Press Releases

Archdiocesan Office for Child and Youth Protection Issues Joint Statement with PA Office of Victim Advocate and Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape Regarding Statewide Grand Jury Report

August 14th, 2018

The Pennsylvania Office of Victim Advocate, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Child and Youth Protection have joined to share resources and provide support to survivors and parishes in the wake of the release of the grand jury report.


August 14th, 2018

The Attorney General’s investigation and subsequent grand jury report involving six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania has been broad and the content has been difficult to read. The material is painful for everyone, most especially survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones. We deeply regret their pain and remain focused on a path toward healing.

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Katharine Drexel and the Gift of Hearing

August 6th, 2018

In an age of relentless noise, silence is a treasure beyond calculation.  In silence we can think.  In silence we can make sense of a confusing and difficult time.  In silence, if we commit ourselves to truly listening, we can hear the quiet voice of God. 

Live Production on the Life of the First Recognized African American Priest in the United States

August 1st, 2018

The Office for Black Catholics of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to bring to Philadelphia an inspiring one-man production of Tolton: From Slave to Priest, a true story about the life of the first African American Catholic priest in the United States, Father Augustus Tolton.

First Mass in the Extraordinary Form to be Celebrated at Newly Established Quasi-Parish in Montgomery County

July 31st, 2018

The establishment of the quasi-parish of Saint Mary in Conshohocken is in response to an interest for additional pastoral care for those wishing to participate in Divine Worship in the Extraordinary Form.

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: The Supreme Court and the Future of Roe

July 31st, 2018

Predictably, as soon as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement earlier this summer, pro-abortion groups began lobbying the U.S. Senate hard to reject any nominee who might question or oppose Roe v. Wade. 

Columna del azobispo Chaput: un tribunal supremo y el futuro de Roe

July 31st, 2018

Como era de esperar, tan pronto como Anthony Kennedy, magistrado de la Corte Suprema, anunció su retiro a principios de este verano, los grupos proaborto comenzaron a presionar al Senado de Estados Unidos para que rechazara cualquier candidato que pudiera cuestionar u oponerse a Roe v. Wade. La ironía aquí es exquisita.