Press Releases

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA PLACES ONE PRIEST ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE AND ANNOUNCES TWO OTHERS HAVE BEEN FOUND UNSUITABLE FOR MINISTRY

January 13th, 2019

Reverend Monsignor Joseph L. Logrip has been placed on administrative leave and his priestly faculties have been restricted following an allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the early 1980s. Reverend John F. Meyers and Reverend Raymond W. Smart previously had their priestly faculties restricted. Both have been found unsuitable for ministry based on substantiated allegations that they sexually abused minors in the early 1980s.

Dr. John Haas Appointed to John Cardinal Krol Chair in Moral Theology at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

January 11th, 2019

Dr. Haas was the inaugural holder of the Krol Chair from 1990-1996 and now returns to Saint Charles Seminary after a 22-year tenure as President of the National Catholic Bioethics Center. 

ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT’S WEEKLY COLUMN: DAYS TO REMEMBER

January 9th, 2019

Every January starts a new year and has a number of important dates.  The week of January 18-25, for example, is the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  But for many millions of Americans, the central day of the month is the memorial of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the great voice for racial justice. 

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA PUBLISHES   AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR ADDITIONAL ENTITIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2018

December 20th, 2018

In mid-November, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia published audited financial statements for The Office for Financial Services, its Pastoral Center entity, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018. Those statements reported a core operating result with a surplus of $1.3 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018. They also illustrated a cumulative improvement of $271.9 million against underfunded balance sheet obligations since June 30, 2012.

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Christmas 2018

December 18th, 2018

 This year, as we’ve journeyed through Advent, I’ve tried a little experiment.  I’ve kept track of how often I’ve heard about “the holidays,” “holiday sales” and “holiday gift-giving” . . .  and how little I’ve heard about the heart and meaning of the season: Christmas.  Try it yourself.  Listen to the radio.  Watch a little […]

Volunteers Host Fifth Annual Christmas Brunch For Children Served By Catholic Social Services’ Bucks County Family Service Center

December 14th, 2018

Dedicated volunteers from Bucks County will host the fifth annual Children’s Christmas Brunch for more than 120 young children and their families, most of whom are served by the Bucks County Family Service Center.

Saint Anne’s Senior Community Center To Host Annual Christmas Party

December 13th, 2018

Saint Anne’s Senior Community Center will hold its annual Christmas party for nearly 50 older adults. Saint Anne’s is a ministry of Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.