In his letter, Archbishop Perez announced a new initiative that will “involve the entire Archdiocese,” and will “feature an invitation for everyone to recognize more profoundly the irreplaceable need to be in person for the celebration of Sunday Mass.”
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During the hour-and-a-half long program, Brown discussed passages from the pastoral letter “Open Wide Your Hearts,” produced by the USCCB’s Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church.
Msgr. William Lynn was convicted on one felony count of child endangerment for failing to protect children from a priest with a known history of abuse. Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said he has no doubts about retrying the case next May.
The Philadelphia archbishop will have a three-year term to help prepare for the next ordinary synod in 2018.
Philadelphia Historical Commission honors first foundation of the Augustinian Order in the United States ahead of papal visit.
Organizers are asking residents from the Philadelphia metro region, including south New Jersey, Delaware and the Lehigh Valley, to host a family for the September event.