Balancing the Budget on the Backs of the Poor

You may have heard that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is closing churches.  It has been in the news of late but there has been very little follow-up except to say that people are naturally unhappy. Frankford (a neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia with a population of about 50,000) is in a unique situation in that the […]

Smileys Unable to Accept Merger Plan So Removed From St. Joachim’s Transition Team

Father Thomas Higgins, Pastor of Holy Innocents, reached out to Bob and Pat Smiley, the Transition Team representatives from St. Joachim. The Smileys were invited to meet with Father Higgins at the parish rectory. We met today. The beginning of the meeting was very cordial with Father asking how everything was going and we asking […]