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Patrick Hildebrandt

Patrick M. Hildebrandt is an award-winning writer, editor and photographer. A proud Philadelphia native and current Point Breeze resident, he’s the founder and proprietor of the Philadelphia Church Project, which since 2007 has chronicled this city’s religious buildings.

New Directive From Archdiocese Is A Call To Arms Against Preservation

New Directive From Archdiocese Is A Call To Arms Against Preservation

January 13, 2016  |  Soapbox

Last week the Archdiocese of Philadelphia issued an order to pastors and religious officials baring all involvement in placing churches on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. Patrick Hildebrandt, founder of the Philadelphia Church Project, says the rigid edict wages war on historic Catholic church survival and preservation > more