The Rev. Andrew McCormick and Monsignor Gregory J. Parlante were found to be no longer suitable for ministry following internal church investigations. McCormick, who had been on administrative leave since 2011, was found to have against him a substantiated allegation of sexual abuse of a minor. In 2017, church officials discovered that Parlante had received illegal drugs in a package.
Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan's letter, which was to be read at all vigil and Sunday Masses this weekend, joins responses from other local and national church leaders after the scathing grand jury report released in Pennsylvania last week.
After an astonishing real estate renaissance for the last six years, Philadelphia's homes are worth no more right now than they were last year, according to a new analysis. It's raising questions among observers: Have we reached the top of the market?
After announcing earlier this year that he would be willing to transfer his agreement of sale for the Christian Street Baptist Church to a preservation-minded buyer, developer Ori Feibush has decided to proceed with his plan to demolish the church.
Within the last few years, mortgage lenders have been easing credit requirements to give first-time and low- to-moderate income buyers more of an opportunity to purchase homes. But some critics wonder whether loosening credit may put borrowers at risk.
In a moment of harmony between City Council members and the Building Industry Association, the group announced the new legislation at a news conference Wednesday. The legislation is expected to create as much as $25 million annually for affordable housing construction.
Caitlin McCabe covers Real Estate for the Inquirer.