January 22 marks the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, legalizing abortion on demand. Thanks to Roe, abortion has killed more than 50 million unborn children over the past four decades – the equivalent of roughly one in six living Americans; an entire generation extinguished. But alongside the killing spree, and […]
Archbishop Chaput To Host 31st Annual Archdiocesan Commemorative Prayer Service In Honor Of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This Year’s Theme Is Deep In Our Hearts
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will lead the 31st Annual Commemorative Prayer Service in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Catholics along with other Christians and people of other faiths will gather at Saint Malachy Catholic Church to celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights leader. Sunday, January 19, 2014 […]
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 […]
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Charities Appeal is partnering with the Philadelphia 76ers for “Catholic Charities Night” at the Wells Fargo Center. Tickets are on sale now, and prices range from $25 to $40 per ticket. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through a dedicated link will go directly to the appeal. Every […]
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the main celebrant and homilist during the annual Religious Education Mass and Award Ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Among the 250 religious educators being honored, Bishop Joseph P. McFadden will be recognized posthumously with the Paul VI Award. Saturday, January 11, 2014 […]
Updated: January 8, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. EDITOR’S NOTE: National Migration Week will be observed in dioceses around the country January 5-11. Ongoing goals of Catholic efforts for immigration justice include: 1. Provide a path to citizenship for undocumented persons in the country. 2. Preserve family unity as a cornerstone of our national immigration system. […]
Dear friends in Christ, On December 26, Pennsylvania’s Superior Court unanimously reversed the 2012 conviction of Msgr. William Lynn on a charge of endangering the welfare of children. At my direction, the Archdiocese has provided 10 percent of Msgr. Lynn’s bail – $25,000 – to assist his release from prison. Msgr. Lynn is free but […]
Archdiocese Announces Parish Mergers in Philadelphia and Delaware County 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 Philadelphia and Delaware County.
Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Releases Comprehensive Policies For The Protection Of Children And Young People
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia today officially released its updated policies for the protection of children and young people, which become effective November 1st.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced today that Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has approved the recommendations of the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Committee to merge several parishes across the Archdiocese in Coatesville, Germantown, and Manayunk. This ongoing restructuring will ultimately strengthen parish communities positioning them for future growth and sustainability. “Restructuring our parishes will be […]