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January 15, 2019

Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Host Annual Commemoration Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This year’s gathering will feature a performance by the Philadelphia Catholic Gospel Choir followed by a special keynote address. The presenter will be Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Bishop of Belleville, Illinois.

January 14, 2019

A DELEGATION OF OVER 3,000 FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2019 MARCH FOR LIFE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

The Annual March for Life is a national event promoting the respect and protection of
all human life from conception to natural death.

January 13, 2019

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA PLACES ONE PRIEST ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE AND ANNOUNCES TWO OTHERS HAVE BEEN FOUND UNSUITABLE FOR MINISTRY

Reverend Monsignor Joseph L. Logrip has been placed on administrative leave and his priestly faculties have been restricted following an allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the early 1980s. Reverend John F. Meyers and Reverend Raymond W. Smart previously had their priestly faculties restricted. Both have been found unsuitable for ministry based on substantiated allegations that they sexually abused minors in the early 1980s.

January 11, 2019

Dr. John Haas Appointed to John Cardinal Krol Chair in Moral Theology at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

Dr. Haas was the inaugural holder of the Krol Chair from 1990-1996 and now returns to Saint Charles Seminary after a 22-year tenure as President of the National Catholic Bioethics Center. 

January 9, 2019

ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT’S WEEKLY COLUMN: DAYS TO REMEMBER

Every January starts a new year and has a number of important dates.  The week of January 18-25, for example, is the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  But for many millions of Americans, the central day of the month is the memorial of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the great voice for racial justice. 

December 20, 2018

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA PUBLISHES   AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR ADDITIONAL ENTITIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2018

In mid-November, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia published audited financial statements for The Office for Financial Services, its Pastoral Center entity, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018. Those statements reported a core operating result with a surplus of $1.3 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018. They also illustrated a cumulative improvement of $271.9 million against underfunded balance sheet obligations since June 30, 2012.