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September 4, 2020

Office of Catholic Education Provides Update to High School Families Regarding Teacher Contract Negotiations

Today, all school families in the 17 Archdiocesan high schools located throughout the five-county region received a letter regarding teacher contract negotiations from Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott, I.H.M. Ph.D., Superintendent for Secondary Schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

September 3, 2020

Catholic Social Services’ Mercy Hospice to Observe National Recovery Month by Participating In Virtual Recovery Walks

All are invited to join in spirit with Mercy Hospice and walk on their own to raise awareness of substance use disorders and celebrate individuals in long-term recovery by joining as a Virtual Recovery Walk participant.

September 3, 2020

USCCB: President of U.S. Bishops Conference Announces Emergency Collection for Natural Disasters in Wake of Hurricane and Wildfire

WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has requested that bishops across the country consider taking up a voluntary special collection for the humanitarian, long-term recovery, and Church needs arising from the increasing number of natural disasters in the United States.

September 3, 2020

USCCB: Bishop Chairman Issues Labor Day Statement on Rebuilding a Dignified Post-COVID World

WASHINGTON – Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, issued the annual Labor Day statement on rebuilding after the devastation of the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus.

September 2, 2020

USCCB: Bishop Chairmen Issue Statement for Sixth Anniversary of World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

WASHINGTON – Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City and Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, respective chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committees on Domestic Justice and Human Development and International Justice and Peace, issued a pastoral message for the annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation:

August 28, 2020

Statement of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez Regarding Hurricane Laura

I am stunned by the heartbreaking images of the devastation left by Hurricane Laura.

August 28, 2020

U.S. Bishops’ President Prays for Life and Safety as Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall

WASHINGTON —Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement praying for the lives and safety of all those in the path of Hurricane Laura as it makes landfall in the Gulf Coast:

August 28, 2020

USCCB: In Wake of Kenosha Violence, U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for Committee Against Racism Urges Day of Prayer and Fasting

WASHINGTON – This Friday, August 28 marks the 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington where Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech.

August 24, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION AND FAITH IN THE FUTURE REGARDING FALL INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS IN THE 17 ARCHDIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOLS

Today, all school families, administrators, faculty, and staff in the 17 Archdiocesan high schools located throughout the five-county regions received a joint letter from Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott, I.H.M. Ph.D., Superintendent for Secondary Schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and Irene Horstmann Hannan, Chief Executive Officer of Faith in the Future.

August 24, 2020

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to Host Virtual Day of Celebration for Annual Keys and Sword Initiative

This annual initiative serves as the principal fundraising effort for the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.