Press Releases

Share A Simple Meal With Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

April 3rd, 2014

Thomas Awiapo, a survivor of bleak poverty and hunger in his village in Ghana, will share his story of perseverance and success over a simple meal at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Mr. Awiapo survived with the aid of Catholic Relief Services. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is participating in CRS Rice Bowl for the 39th year […]

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Gathering That Needs Our Support

April 2nd, 2014

This week’s column is brief. But the subject matter warrants all our attention. Again this June, our nation’s bishops have asked Catholics across the country to observe a “Fortnight for Freedom.” The theme this year is “Freedom to Serve.” It highlights the many Catholic social and charitable ministries that serve the poor, the homeless and […]

Saint Laurentius Church Worship Site To Be Closed Immediately For Safety Reasons

March 28th, 2014

The Saint Laurentius Church worship site in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia will be immediately closed until further notice. The building has been examined on multiple occasions over the past several months by an independent engineering firm. An inspection conducted earlier this week led to a recommendation to close the site. This recommendation was accepted […]

Office Of Catholic Education And Faith In The Future Foundation Announce Administrative Appointments

March 28th, 2014

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Peter Balzano, Principal of Cardinal O’Hara High School (Delaware County), Mr. William E. Brannick, Director of Technology, Office of Catholic Education and Mr. Michael J. McArdle as Director of Financial Aid, […]

World Meeting Of Families – Philadelphia 2015, The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia, VISIT PHILADELPHIA™, And The City Of Philadelphia Partner On Twitter Campaign To Help Bring Pope Francis To Philadelphia

March 26th, 2014

The World Meeting of Families-Philadelphia 2015, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, VISIT PHILADELPHIA, and the City of Philadelphia are encouraging people to show their desire for Pope Francis to visit our city as well as their support for the international event being held in our city next fall. World Meeting of Families and Archdiocesan social media […]

Remarks Of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. And Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President Of The Pontifical Council For The Family At Today’s World Meeting Of Families – Philadelphia News Conference In Rome

March 25th, 2014

As part of the Leadership Delegation from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s formal itinerary in Rome, planning meetings were held at the offices of the Pontifical Council for the Family followed by a news conference at the Press Office of the Holy See featuring remarks from Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, […]

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Honor Four At Distinguished Graduate Awards

March 25th, 2014

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will honor four remarkable Catholic school graduates with its 2014 Distinguished Graduate Awards. The event honors Catholic school alumni who, through their achievements and commitment to living a Catholic life, best embody the spirit of Catholic education in the Archdiocese. 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014 The Crystal Tea Room – […]

Leadership Delegation Arrives In Rome In Advance Of Planning Meetings And Private Audience With Pope Francis For World Meeting Of Families – Philadelphia 2015

March 24th, 2014

Rome, Italy (March 24, 2014) – A special leadership delegation led by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap., Governor Tom Corbett (Pennsylvania) and Mayor Michael A. Nutter (Philadelphia), arrived in Rome , Italy, this morning to commence planning meetings for the Eighth World Meeting of Families, which will be held in Philadelphia, PA in September […]

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Lent And The Road Less Traveled

March 21st, 2014

What Francis of Assisi and every other great saint discovered in their time is that we become who we really are — we experience life most vividly — when we allow Jesus Christ to transform and work through us. Each of us as disciples receives a call to share in God’s power to give life. […]

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Announces Sale Of Selected Works By Thomas Eakins Through Christie’s Private Sales

March 21st, 2014

Contextual Background Last March, Archbishop Chaput announced a plan focused on the future viability and sustainability of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Its stated goal was to bring a sense of energy to the Seminary, its program of priestly formation, its program of permanent diaconate formation and educational opportunities it offers for the general public through […]