— Monsignor Joseph Garvin, pastor of St. Christopher's Church in Somerton, is the leadoff witness for the defense.
— Hundreds turn out during services in tribute to firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney, who died while battling an April 9 blaze in Kensington.
Changing demographics, declining enrollments, tightened household budgets, a tough economy and the advent of charter schools aren’t the only factors that led to last week’s heart-wrenching announcement by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that it will close 45 area elementary schools and five area high schools — including St. Hubert — after the current semester ends in June.
A former Catholic lay teacher accused of molesting a juvenile won’t have to stand trial with four other defendants, a Common Pleas Court judge ruled Tuesday.
Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina wants to determine if the ex-archbishop is competent to testify in the trial of one of his former aides.
A cardinal is due in court. Maybe.
The ability of retired Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua to testify will be at issue next month.
Judge refuses to dismiss charges against Monsignor William Lynn, who allegedly endangered the welfare of children by reassigning to other parishes priests suspected of molesting students.
The first in a continuing series about Port Richmond history.