Media

St. Laurentius: Seeking the Wisdom of Solomon in Fishtown
By Michael Greenle, Plan Philly – September 19, 2016

Second chance for St. Laurentius
By Melissa Komar, Star Newspaper – February 16, 2016

Parish Vs. Archdiocese Vs. Public Good In Catholic Preservation Fight
By Thomas Rzeznik, Hidden City – January 22, 2016

Archdiocese vows to fight preservationists
By Inga Saffron, Philadelphia Inquirer – January 14, 2016

New AD Directive is a Call to Arms
By Patrick Hildebrandt, Philadelphia Church Project – January 11, 2016

Archbishop Charles Chaput: The Hardliner
By Robert Huber, Philadelphia Magazine – August 23, 2015

St. Laurentius Billboard Welcomes Pope Francis to Visit Fishtown Church
By Max Pulcini, Spirit Newspaper – August 21, 2015

Holy Repurposing: Can St. Laurentius Set New Precedent For Adaptive Reuse?
By Andrew Mark Corkery, Spirit Newspaper – August 12, 2015

The future of the past
By Melissa Komar, Star Newspaper – August 11, 2015

Holy Fences: Archdiocese Confirms Safety Fence Construction at St. Laurentius
By Andrew Mark Corkery, Spirit Newspaper – August 4, 2015

Changing Skyline: Wing and a prayer? Not so when rethinking religious buildings
By Inga Saffron, Philadelphia Inquirer – July 24, 2015

St. Laurentius: Score one for the Underdogs
By Michael Greenle, Plan Philly – July 22, 2015

St. Laurentius Church Blessed With Historic Designation
By Michael Bixler, Hidden City – July 10, 2015

Making history
By Melissa Komar, Star Newspaper – July 13, 2015

Holy Secular Decrees: St. Laurentius Designated a “Historic Structure,” Cue the Next Chapter in Saga of Ownership of Fishtown Church
By Andrew Mark Corkery, Spirit Newspaper – July 13, 2015

Philly Church Slated for Closure Designated as Historic Site [VIDEO]
NBC 10 – July 10, 2015

The Fight to Save Church From Wrecking Ball [VIDEO]
By Katy Zachry – July 10, 2015

Commission designates St. Laurentius as historical site
By Daniel Craig, Philly Voice – July 10, 2015

Historical designation saves St. Laurentius
By Bobby Allyn, Newsworks – July 10, 2015

For now, St. Laurentius is safe from destruction
By Inga Saffron, Philadelphia Inquirer – July 10, 2015

In Philadelphia’s Fishtown, A Fierce Debate Over The Fate Of A Polish Church [AUDIO from All Things Considered]
By Bobby Allyn, NPR – July 3, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Update Regarding St. Laurentius Church
By John Wisniewski, Spirit Newspaper – July 8, 2015

A matter of opinion in Fishtown: St. Laurentius estimates
By Alan Jaffe, Plan Philly – June 30, 2015

St. Laurentius Church appeal officially denied by Vatican
By Julie Zeglen, Star Newspaper – June 30, 2015

With decision near on St. Laurentius, champions of Fishtown church carry on the mission
By Bobby Allyn, Newsworks – June 16, 2015

A small win for St. Laurentius community
By Julie Zeglen, Star Newspaper – June 15, 2015

Holy Resurrections: St. Laurentius is One Step Closer To Historic Status That Would Prevent Demolition Indefinitely
By Andrew Mark Corkery, Spirit Newspaper – June 11, 2015

Meet the Fishtown parishioners who took to City Hall to save St. Laurentius
By Samuel Lieberman , Philly Voice – June 9, 2015

St. Laurentius Catholic Church moves closer to historical designation
By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Philadelphia Inquirer – June 9, 2015

Historical Commission moves St. Laurentius step closer to salvation
By Daniel Craig, Philly Voice – June 9, 2015

Historic Polish Catholic Church in Fishtown Gets Slightly Closer To Protected Status
By Cherri Gregg, CBS Local – June 9, 2015

Changing Skyline: In the rush to build houses, churches are discarded
By Inga Saffron, Philadelphia Inquirer – June 5, 2015

Holy Speculations: Academic Analysis of St. Laurentius Uncovers Hyperbole and Truth
By Andrew Mark Corkery, Spirit Newspaper – June 4, 2015

Fishtowners Fight To Save Saint Laurentius Church
By Gregory Pacana, Philadelphia Public Record – June 1, 2015

Fate of Fishtown church spurs holy war of words
By Daniel Craig, Philly Voice – May 5, 2015

The great church smackdown: Saving St. Laurentius
By Ronnie Polaneczky, Philadelphia Daily News – May 6, 2015

As demolition nears, St. Laurentius supporters seek sanctuary through historic designation
By Bobby Allyn, Newsworks – April 30, 2015

Headlines: What the Heck Is Going on at Saint Laurentius Church in Fishtown?
By James Jennings, Philadelphia Magazine – April 29, 2015

Save St. Laurentius committee submits nomination for church to Philadelphia Historical Commission
By Melissa Komar, Star Newspaper – April 27, 2015

Holy Reputations: “In Danger of Imminent Collapse”
By Andrew Mark Corkery and Jack Grauer, Spirit Newspaper – April 24, 2015

Save St. Laurentius committee vows to save Fishtown church despite impending demolition
By Melissa Komar, Star Newspaper – April 14, 2015

Fishtown residents, former parishioners rally to save St. Laurentius
By Bobby Allyn, Newsworks – April 10, 2015

St. Laurentius Supporters Take New Approach to Save Historic Church [VIDEO]
By George Spencer, NBC 10 – April 10, 2015

Letter to the Editor: ‘The word “demolition” must be removed’ from the St. Laurentius conversation
By Gregory Pacana (op-ed), Star Newspaper – April 8, 2015

Letters: Why St. Laurentius needs to be saved
By Jeanne Murphy Curtis (op-ed), Philadelphia Daily News – April 8, 2015

Save Our Church: Parishioners Pray for Fishtown Church [VIDEO]
By Randy Gyllenhaal, NBC 10 – April 6, 2015

Help save this city treasure
By Jeanne Murphy Curtis (op-ed) Philadelphia Inquirer – April 2, 2015

We ALL Lose if St. Laurentius Goes
By Susan Feenan (op-ed) Spirit Newspaper – April 1, 2015

Darrell Clarke Calls to ‘Hold Off’ Demolition Saint Laurentius Church in Fishtown
By James Jennings, Philadelphia Magazine – March 25, 2015

19th Century Church In Northeast Philadelphia To Be Demolished
By Molly Daly, CBS Local – March 22, 2015

Fishtown church to be demolished
By Regina Media, Philadelphia Daily News – March 23, 2015

BREAKING: St. Laurentius Church to be demolished
By Julie Zeglen, Star Newspaper – March 22, 2015

19th century church in Fishtown to be demolished
By Nora Muchanic, 6 ABC (WPVI) – March 22, 2015

The Rev. Francis A. Gwiazda, 72, pastor of St. Laurentius Church
By John F. Morrison, Philadelphia Daily News – March 9, 2014

St. Laurentius: Removal of Sacred Items Underway
By Andrew Mark Corkery, Spirit Community Newspapers – November 19, 2014

Removal Of Sacred Objects From Fishtown Church Sparks Outrage, Renewed Will To Fight Archdiocese
By Cherri Gregg, CBS Local – November 14, 2014

Fight over Fishtown church continues as relics removed
By Sam Newhouse,  Metro – November 13, 2014

Removal of icons from Fishtown’s St. Laurentius church begins
By Joe Dolinsky, Philadelphia Inquirer – November 11, 2014

Philadelphia Archdiocese Accused of Violating Church Law [VIDEO]
By George Spencer, NBC 10 – November 11, 2014

What Will Happen to St. Laurentius?
By Andrew Corkery, Spirit Community Newspapers – October 29, 2014

Eleventh-hour appeal
By Melissa Komar, Star Newspaper – October 7, 2014

Archbishop decertifies Fishtown church
By Vernon Clark, Philadelphia Inquirer – September 29, 2014

Saving St. Laurentius
By Julie Zeglen, Star Newspaper – June 24, 2014

Former parishioners work, pray to save doomed St. Laurentius
By Vernon Clark, Philadelphia Inquirer – May 30, 2014

A Hail Mary
By Ali Eaves, Star Newspaper – May 13, 2014

Stick to the Fight, When You’re Hardest Hit: The Persistence of St. Laurentius Parishioners
Spirit Community Newspapers – April 16, 2014

Committee forms plan to save St. Laurentius
By Melissa Komar, Star Newspapers – April 15, 2014

Sacred place or desecrated space?
By Ronnie Polaneczky, Philadelphia Daily News – April 7, 2014

Fishtown Residents Vow to Save Historic Church
By Cherri Gregg, CBS Local – April 6, 2014

Community rallies to save St. Laurentius
By , Star Newspapers – April 1, 2014

Fishtown Church Shut Suddenly Over Collapse Fears, Some Question Decision
By Vince Lattanzio, NBC 10 – March 29, 2014

Closing of Fishtown Church Sparks Outrage [VIDEO]
By Greg Spencer, NBC 10 – March 29, 2014