Press Releases

The Communities Of Don Guanella And Divine Providence To Celebrate Feast Day Of Patron Saint Luigi Guanella

October 18th, 2019

The spiritual legacy and heritage of Saint Luigi Guanella remains an integral part of the mission of the Intellectual Disabilities Division of Catholic Social Services.

USCCB: Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace raises concern and solicits prayer over renewed violence in northeast Syria

October 17th, 2019

The Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, and Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, issued the following statement over renewed violence in northeast Syria:

Catholic Housing And Community Services Partners With Catholic Charities USA To Host Two-Day Educational Training Event On Innovative Eldercare Program

October 17th, 2019

Nearly 24 representatives from 12 dioceses across the United States will be in attendance to learn about model parish-based elder care programs.

USCCB: Chairmen of U.S. Bishops’ Committees Comment on Federal Study Released on Danger of Assisted Suicide Laws to Persons with Disabilities

October 15th, 2019

Last week, the National Council on Disabilities (NCD) released a federal study revealing that assisted suicide laws are dangerous to people with disabilities.

Nutritional Development Services Of The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Kick Off National School Lunch Week With Blessing Of School Meals Program

October 11th, 2019

Nutritional Development Services serves nearly 17,000 lunches to children in the Philadelphia region every day.

Catholic Social Services And Office For Life And Family To Hold Hope And Healing Interfaith Prayer Service

October 11th, 2019

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) along with The Office for Life and Family’s Walking Together Philly ministry will hold a “Hope and Healing” interfaith prayer service asking for the intercession of God’s blessing of physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional healing for ourselves and loved ones.

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Domestic Violence and Our Respect for Life

October 9th, 2019

October is Respect Life Month; it’s also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

USCCB Chairmen Issue Statement on Supreme Court Cases on Redefinition of “Sex” in Civil Rights Law

October 8th, 2019

Bishop chairmen of three committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) commented on three cases argued before the Supreme Court today – Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., Altitude Express v. Zarda, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. to Bless 50-Foot Replica of the World Mission Rosary

October 5th, 2019

The blessing is part of the Observance of the Extraordinary Missionary Month as called for by Pope Francis in his Extraordinary Year of Mission initiative in the Universal Church.

Catholic Social Services Of The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Marks Respect Life Month With Diaper Drive For Families In Need

October 2nd, 2019

One in three families struggle to provide clean diapers for their baby. CSS’ annual Diaper Drive helps to stock the shelves of its Family Service Centers located throughout the five-county metropolitan area and benefits those who participate in its Beautiful Beginnings and Beautiful Parenting Programs.