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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.

July 10, 2015

Archdiocesan Class of 2015 Earns Over $300 Million in College Scholarships

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are proud to announce that 3,362 young men and women who graduated from the 17 high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in June have earned a grand total of $301,705,553 in scholarships. 95% of the Class of 2015 will pursue a post-secondary education. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia also had a high school graduation rate of 99% this year.

July 9, 2015

Mr. Joseph McFadden Named Principal of Archbishop Ryan High School

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Joseph McFadden as Principal of Archbishop Ryan High School effective July 13, 2015. Mr. McFadden is a 1997 graduate of Archbishop Ryan High school and the first graduate to serve as principal in the history of the school.

July 8, 2015

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column Special Edition: The Importance of Thinking Clearly, By Rev. Dominic Legge, O.P.

Dominic Legge, O.P., is a Dominican priest and a professor of theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He’s also the author of the article below — “Why Gay Marriage is Not Like Divorce” — which first appeared July 6 on the website of First Things magazine.

July 7, 2015

USCCB: USCCB Subcommittee Approves over $3 Million in Grants to the Church in Latin America

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America approved funding for 228 projects, totaling more than $3.3 million. The funds will be disbursed as grants to aid the pastoral work of the Church in the Caribbean and Latin America.

July 6, 2015

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Peace on Earth

Catholics celebrate the feast of St. Thomas More, the great English statesman and martyr, on June 22. But the actual date of his execution was 480 years ago today, July 6, in 1535. Henry VIII had him beheaded two weeks after the judicial murder of his friend and bishop of Rochester, St. John Fisher.

July 1, 2015

World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 Launches Official Retail Website Featuring More Than 200 Items of Event Merchandise

The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 today launched its official retail website, shop.worldmeeting2015.org, featuring more than 200 products commemorating the Eighth World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis, which are available for purchase now.

June 30, 2015

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Social Services Breaks Ground for Capital Improvement Projects at Operating Base Cecilia

A groundbreaking ceremony for capital improvement plans was held at Operating Base Cecilia, the headquarters for Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Social Services (CSS) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. These plans include a wheelchair lift to the first floor, sloped walkway to the ground floor, shower and laundry facilities, renovated kitchen and dining room, garden project, and an onsite furniture barn.

June 30, 2015

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Pope Francis’ Itinerary for Philadelphia

We’ve been eagerly anticipating today’s news from the Vatican today since it was announced last November that Pope Francis would be with us for the World Meeting of Families.