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March 27, 2015

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Thoughts for the Beginning of Holy Week

A bishop makes many friends over the years, and two of mine are Martha and Bill Beckman.
Bill worked for a time as my director of catechesis and evangelization when I was Archbishop of
Denver. Later he served as my staff theologian. Later still he and Martha entered the
Neocatechumenal Way, and today Bill serves as director of catechesis and evangelization for the
Archdiocese of Omaha.

March 26, 2015

Holy Week and Easter Liturgies at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the Proclamation of the Passion. It marks the beginning of Holy Week.

March 25, 2015

Letter of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. to the Jewish Community at Passover

On behalf of the clergy and people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I want to take this occasion to extend to the local Jewish community our prayerful best wishes as you observe Passover.

March 24, 2015

Oscar Romero Day of Commitment Connects Civic and Business Leaders with Hungry and Homeless in Philadelphia and Camden

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. and Sister Mary Scullion, R.S.M. of Project HOME were among civic, religious, political and business leaders from Philadelphia and southern New Jersey who visited homeless shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries and health clinics, to understand the personal and social dimensions of persons experiencing hunger, homelessness, and poverty in the region.

March 23, 2015

Archbishop Chaput to Celebrate Mass at 35th Annual Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the main celebrant and homilist at Mass during the 35th Annual Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference.

March 23, 2015

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: The World Meeting of Families: What You Can Do

This past weekend, March 21-22, many of our parishes included a letter from me that was read during Mass. It highlighted some of the needs we face in preparing for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) this September. We have exactly – and only – six months left before the event. The pace of getting ready to welcome visitors from around the globe and Pope Francis himself is speeding up quickly.

March 22, 2015

Archdiocese Announces Demolition of Saint Laurentius Church Building

A former worship site of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Philadelphia, the Saint Laurentius church building was closed for imminent safety reasons in March 2014

March 20, 2015

USCCB: Congress Urged To Act For Protection Of Religious Freedom And Conscience Rights In The District Of Columbia

By its recent approval of the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act (RHNDA) and the Human Rights Amendment Act (HRAA), the Council of the District of Columbia ran afoul of federal law and constitutional principles, says a letter sent to Congress by six members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on March 20. The bishops are asking Congress to rescind these two pieces of legislation.

March 17, 2015

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary to Host First Lecture in Series on Religious Freedom

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary are pleased to host the first of four lectures in the John Cardinal Krol Chair Lecture Series on Continuing the Search for Religious Freedom: Fifty Years after Vatican II’s Dignitatis Humanae.

March 16, 2015

World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 Commissions Production of Films on September Events and Papal Mass

The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 announced today that it has commissioned History Making Productions (HMP) to produce two documentary films related to the World Meeting of Families Congress and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia. These films will be marketed for sale via DVD and digital download.