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September 18, 2020

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Sends Greetings to the Jewish Community in the Philadelphia Region on the Occasion of Rosh Hashanah

Greetings my sisters and brothers of the Jewish faith tradition as you celebrate the solemn observance of Rosh Hashanah!

September 17, 2020

Mary’s Cupboard In Levittown (Bucks County) Seeks Backpack Donations To Benefit Local Veterans And Those Experiencing Homelessness

Mary’s Cupboard, an emergency food assistance site located at the Bucks County Family Service Center in Levittown, is seeking donations of backpacks to benefit local veterans and individuals experiencing homelessness. The center is a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS).

September 15, 2020

USCCB: Lives Will Be Upended: Bishops Respond to Court Decision Allowing An End to Temporary Protected Status for Over 200,000 People

Yesterday, in Ramos v. Wolf, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated an existing preliminary injunction or pause of the Trump Administration’s attempt to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 200,000 individuals living legally in the United States. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Migration, and Sean Callahan, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, issued the following statement:

September 14, 2020

Catholic Social Services’ Divine Providence Village to Host Drive-by Parade to Reunite Families and Honor the Direct Support Professionals Who Care for Their Loved Ones Each Day Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Divine Providence Village (DPV), part of The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence (DGDP) and the Intellectual Disabilities Division of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS), will host its second drive-by parade to reunite families and their loved ones amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

September 12, 2020

USCCB: Bishop Chairmen Affirm Right to Shelter for All, Commend Improvements to HUD Rule

Today the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) submitted public comment on a proposed regulation modifying the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “Equal Access Rule” for temporary and emergency shelters.

September 11, 2020

Statement from Jason Budd, Chief Negotiator for the Office of Catholic Education, Regarding Ratification of Teacher Contract

Earlier today, the Secondary School System of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Association of Catholic School Teachers, Local 1776 (ACT) reached a two-year agreement on a new contract for full-time, lay high school teachers in the seventeen Archdiocesan secondary schools serving the five-county region.

September 10, 2020

Joint Statement From The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Secondary School System And The Association Of Catholic Teachers, Local 1776

The Secondary School System of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Association of Catholic Teachers, Local 1776, have concluded their negotiations for a new contract covering the lay teachers in the seventeen Archdiocesan high schools. 

September 10, 2020

Nutritional Development Services Of The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Participate In Hunger Action Month By Hosting Annual Peanut Butter And Jelly Drive

NDS’ annual PB&J Drive helps to stock the shelves of over 50 food cupboards located throughout the five-county metropolitan area and benefit those who do not have access to nutritious sustenance. This effort is especially critical during these unprecedented and challenging times.

September 8, 2020

The Office Of Catholic Education Deeply Disappointed By Union Delay In Contract Ratification; Vows To Reach Contract Agreement With The Association Of Catholic Teachers, Local 1776

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education (OCE) is deeply disappointed by the decision of the Association of Catholic Teachers, Local 1776 (ACT) not to ratify the proposed contract today.

September 4, 2020

Update from the Office of Catholic Education Regarding Teacher Contract Negotiations

On September 8, 2020, lay teachers from the 17 high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia represented by the Association of Catholic Teachers, Local 1776 (ACT 1776) will gather to vote on a new Labor Management Agreement (LMA).