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

Fr. Tony Flannery Heretic or Prophet?

By Barbara Nolan For a heretic, Father Anthony Flannery is remarkably down-to-earth. The 67-year-old Redemptorist priest, a native of County Galway, has a sharp wit honed during a long career as an itinerant preacher and a highly developed sense of… Continue Reading

Shared History – Shared Hearts

FROM COUNTY ROSCOMMON IN IRELAND TO NORTHPHILADELPHIA By  Joanne Ennis and Eileen Troxell Saint Malachy Parish in North  Philadelphia is celebrating its 160th jubilee.  The first parishioners of Saint Malachy were part of the great migration from Ireland in the 1850s. … 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