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January 16, 2014

Archbishop Chaput To Lead Delegation From The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia At The 2014 March For Life In Washington, D.C.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will lead faithful from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on the Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. The March for Life activities will begin with an Opening Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The principal celebrant and homilist will be Cardinal […]

January 15, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Roe V. Wade And Christian Witness, 41 Years Later

January 22 marks the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, legalizing abortion on demand. Thanks to Roe, abortion has killed more than 50 million unborn children over the past four decades – the equivalent of roughly one in six living Americans; an entire generation extinguished. But alongside the killing spree, and […]

January 14, 2014

Archbishop Chaput To Host 31st Annual Archdiocesan Commemorative Prayer Service In Honor Of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This Year’s Theme Is Deep In Our Hearts

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will lead the 31st Annual Commemorative Prayer Service in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Catholics along with other Christians and people of other faiths will gather at Saint Malachy Catholic Church to celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights leader. Sunday, January 19, 2014 […]

January 10, 2014

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Host 2014 Archbishop’s Lecture Series Featuring Nationally Renowned Scholars And Authors

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Office for the New Evangelization are pleased to announce the featured speakers and topics for the 2014 Archbishop’s Lecture Series. The series presents an opportunity for all to come to a deeper understanding of the true meaning of Catholic faith, its authentic content, and its orientation toward the transformation […]

January 10, 2014

Catholic Charities Appeal Partners With Philadelphia Sixers For Catholic Charities Night

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Charities Appeal is partnering with the Philadelphia 76ers for “Catholic Charities Night” at the Wells Fargo Center. Tickets are on sale now, and prices range from $25 to $40 per ticket. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through a dedicated link will go directly to the appeal. Every […]

January 8, 2014

Archdiocese To Award Over 250 Educators During Annual Religious Education Mass

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the main celebrant and homilist during the annual Religious Education Mass and Award Ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Among the 250 religious educators being honored, Bishop Joseph P. McFadden will be recognized posthumously with the Paul VI Award. Saturday, January 11, 2014 […]

January 6, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: National Migration Week And The Goal Of Immigration Reform, 2014

Updated: January 8, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. EDITOR’S NOTE: National Migration Week will be observed in dioceses around the country January 5-11. Ongoing goals of Catholic efforts for immigration justice include: 1. Provide a path to citizenship for undocumented persons in the country. 2. Preserve family unity as a cornerstone of our national immigration system. […]

January 3, 2014


Dear friends in Christ, On December 26, Pennsylvania’s Superior Court unanimously reversed the 2012 conviction of Msgr. William Lynn on a charge of endangering the welfare of children. At my direction, the Archdiocese has provided 10 percent of Msgr. Lynn’s bail – $25,000 – to assist his release from prison. Msgr. Lynn is free but […]

June 2, 2013

Archdiocese Announces Parish Mergers in Philadelphia and Delaware County Resulting from Pastoral Planning Initiative

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced today that Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has reviewed recommendations of the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Committee and made decisions to merge parishes in Philadelphia and Delaware County.

October 31, 2012

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Releases Comprehensive Policies For The Protection Of Children And Young People

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia today officially released its updated policies for the protection of children and young people, which become effective November 1st.