When he is installed, Archbishop-elect Perez will oversee almost 1.3 million Catholics and 214 parishes in Philadelphia.
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Bishop Perez, 58, born in Miami to Cuban parents, is the first Hispanic bishop to lead the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
The city announced that it would cease all foster-care placements through Catholic Social Services due to Church teaching on marriage. Supporters say religious providers offer needed service.
In a letter sent this week to the priests and deacons of the archdiocese, Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Senior said that the allegations concerned actions by a former student against another during the 2010-11 academic year.
A Nov. 15 article published by the U.S. bishops’ news service omitted much of Archbishop Charles Chaput’s response to critical remarks by Cardinal-elect Kevin Farrell.
This month, officials announced that the school was abandoning a previous plan for consolidation on the current campus and is looking to move to a partner Catholic college or university in the archdiocese.
Father Doug McKay founded the Our House recovery home in 1997, two years after his own brother died in a nearby crack house.
A renewed agreement between the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Faith in the Future Foundation shows that traditional Catholic education can thrive with a new business model.