News Releases from the Archdiocese
Pennsylvania’s Bishops: We Pledge Our Support for Independent Sex Abuse Survivors’ Compensation ProgramPublish date: September 21, 2018
Since the release of the grand jury report on August 14, we the Catholic bishops of Pennsylvania have reflected deeply on the ugly record of clergy sexual abuse in our Commonwealth, and on times when Church leadership failed to protect our people over a period of decades.
News from CatholicPhilly.com
The crisis the Catholic Church is facing is not "a crisis of faith" but is "a crisis of leadership," Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski told archdiocesan clergy. People "need to be able to trust us."
More than 700 people in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis attended a holy hour Sept. 15 in response to the sexual abuse crisis in the church. They sought to answer the question, "Where is God?"
Our Pledge to Protect
The Archdiocese’s story of where we have been, where we are, and where we are headed in our work to protect children and young people entrusted to Her care as well as to assist survivors on their journey to healing.
Archdiocesan Prayer Vigil of Reparation and Petition
An Archdiocesan Prayer Vigil of Reparation and Petition will take place on September 14, 2018 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul from 5:00 p.m. to Midnight. All faithful are invited to come together and pray for the victims of abuse, pray in reparation for the untold damage of sin, and petition the Lord to provide for the cleansing and faithfulness of the members of his Church.
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.
HUMANAE VITAE Conference
This conference will highlight the fulfillment of Blessed Paul VI’s prophecies on contraception and offer a reflection on what is necessary to reverse this trend today.
File an EthicsPoint Report
The Archdiocese has selected EthicsPoint to provide you with a way to anonymously and confidentially report actual or possible violations of financial policies.
Gifts made to the Catholic Charities Appeal support close to 180 ministries and programs.
RISE: A Call for Men to Live Out Their Vocation in the World
RISE challenges men to live the fullness of their vocation every day; at home, at work, and in their communities.
Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Rome for Canonizations of Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is sponsoring an eleven day pilgrimage throughout Italy for the canonizations of Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero. Pope Francis will preside at the ceremonies at the Basilica of Saint Peter on Sunday, October 14th. Click here to learn more.
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.
For stressed or troubled marriages
The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience with 6-12 post-weekend sessions over 3 months. It provides the tools to help put your marriage in order again. The main emphasis of the program is on communication in marriage between husband and wife.
Remain in My Love
Archbishop Chaput’s 3-year initiative for the renewal of marriage and family life in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Learn more at archphila.org/remain.
Friends of St. John Neumann
Catholic Men’s Pornography Addiction Group
Hope in Christ: Spiritual Support for Addiction
The Church desires to be close to her children who are struggling with addiction and to bring them the healing power of Jesus Christ’s love. Visit the Hope in Christ website to find local Catholic events and resources to support you.
The Office of Youth and Young Adults for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia exists to reveal the real person of Jesus, to help people discover their identity in Him, and to assure everyone that they belong in His Church.
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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