Former parishioners at St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church last week formally filed an appeal to reopen the recently closed parish.
Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council on Monday night honored the Rev. Steve Wetzel, pastor of St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church, for his longtime support of the organization.
Pennsylvania’s Superior Court on Tuesday ordered Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina to file an opinion of the appeal of a priest’s child endangerment conviction that resulted from last year’s history-making sex-abuse trial.
— The Lubavitch Center for Russian Jewry plans to purchase a house on Bustleton Avenue to use for worship.
— Emotions ran smoking hot when Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia Fire Department brass showed up for the dedication of a new firehouse in Tacony on Tuesday.
On the heels of the conviction of a high-ranking Catholic church official, veteran attorneys and a victims' advocate encourage childhood sexual abuse victims to speak up.
While waiting for sentencing, to be held July 24, Monsignor William Lynn will cool his heels in a jail cell.
— Convicted felon Monsignor William Lynn hopes for a taste of freedom before he is sentenced.