GREAT EXPECTATIONS: The Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia

We asked local residents what they thought  about Pope Francis, his visit and the future of the Catholic Church in our area. 1. What is different to you about Pope Francis compared to previous popes? 2. What impact do you… Continue Reading

Catching Up with James Carroll…Seventeen Years Later

By Sabina Clarke CHRIST ACTUALLY The Son of God for the Secular Age By James Carroll Viking 352 pp. $30 I first met James Carroll author, ex-priest and anti-war activist in 1997 when he was invited to the Free Library… Continue Reading

Open Letter to Cardinal Rigali

By Charles McMahon You have clearly been following instructions that have come from the Vatican in the past three decades regarding the divulging of priestly crimes to civil authorities. The letter from the Sacred Congregation for Clergy, dated January 31,… Continue Reading

Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, SNAP, Protests In Front of Cathedral

Chicago resident Barbara Blaine, President of SNAP and herself a victim of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest in Toledo, Ohio was present at the February 13th demonstration outside the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul in downtown Philadelphia. About… Continue Reading