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  • Joyful ‘Strangers’: A Q&A with Archbishop Chaput

    The biblical moral grounding of America is now seen as outdated and bigoted, says Archbishop Charles Chaput in a new interview. So what are Christians to do going forward? Look to St. Augustine as a witness to living the Gospel with joy in a changing world, even when the world is hostile or indifferent.

  • Read an excerpt of Archbishop Chaput’s forthcoming book

    We’re passing through a religious revolution in America, Archbishop Charles Chaput writes in this excerpt from his soon-to-be published book, “Strangers in a Strange Land.” Now “resident aliens,” Christians need to approach 21st century America with a spirit of love.

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Strangers in a Strange Land

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has authored a new book offering guidance on how Christians―and particularly Catholics―can live their faith vigorously in a post-Christian public square.  Click here to learn more and order your copy. 

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CCA 2017

Gifts made to the Catholic Charities Appeal support close to 180 ministries and programs.

 

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CRS Rice Bowl

The 42nd Annual Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl is a nationwide Lenten program that gives people of all ages a way to respond to human suffering with compassion and action through tangible action. Each year, it opens a path to a culture of encounter through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

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Archdiocesan Missionary of Mercy

Pope Francis has extended the special ministry of the priests he has designated as “missionaries of mercy” beyond the Jubilee of Mercy. We rejoice to have one of our own priests, Msgr. George Majoros, serving in this ministry. Learn more

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Office for Catechetical Formation

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church by attending an exciting and inspirational day Mon, June 19, 2017, 8:00am – 5:30pm, Sheraton Philadelphia.

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Pastoral Guidelines for Implementing Amoris Laetitia in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia completes the reflection on the family conducted by the Synods of 2014 and 2015, a reflection that engaged the entire world.

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Normas pastorales para la implementación de Amoris Laetitia Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia

La exhortación apostólica Amoris Laetitia completa la reflexión sobre la familia llevada a cabo por los Sínodos sobre la Familia del 2014 y 2015, una reflexión que ha envuelto al mundo entero.

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Office for Divine Worship Workshops

The Office for Divine Worship offers workshops for lectors and ministers of Holy Communion that are designed to provide ongoing formation for this important liturgical ministry.

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Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica

Experience World Renowned Artists in Pennsylvania’s Largest Cathedral

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24 Hours for the Lord

An initiative of the Holy Father in which parishes open the doors of their Church for a period of 24 hours with opportunity for Confession and time for prayer. March 24-25, 2017.

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100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

The year 2017 marks 100 years since Our Lady appeared in Fatima, Portugal. Learn how the Archdiocese is celebrating!

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Apostleship of Prayer

The Holy Father’s monthly prayer intentions.

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Disabilities & Autism Help-Line

Do you need help accessing services and supports for someone with an intellectual disability or Autism? This convenient help-line can help families connect to disabilities services provided by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

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Intellectual Disabilities & Autism Workshop

Parish Contacts for the Office for Persons with Disabilities, clergy and other parish leaders are encouraged to attend this morning workshop at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center. Click here for more information.

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Annual Archdiocesan Mass & Reception

All are welcome to attend this 10:30 AM Mass and reception honoring the gifts of persons with disabilities, the Deaf community, family, friends and caregivers at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. Click here to RSVP.

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Amazon Smile

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Support us every time you shop.