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Justice Alito warns of infringements to freedom of religion

Catholic News Service WYNNEWOOD, Pa. — The graduating class at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in the Philadelphia archdiocese received a special treat at the Concursus...

Priest out of prison after posting bail; to be retried next...

  Catholic News Service   PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Although the former secretary for clergy of the Philadelphia Archdiocese was freed from prison after posting $250,000 bail Aug....

Philadelphia archdiocese to sell its seminary property, move operations

Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — The board of trustees of Philadelphia’s St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood has called for scrapping the planned consolidation of...

Phila. archdiocese sells three properties for $56 million

PHILADELPHIA — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s finances took a major step toward good health with the announcement Oct. 2 of agreements of sale for...

Phila. archdiocese sues to stop federal mandate for contraception coverage

Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and its Catholic Charities affiliates sued three agencies of the U.S. federal government June 2 seeking...

Court orders Phila. priest released from prison

PHILADELPHIA — A panel of judges for a Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed the decision on a priest's conviction in handling a clerical abuse case...

Phila. ex-priest admits abuse; lawsuits settled, filed

PHILADELPHIA — As two of his former colleagues prepared to face trial on abuse-related charges, a former priest of the Philadelphia archdiocese was sentenced...

Phila. closes 10 parish schools, 23 regional ones formed

Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — Forty-nine Catholic schools in the Philadelphia Archdiocese will form 23 regional schools and 10 schools will close outright, according to...

Two archdioceses lose $1 million each in thefts

Employees of the New York and Philadelphia archdioceses are accused of stealing $1 million each in church funds over the past decade. In New York,...

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