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Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Remembering Two Anniversaries

Publish date: April 27, 2017

“The recent pledge by the Democratic National Committee chair to support only candidates who embrace the radical unrestricted abortion license is very disturbing. The Democratic Party platform already endorses abortion throughout the nine months of pregnancy, even forcing taxpayers to fund it; and now the DNC says that to be a Democrat–indeed to be an American–requires […]

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    Listen to episode 2, April 28, 2017, of our weekly review of top Catholic news.

  • Movie review: The Circle

    Big Brother is watching you, and he has nothing to do with the government. Such, at least in part, is the message of the confused cautionary tale "The Circle" (STX).

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Featured Links and Events


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. 


Are you being called to be a deacon?

The 2017 Permanent Diaconate Information Night is for you.
April 20, 2017 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
Saint Charles Seminary, Vianney Hall


CCA 2017

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



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.


CCA Night with the Phillies

Plan a night out with family and friends and enjoy an evening benefitting the Catholic Charities Appeal.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica

Experience World Renowned Artists in Pennsylvania’s Largest Cathedral


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


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!


Youth Ministry

Archdiocesan Office of Youth and Young Adults Announces Name Change to ANTHEM, reflecting desire to reinvigorate outreach to youth and young adults and engage them with the Catholic faith in meaningful ways.


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.


Wedding Anniversary Mass

All newlyweds or couples married 25 years or more, or 50 years or more are invited to attend the Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap., Principal Celebrant.


Amazon Smile

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