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March 25, 2014

Remarks Of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. And Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President Of The Pontifical Council For The Family At Today’s World Meeting Of Families – Philadelphia News Conference In Rome

As part of the Leadership Delegation from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s formal itinerary in Rome, planning meetings were held at the offices of the Pontifical Council for the Family followed by a news conference at the Press Office of the Holy See featuring remarks from Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, […]

March 25, 2014

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Honor Four At Distinguished Graduate Awards

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will honor four remarkable Catholic school graduates with its 2014 Distinguished Graduate Awards. The event honors Catholic school alumni who, through their achievements and commitment to living a Catholic life, best embody the spirit of Catholic education in the Archdiocese. 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014 The Crystal Tea Room – […]

March 24, 2014

Leadership Delegation Arrives In Rome In Advance Of Planning Meetings And Private Audience With Pope Francis For World Meeting Of Families – Philadelphia 2015

Rome, Italy (March 24, 2014) – A special leadership delegation led by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap., Governor Tom Corbett (Pennsylvania) and Mayor Michael A. Nutter (Philadelphia), arrived in Rome , Italy, this morning to commence planning meetings for the Eighth World Meeting of Families, which will be held in Philadelphia, PA in September […]

March 21, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Lent And The Road Less Traveled

What Francis of Assisi and every other great saint discovered in their time is that we become who we really are — we experience life most vividly — when we allow Jesus Christ to transform and work through us. Each of us as disciples receives a call to share in God’s power to give life. […]

March 21, 2014

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Announces Sale Of Selected Works By Thomas Eakins Through Christie’s Private Sales

Contextual Background Last March, Archbishop Chaput announced a plan focused on the future viability and sustainability of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Its stated goal was to bring a sense of energy to the Seminary, its program of priestly formation, its program of permanent diaconate formation and educational opportunities it offers for the general public through […]

March 18, 2014

Casa Del Carmen Graduates First Green Light Pantry Class

The Green Light Pantry at Casa del Carmen, a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will graduate the first Green Light Pantry class. Diego Castellanos, host of WPVI-TV Channel 6’s “Puerto Rican Panorama,” will be the guest speaker. In association with the graduation, the United Way and the Philadelphia Eagles will […]

March 14, 2014

Mr. Thomas S. Fertal Named 3rd President Of Cardinal O’Hara High School

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and the Faith in the Future Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Thomas S. Fertal as the 3rd President of Cardinal O’Hara High School in Delaware County. Mr. Fertal will formally assume his responsibilities on June 1st. He succeeds Dr. William J. McCusker, President of Cardinal […]

March 12, 2014

Statement Regarding The Outcome Of Father Andrew Mccormick’s Trial

Father Andrew McCormick was placed on administrative leave by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in March 2011. This action followed concerns raised by a Grand Jury Report issued in February of that year. Since that time, he has not exercised public ministry. He has not and may not administer the sacraments publicly or present himself as […]

March 11, 2014

Catholic Foundation Of Greater Philadelphia Launches 2014 Catholic School Students For Catholic Charities Fundraising Program

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia has launched this year’s Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities fundraising program, intended to educate students with the works of the Archdiocese and emphasize the relationship between charity and our Catholic faith. Student fundraiser ideas include bake sales, pep rallies, basketball shoot-offs, car washes, karaoke nights and school dances. […]

March 11, 2014

‘Mass Mob’ Initiative Makes Area Debut In The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia

Faithful throughout the Archdiocese are invited to participate in an evangelization initiative making its area debut here in Philadelphia. Borrowed from the idea of flash mobs and modeled after a successful grassroots program developed in the Diocese of Buffalo, a “Mass mob” encourages Catholics to come together in an organized fashion and in large numbers […]