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    • St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
Eyes on the Street

Saying goodbye to Philadelphia’s first black Catholic church

By Ashley Hahn Over tea, at her kitchen table, Adrienne Andrews Harris cracks open a thick binder containing the story of St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church. It’s a blend of…

    • St. Mary of the Assumption, Manayunk, 2012 | Bas Slabbers for NewsWorks (file)

Redevelopment approach to St. Mary's site frustrates Manayunk neighbors

In a community as dense as Manayunk, any development proposal that will bring more housing units and fewer parking spaces faces a tough fight from longtime residents who feel the neighborhood…

    • St. Laurentius, 2015 | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

St. Laurentius: Seeking the Wisdom of Solomon in Fishtown

As Fishtowners mull the residential redevelopment proposed for St. Laurentius Church, Faithful Laurentians are hoping for a different plan that requires less alterations of the building. Community ContributorFishtown native,…

    • St. Augustine Catholic Church, Interior, 2016 | Jared Brey

Catholic Church paintings added to historic register

The Philadelphia Historical Commission voted Friday morning to add a series of religious paintings inside St. Augustine Catholic Church at 4th and New streets in Old City to the local register…

    • St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church

Archdiocese reminds parishes not to cooperate with external preservation efforts

Last week, Catholic parishes around Philadelphia received a note from Monsignor Daniel Kutys, the Moderator of the Curia, who coordinates administrative affairs for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The purpose of the…

    • Looking Up: St. John the Baptist
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Structural concerns at St. John the Baptist in Manayunk

St. John the Baptist, Manayunk’s major Catholic Church, is a landmark in every sense of the word. But at 120 years old St. John’s is need of significant repair.  The church…

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Consolation, St. Leo create new community following parish merger [video]

Catholic school closures around Philly have been making headlines for years. But the parishes that stand behind those schools are struggling as well, and some of them are now being…

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St. Bart's convent, 7 other archdiocese properties to be auctioned

The convent at St. Bartholomew parish in Wissinoming will be auctioned off next month, along with seven other properties that belong to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 'The school buildings and convents…

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Frankford Catholics worried about parish merger's impact on community [video]

The 15th Police District Advisory Council and the Frankford Civic Association honored St. Joachim Pastor Father Steven Wetzel Sunday for his commitment to the community. But the celebration was bittersweet, as…

Priest residing at St. Martha's placed on leave

A priest residing at St. Martha's parish has been placed on administrative leave based on an allegation he sexually abused a minor more than 40 years ago. Rev. James Collins, who…

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Catholic school alumni invited to share their photos

Calling all Catholic school alumni: Philadelphia magazine is inviting former Catholic school students to share photos from their school days. The request follows an article from the May issue by Michael…

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Holy Family, Archbishop Ryan announce education partnership

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catholic Education announced Wednesday a partnership between Holy Family University and Archbishop Ryan High School. Ryan students who graduate with a GPA of at least…

    • morninglight
Eyes on the Street

Feb 4: Blatstein casino update | Bakers Centre ShopRite job access | Overbrook parish merger | St. Bonaventure's grim future | Pittsburgh-Harrisburg Amtrak jeopardized

Good morning, and welcome to the working week. Enjoy the sunny, albeit chilly, morning: The skies are going to cloud up and bring another evening dusting of snow our way. Bart…

Philly braces for Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy will bring thousands of people an unplanned day off Monday, but it will be a wet, windy and anxious one. Philadephia Mayor Michael Nutter has urged everyone but essential…

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New website to help parents choose a school in Philly

Many Philadelphia parents want to take advantage of the city's varied school options but feel they need better information. The Philadelphia School Partnership wants to help. PSP, along with Mayor Michael…

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Back on the steps, Hubert's students rally to celebrate change [slideshow]

Students of St. Hubert's High School stood fanned out on the front steps of their school Friday, proud to cheer, “green, blue, pink, gold…our school won’t be sold.” In January, they…

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Once slated for closing, St. Hubert's joyfully opens for new school year

  Many Philadelphia Catholic school students are back in class this week. The first day back to school wasn't always a certainty. One Day One at St. Hubert's High School for…

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Philly diocese turns Catholic high school management over to foundation

Closing schools, selling properties -- the Philadelphia Archdiocese's economic woes have been well documented. Now, in a nationwide first, archdiocese leaders hope to rejuvenate the city's catholic education system by handing…

Monsignor Lynn denied bail as lawyers plan sentence appeal

Monsignor William Lynn, the former Philadelphia Archdiocese official convicted of child endangerment for failing to prevent other priests from sexually abusing children, will remain in jail for the foreseeable future. Lynn's…

William Lynn gets 3 to 6 years in Philadelphia church sexual abuse case

The first U.S. church official convicted for his handling of sexual abuse allegations against other priests, has been sentenced to three to six years in prison. The punishment was handed…

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