visit

  • Report: Pope Francis will accept an invitation to address the US Congress

    • Jan 18, 2015

    Before Pope Francis visits Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, he will address a joint session of Congress, celebrate Mass at Washington’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and in New York, address the United Nations and visit Ground Zero, the Catholic News Agency reported Sunday.

  • Archbishop Chaput loves the pope, dislikes the media

    • Nov 16, 2014

    BALTIMORE — In the days after the synod on the family at the Vatican, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput made headlines after blasting what he described as “confusion” coming from Rome. “I think confusion is of the devil, and I think the public image that came across was one of confusion,”

  • Pa. priest, ex-teacher appeal abuse verdicts

    • Oct 28, 2014

    Lawyers for a priest and former Catholic school teacher have argued to a Pennsylvania appeals court that their clients were wrongly convicted of child sexual assault. The Philadelphia case is linked to that of Monsignor William Lynn, the first US church official ever prosecuted over his handling of abuse complaints.

  • Pa. court schedules Philly cleric’s case for November

    • Oct 9, 2014

    Pennsylvania’s highest court plans to hear oral argument next month in prosecutors’ attempt to reinstate the child endangerment conviction of a Catholic priest in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the Supreme Court on Thursday scheduled for Nov. 18 the city district attorney’s bid to reinstate Monsignor William Lynn’s conviction. The