Press Releases

Statement of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez Regarding Terror Attack in Nice, France

October 30th, 2020

I was deeply saddened and troubled to learn of the attack that recently took place at Notre Dame Basilica in Nice, France.

Statement of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez Regarding the Death of Walter Wallace, Jr. And It’s Aftermath

October 30th, 2020

In recent days emotions have again flared and spilled into the streets in the City of Philadelphia as people collectively struggle with the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Walter Wallace, Jr.

To Celebrate National Digital Citizenship Week the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education Tech Team (AoP EdTech Team) Recognized EdTech Influencers and Digital Ambassadors Throughout the Five-County Region

October 29th, 2020

The Office of Catholic Education’s AoPTech administrators honored forty-four elementary and high school educators named “EdTech Influencers,” “Digital Ambassadors,” and “Social Media Ambassadors” during the week of October 19-October 23, 2020. This is the second year of the AoP EdTech Influencer and Ambassador awards. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s awards were […]

Statement of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez on the Approach of the 2020 General Election

October 29th, 2020

As Americans we hold a precious right to choose those who will govern. As Catholics, this privilege comes with a duty to vote with fully formed consciences as well as minds.

**Media Advisory**Archbishop Pérez Will Visit Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls and Celebrate Mass In Honor of Saint Hubert’s Feast Day**Media Advisory**

October 28th, 2020

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will visit Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls (SHHS) in the Tacony section of Philadelphia and celebrate Mass in honor of the school’s patron saints’ feast day. Father Carl Pieber, C.M., Board Chair of SHHS and the Sub-Director of the International Miraculous Medal Association will con-celebrate. 1:00 p.m. Monday, November […]

Statement of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez upon the Naming of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory to the College of Cardinals

October 27th, 2020

In the name of the priests, deacons, consecrated religious, and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I extend heartfelt congratulations and prayerful best wishes to Cardinal-designate Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, on being named to College of Cardinals by Pope Francis.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Key Leadership Appointments to Further Its New Model for Ministry and Evangelization with Youth and Young Adults in the Five-County Metropolitan Area

October 27th, 2020

Mrs. Marisally Santiago appointed Director of the Archdiocesan Office of Ministry with Youth; Mr. Matthew Davis appointed Director of the Archdiocesan Office of Ministry with Young Adults

The Communities Of Don Guanella And Divine Providence Celebrates Feast Day Of Patron Saint Luigi Guanella And Marks 60th Anniversary Of Don Guanella Village

October 23rd, 2020

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: National Vocation Awareness Week to be Celebrated November 1-7, 2020

October 23rd, 2020

The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, November 1-7, 2020.

*MEDIA ADVISORY* Nutritional Development Services To Hold Community Food Distribution In North Philadelphia And Distribute Over 1,000 “Farmers To Families” Food Boxes To Those Impacted By The COVID-19 Pandemic

October 22nd, 2020

Student meal kits will also be provided for children and youth who are virtual learners not receiving school meals. Each box will contain five breakfasts and five lunches along with milk.