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July 16, 2014

Archdiocese of Philadelphia To Host Open Forum With U.S. Association of Consecrated Virgins

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is hosting an informational gathering with the United States Association of Consecrated Virgins before their 2014 convocation, which is being held in Philadelphia.

July 15, 2014

First Class Relic of Pope Saint John Paul II To Be Venerated At Cathedral Basilica Of Saints Peter And Paul

A precious Relic of the recently canonized Pope Saint John Paul II will be exposed for public veneration between all of the Masses at the Cathedral Basilica.

July 14, 2014

Ms. Denise LePera Named President of Archbishop Ryan High School

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Denise LePera as President of Archbishop Ryan High School, effective July 28th.

July 10, 2014

Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future Launch “Transfer Advantage” Campaign

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are proud to announce the launch of a new transfer grant campaign, taking place in all 17 Archdiocesan high schools. The “Transfer Advantage” campaign is an outreach to parents of any students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grades who are not currently enrolled at an Archdiocesan high school.

July 1, 2014

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Agreement of Sale with Center Management Group Regarding Nursing Homes Operated by Catholic Health Care Services

Last July, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia published audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. The financial statements disclosed a $39.2 million operating deficit for that period as well as very significant underfunded balance sheet liabilities that measured in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

June 1, 2014

Archdiocese Announces Parish Mergers in Philadelphia as well as Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks Counties 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 the City of Philadelphia as well as Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks Counties.

May 28, 2014

Catholic Social Services Out Of School Time Programs To Celebrate Fantasy Baseball World Series

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Out of School Time (OST) Programs will host a championship fantasy baseball tournament featuring over 50 students from six sites. The students at the fantasy baseball tournament will apply statistical analyses to the sport of baseball. Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cardinal Bevilacqua […]

May 22, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Preserving The ‘Vital Sources Of Our Humanity’

A week after arriving in Philadelphia in 2011, I got an email from a very persuasive student inviting me to speak at his school – the University of Pennsylvania. I said yes, and I’m glad I did. It was my first taste of our city’s many excellent universities and colleges, from Villanova and St. Joe’s, […]

May 20, 2014

Statement Of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap Regarding Marriage Ruling In Pennsylania

Today’s federal district court decision striking down Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act is a mistake with long-term, negative consequences. Like many other Pennsylvanians, I hope that an appeal will be made promptly. Laws that defend the traditional definition of marriage were enacted for sound reasons-namely to defend the rights of children and contribute to the […]

May 19, 2014

House Blessing For Former Residents Of Don Guanella Village

Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will hold a Blessing for two of its group homes in Downingtown for former residents of Don Guanella Village. Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:30 p.m. 125 Whiteland Avenue Downingtown, PA After the first House Blessing the participants including the residents of the two houses, their relatives, […]