Press Releases

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez to Preside at Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Prayer Service

January 15th, 2021

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will preside at the annual Archdiocesan Interfaith Prayer Service commemorating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Partners with Convergence Acceleration Solutions Group to Host $50,000 Matching Gift Challenge To Support Hunger Relief in the Philadelphia Region

January 12th, 2021

In an effort to double the impact, CAS Group is challenging others in the Philadelphia region to help fight food insecurity by pledging to match all donations made to NDS now though January 18th dollar-for-dollar up to the amount of $50,000.

USCCB: U.S. Bishop Chairmen Call for End to Executions and Ask Congress to Abolish Federal Death Penalty

January 11th, 2021

With three more federal executions scheduled in January, two bishop chairmen call on the current Administration to stop, and for the new Congress and incoming Administration to abolish the death penalty in federal law.

**Media Advisory** Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez to Hold News Conference Launching 2021 Catholic Charities Appeal

January 11th, 2021

Archbishop Pérez will announce this year’s fundraising goals and highlight the impact the initiative has on those served by the charitable and educational ministries of the Archdiocese.

Statement of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez Regarding Yesterday’s Violent Protests at the United States Capitol

January 7th, 2021

Like so many Americans, I watched the violent protests and vandalism unfold in the United States Capitol with shock and dismay.

Declaración Del Reverendísimo Nelson J. Pérez Sobre Las Violentas Protestas De Ayer En El Capitolio De Los Estados Unidos

January 7th, 2021

Como tantos estadounidenses, vi con desconcierto y consternación las violentas protestas y el vandalismo que se desarrollaron en el Capitolio de Estados Unidos. Ayer fue un día verdaderamente triste para nuestro país, un día que espero y oro que nunca se repita. En medio de nuestro dolor compartido, debemos recordar que lo que vimos no […]

USCCB: Presidente de la Conferencia Episcopal condena las protestas violentas y reza por la seguridad mientras el caos amenaza al Capitolio de Estados Unidos

January 7th, 2021

WASHINGTON — El arzobispo José H. Gomez de Los Ángeles, presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos (USCCB), emitió la siguiente declaración en respuesta a la violencia de hoy en el Capitolio de Estados Unidos.

USCCB: U.S. Bishops’ President Condemns Violent Protests and Prays for Safety as Chaos Threatens U.S. Capitol

January 7th, 2021

WASHINGTON —Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement in response to today’s violence in the United States Capitol.

Catholic Social Services’ Divine Providence Village Receives Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine— Administers First Doses to Frontline Workers and Residents

January 7th, 2021

A group of frontline workers and residents at Divine Providence Village (DPV), part of The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence (DGDP) and the Intellectual Disabilities Division of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday afternoon.

Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Receives $50,000 Donation from Convergence Acceleration Solutions Group To Help Feed the Hungry in the Philadelphia Region

January 5th, 2021

The donated funds will be used to support NDS’ Community Food Program and help stock the shelves of its network of over 50 food cupboards located throughout the five-county metropolitan area. Funds will also be used to purchase meals for those in critical need of support and be distributed through NDS sponsored community food distributions.