Press Releases

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary To Host Program With Leader Of Catholic Relief Services Global Solidarity Efforts In Ghana

February 20th, 2018

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary will host a speaking engagement featuring Mr. Thomas Awiapo, a representative from Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) in Ghana.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s ANTHEM To Host Youth And Young Adult Events To End The Month Of February 

February 19th, 2018

ANTHEM, which provides substantive and engaging ministry to youth and young adults in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will host a weekend of events to end the month of February in an effort to engage young people with their Catholic faith throughout the five-counties of the Archdiocese.

Statement of Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida

February 15th, 2018

“Nineteen years ago I sat with the parents of children murdered in the Columbine High School massacre, and buried some of their dead.  Nothing seems to change, no matter how brutal the cost. 

Declaración del Arzobispo Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. en cuanto al tiroteo en la escuela secundaria Marjory Stoneman Douglas en Parkland, Florida

February 15th, 2018

«Hace diecinueve años, que me senté con los padres de niños asesinados en la masacre de Columbine High School y enterré algunos de sus muertos. Nada parece cambiar, no importa el costo brutal. Suceden cosas terribles; se hacen declaraciones piadosas, y la nación regresa a sus propias y absorbentes distracciones. La última masacre en el […]

The Catholic Foundation Of Greater Philadelphia Partners With Catholic Housing And Community Services To Address Aging Populations In Philadelphia

February 15th, 2018

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia has selected Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (formerly Catholic Health Care Services) as its official partner and beneficiary for the first quarter if its inaugural Community Outreach Initiative.

Columna del arzobispo Chaput: Hacia una experiencia más profunda de Cuaresma

February 13th, 2018

La historia es una gran maestra, a veces de maneras inusuales y muy personales.

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Toward a Deeper Experience of Lent

February 13th, 2018

History is a great teacher, sometimes in unusual and very personal ways.  Here’s an example. Reading the Reichskonkordat (“Reich concordat” with the German state) today, 85 years after its 1933 signing, sparks some interesting thoughts.  Structured as a treaty to govern the relations between the Holy See and German government, the text is remarkably positive.  […]

Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Celebrate Feast of Saint Katharine Drexel

February 12th, 2018

Faithful throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to celebrate the feast day of Saint Katharine Drexel, a native Philadelphian and the second American-born saint canonized by the Catholic Church.  Saturday, March 3, 2018 4:15 p.m. (Confessions) 5:15 p.m. (Anticipated Mass) Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway […]

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Charity, Clarity, and their Opposite

February 6th, 2018

Nearly everyone trying to understand the current government turmoil in Washington is either (a) pre-committed to one or the other political party’s version of events; or (b) thoroughly confused.  Most of us fall more or less in the second group.  And that means a great many citizens end up feeling powerless, then disgusted, then angry.  […]