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Justices to hear Philly dispute over same-sex foster parents

The justices will review an appeals court ruling that upheld the city’s decision to stop placing children with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s agency because it would not permit same-sex couples to serve as foster parents.

By The Associated Press

New archbishop installed as head of Philadelphia archdiocese

Nelson Perez, the former bishop of Cleveland, is the first Hispanic archbishop to lead the five-county diocese.

By The Associated Press

‘A new era for Philly’: Spanish-speaking Catholics praise Hispanic archbishop

The phone at St. Patrick’s, where roughly the majority of parishioners speak Spanish, rang all day long with churchgoers who are ecstatic over the appointment of a Hispanic archbishop.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY and Emily Scott/WHYY

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As Pa. compensation programs end, church victims wrestle with the price put on abuse

Some victims have used the program to put their fight with the church behind them. Others scoffed at the price tag put on their trauma. This is the story of two men who came to different conclusions.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

As window for claims closes, Archdiocese of Philadelphia to pay $32M to abuse victims

Statewide, the awards average about $125,000.
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY