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May 2, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: The Cornerstone Of A Liveable World

In his great encyclical, Populorum Progressio, Pope Paul VI described the “natural family” – the permanent union of one man and one woman — as the key to real human development and the basis of all human community. Every neighborhood, city and nation begins with the family. It’s the seed from which all larger communities […]

May 1, 2014

Catholic Charities Appeal Partners With The Philadelphia Phillies For Second Annual Catholic Charities Night At Citizens Bank Park

After a successful turnout last season, the Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA) will partner once again with the Philadelphia Phillies for “Catholic Charities Night”. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through a dedicated link will go directly to the appeal. Orders must be placed by May 24th. To purchase tickets to this game and […]

April 30, 2014

Three Archdiocesan High School Students Awarded Prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarships

Ana DeJesus, John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School; Alex Tieu, Roman Catholic High School for Boys; Imani Richburg, West Catholic Preparatory High School All named 2014 Gates Scholars The Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future are proud to announce that three Archdiocese of Philadelphia high school seniors have been awarded prestigious […]

April 22, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Remembering Two Men, Two Popes, Two Great Saints

In just a few days – April 27, Divine Mercy Sunday – Pope Francis will canonize two of the greatest religious leaders in many decades: Blessed Pope John XXIII and Blessed Pope John Paul II. It’s a good moment to pause and reflect on each. Elected in October 1958 at the age of 77, Pope […]

April 16, 2014

Office For Child And Youth Protection Plants Pinwheel Garden For National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office for Child and Youth Protection (OCYP) planted approximately 180 pinwheels in front of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center as part of a national effort to commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention month. The pinwheels will remain in place through the end of April. The nationwide Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign was conceived by […]

April 16, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Message For Easter 2014

Dear friends in Jesus Christ, For Christians, Holy Week is the most sacred time of year. It’s a time to reflect on what the “good news” of Jesus Christ really means. C.S. Lewis once wrote that “Christianity is a thing of unspeakable joy. But it begins not in joy, but in wretchedness, and it does […]

April 14, 2014

Letter Of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. To The Jewish Community At Passover

Together with the clergy and people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I want to extend to the local Jewish community our prayerful best wishes during this year’s observance of Passover. Passover is, of course, the great feast that marks the liberation of the Chosen People from slavery. In remembering this miracle, the celebrations relating to […]

April 11, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Holy Week And The Gift Of Priesthood

Holy Week is the most sacred time of the Christian year. And on every Holy Thursday, priests of the archdiocese gather at the annual Chrism Mass to renew their fraternal bonds and the meaning of their vocation. The readings of the Chrism Mass have a special beauty and power, and they deserve the attention of […]

April 10, 2014

Archbishop Chaput To Celebrate Annual Mass For Persons With Disabilities

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the annual Mass for Persons with Disabilities. The Eucharistic liturgy is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office for Persons with Disabilities and the Deaf Apostolate, which recognizes the needs and gifts of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and facilitates […]

April 8, 2014

Holy Week And Easter Masses At The Cathedral Basilica Of Saints Peter And Paul

PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD – April 13th, 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist at both Masses. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the Proclamation of the Passion. It marks the beginning of Holy Week. Other Masses […]