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Investigations

15-year-old boy injured in shooting outside West Philly church, police say

West Philly church shooting

Investigations

Police question person of interest about vandalism at Mother Bethel AME Church, National Shrine of St. John Neumann

Vandalism Mother Bethel

Investigations

Mother Bethel AME Church's stained glass windows smashed by vandal

Mother Bethel AME church vandalism

Religion

Vatican elevates Germantown chapel to 'minor basilica' status

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Religion

Archdiocese of Philadelphia to close 4 Catholic churches in city, suburbs

Philly Catholic Churches Closing

Real Estate

Demolition of St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown could begin Tuesday

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Weather

Lighting bolt sets fire to steeple at Port Richmond church

Port Richmond Church Steeple

Development

Fishtown's historic St. Laurentius Church to be replaced by 8-story residential building

St. Laurentius Church Fishtown

Health News

Blood donors desperately needed in Philly and beyond amid national shortage

National blood donor shortage

Donations

Arch Street United Methodist Church seeking to raise $5 million for restoration project

Arch Street United Methodist Church

Development

Demolition permits issued for Fishtown's historic St. Laurentius Church

St Laurentius Demolition

Investigations

Four juveniles arrested for allegedly starting fire that destroyed St. Leo Church in Tacony

St. Leo Church Philly fire

Investigations

Missing statue found, returned to National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia in South Philly

National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia

Investigations

St. Leo Church demolished in Northeast Philadelphia after fire

St Leo's Church Fire

Courts

Former Delaware County Council candidate to face trial on embezzlement charges

Delco Pastor Embezzlement

Religion

Archdiocese of Philadelphia to close churches in Northern Liberties, Delaware County

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Illness

Philly health department warns of COVID-19 outbreak at Tacony church

Philly Church COVID-19

Fires

Historic Chester church destroyed by five-alarm fire

Chester church fire

Churches

South Jersey church defies Gov. Murphy’s executive order, holds in-person services

South Jersey church

Mass

Archdiocese of Philadelphia to resume Sunday mass services, Archbishop says

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Tragedies

13 children die in fire at Haitian orphanage run by controversial Pennsylvania nonprofit

Haiti Orphanage Church of Bible Understanding

Investigations

Former Tullytown Catholic priest charged with sexually assaulting altar boys in mid-90s, early 2000s

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Churches

West Philly's Greater Bible Way Temple starts GoFundMe to help restore church after fire

 Greater Bible Way Temple fire

Fires

West Philly church catches fire, three-alarm blaze placed under control after three hours

 Greater Bible Way Temple fire

Investigations

Pennsylvania's clergy abuse hotline received 1,900 calls since grand jury report

Pennsylvania clergy abuse hotline

Health Stories

Churches wipe out millions in medical debt for others

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Performances

PHOTOS: Local churches set the stage for new dance performance

Carroll - Dance rehearsal Church of the Advocate

Religions

PHOTOS: Commuters receive 'Ashes to Go' on holy day of repentance

Carroll - Ash Wednesday Ashes to Go

Investigations

Philly priest arrested, charged with rape following year-long investigation

Saint Martin of Tours

Investigations

New Jersey’s new Clergy Abuse Task Force files first criminal case against priest

Saint Cecelia Church Woodbridge

Investigations

Former Pennsylvania, N.J. priests on new list of Jesuits accused of sex abuse

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Charities

How Salvation Army's red kettles became a holiday tradition

Investigations

Philadelphia Archdiocese, day-care reportedly being sued over screening of child abuser

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Investigations

Philly archdiocese joins others in establishing victim compensation funds

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Shooting

Live coverage: Multiple people reported dead in shooting at synagogue in Pittsburgh

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Investigations

South Jersey man arrested for alleged sexual assault of child during church functions

Gloucester County Community Church

Investigations

U.S. Justice Dept. opens investigation into clergy child abuse in Pennsylvania

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Investigations

New Jersey launches task force to investigate sexual abuse by clergy members

St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church in Bayville, New Jersey.

Investigations

Landmark report on sexual abuse by Pennsylvania priests includes a handful with stops in Philadelphia

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Opinion

50 years after his 'Mountaintop' speech, Dr. King’s legacy still calls us to serve

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Odd News

Pennsylvania church plans to bless worshippers' AR-15 rifles

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Odd News

Petition calls for removal of Philly church's live nativity scene after cow escapes

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