Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column Special Edition: A Tale of Two Churches, By Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago
Once upon a time there was a church founded on God’s entering into human history in order to give humanity a path to eternal life and happiness with him. The Savior that God sent, his only-begotten Son, did not write a book but founded a community, a church, upon the witness and ministry of twelve apostles.
Nutritional Development Services (NDS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is pleased to roll out a new program that will make it easier for families to access free meals for their children at school. Known as the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), it allows eligible schools to serve free meals to all students regardless of individual family income.
World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 Unveils Official Prayer and Iconic Image for September 2015 Event
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. today unveiled the official prayer and iconic image for the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015, which is set to be held next September.
Most of us know C.S. Lewis as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters. But he was a teacher as well as a writer – and in his lectures, he often described God as a sculptor. For Lewis, the suffering in a person’s life has special meaning, echoed again and again in Scripture.
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 of the world around us.
Christopher Mominey, Secretary for Catholic Education Welcomes Back Students, Teachers and Staff with Video Message
This academic year marks the first anniversary of the hiring of Mr. Christopher Mominey as Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Mr. Mominey said, “I’m thrilled to be celebrating my first full year in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as Secretary for Catholic Education.
The 2014-2015 school year begins on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 for students who attend the 122 elementary schools, 17 high schools and four schools of special education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Archbishop Chaput Calls for Parishes to Join in National Effort Supporting Victims of Religious Persecution and Violence in the Middle East
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has asked that all 219 parishes in the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia consider taking part in a national initiative spearheaded by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop (USCCB) to support victims of religious persecution and terroristic violence in the Middle East.
Student Athletes from Eight Archdiocesan High Schools Assist University of Notre Dame Concussion App Research
Student athletes and trainers from eight Archdiocesan high schools are completing a week long program with researchers from the University of Notre Dame who are developing voice analysis software that will assist doctors and athletic trainers in recognizing concussions.
Two items are worth noting this week. Together, they’re a lesson in priorities. Here’s the first item. A doctor friend quipped recently that America is becoming a country where it’s easier to opt out of the Pledge of Allegiance than to avoid the HHS mandate. Expressions of national loyalty may be optional, she said. Paying for everybody’s birth control is not.