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July 28, 2015

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Unveils Banner, Hosts Events to Welcome Pope Francis

The banner unveiling will be one of a series of events hosted by the Cathedral in celebration of the upcoming World Meeting of Families and the Papal Visit. Additional initiatives are outlined below.

July 27, 2015

John Cooke Named President of Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High School

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Cooke as President of Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High School, effective August 10, 2015.

July 23, 2015

President of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School Named a 2015 Brava Award Winner

Ms. Denise Kassekert, President of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School, was recently selected as a Philadelphia Brava Award winner by SmartCEO Magazine. 

July 22, 2015

World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 & the Greater Philadelphia Film Office Announce the World Meeting of Families Film Festival

The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 and Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) today formally announced the World Meeting of Families Film Festival, which will open Tuesday, September 22 and close on the evening of Friday, September 25, 2015, just before Pope Francis’ arrival in Philadelphia.

July 22, 2015

World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 & IBM Launch “Go Philadelphia!” App

As the City of Philadelphia prepares to host the 2015 World Meeting of Families and the Papal visit, the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new mobile app “Go Philadelphia!” to help hundreds of thousands of visitors and residents navigate the city during this landmark event.

July 22, 2015

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Two Months and Counting

When Pope John Paul II chose Denver for World Youth Day 1993, skeptics were aghast. Colorado was an empty square in the middle of nowhere. A second-tier city with a Ku Klux Klan legacy, Denver was planted in the most “unchurched” region of the United States. It was more than 1,000 miles from any historic center of Catholic life. It had all the warning signs of a disaster.

July 20, 2015

USCCB: Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe Awards $5 Million in Grants

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe approved 177 grants totaling more than $5.2 million in aid to finance pastoral, educational, and construction projects in Central and Eastern Europe.

July 16, 2015

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Planned Parenthood Videos

No one should be shocked by this video. This is who Planned Parenthood is and what it does.

July 14, 2015

USCCB: Bishop Cantú Welcomes Iran Nuclear Deal, Urges Congress To Endorse Result Of Negotiations

The “momentous agreement” reached between the United States and its partners with Iran over Iran’s nuclear program is a “significant achievement” that Congress should support, said the bishop who chairs the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

July 13, 2015

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Waldron Mercy Academy

“Schools describing themselves as Catholic take on the responsibility of teaching and witnessing the Catholic faith in a manner true to Catholic belief. There’s nothing complicated or controversial in this. It’s a simple matter of honesty.