Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. To Bless And Dedicate Pennsylvania’s First Homeless Jesus Statue At Saint John’s HospiceJuly 27th, 2017
Archbishop Chares J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will preside over the blessing and dedication of Pennsylvania’s first Homeless Jesus statue at Saint John’s Hospice, a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Catholic Social Services’ To Host Seventh Annual Out-Of-School Time Picnic For 650 Children And YouthJuly 19th, 2017
Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will host its seventh annual picnic for approximately 650 children and youth from 10 Out-of-School Time Programs.
History is full of great quotations that people never said. One of the best lines comes from Vladimir Lenin. He described Russian progressives, social democrats, and other fellow travelers as “useful idiots” – naïve allies in revolution whom the Bolsheviks promptly crushed when they took power. Or so the legend goes.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will hold a Commissioning and Send off Ceremony for three parish ambassadors; Ms. Norma Yabut, Ms. Lois Heist, and Mr. Levi Keene who will be traveling to Burkina Faso, Africa, for a ten day delegation trip.
Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. On The Appointment Of Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez As The 11th Bishop Of The Diocese Of ClevelandJuly 11th, 2017
His wide-ranging pastoral and administrative experience among diverse communities makes him well prepared to shepherd a diocese of his own. I’m confident that Bishop Perez will carry on the work of his predecessors with great energy, compassion, zeal, and fidelity.
Christians are always, in a sense, outsiders. We have the joy and privilege to be a leaven for good in society. That’s an exhilarating vocation. It means working for as much justice and virtue in human affairs as we can. We have a special obligation to serve the weak and the poor, and to treat even those who hate us with love. But while we’re in the world and for the world, we’re never finally of the world. And we need to understand what that means.