Press Releases

Bishop Chairmen Express Solidarity with Native and Indigenous Communities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 13th, 2020

Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux and chairman of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City and chairman of USCCB’s Committe on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Bishop James S. Wall of Gallup and chairman of the USCCB’s Subcommittee on Native American Affairs have released the following statement in solidarity with Native and Indigenous communities who are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

**Media Advisory** Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary to Hold Virtual 2020 Concursus Ceremony on May 13, 2020**Media Advisory**

May 12th, 2020

It will be streamed live at 10:00 a.m. via www.scs.edu/concursus-may-13-2020  

The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Announces The Launch of “Arise: Restoring Catholic Life After The Pandemic”

May 8th, 2020

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia recently launched “Arise: Restoring Catholic Life After the Pandemic,” an initiative to invigorate parish life after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted (archphila.org/arise).

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Publishes Audited Financial Statements For Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2019 And June 30, 2018 For Its Central Operations And Related Ecclesiastical Entities

May 6th, 2020

Reports illustrate a surplus in the core operating result and an improvement of over $160 million against underfunded balance sheet obligations

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia And The Catholic Charities Appeal Respond To Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Needs By Participating In #GivingTuesdayNow— A Global Day of Giving and Unity

May 5th, 2020

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP) and the Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA) are responding to the unprecedented need caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by participating in #GivingTuesdayNow.

USCCB: U.S. Bishop Chairmen Issue Statement Urging State and National Leaders to Examine Impact of COVID-19 Virus on African American Communities

May 5th, 2020

Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux and chairman of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City and chairman of USCCB’s Domestic Justice and Human Development, Archbishop Nelson J. Perez of Philadelphia, and chairman of the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, and Bishop Joseph N. Perry, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, and chairman of Subcommittee on African American Affairs have released the following statement in response to the impact of the COVID-19 virus in African American communities.

Nutritional Development Services Receives Donation of 40,000 Pounds of Food From The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah For Those Impacted By The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

May 4th, 2020

The donation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was made possible through Catholic Charities USA, the national office for the Catholic Charities ministry nationwide.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Calls On Faithful From The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Join In Reconsecration Of The Nation To Mary, Mother Of The Church

April 30th, 2020

In response to the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Most Reverend José H. Gomez, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Archbishop of Los Angeles, has announced that the USCCB will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in renewing the consecrations of the two nations to the care of our Blessed Mother on Friday, May 1st.

USCCB:Bishops Tasked with the Pastoral Care of Migrants Issue Statement in Support of Migrant Farmworkers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 28th, 2020

“We urge our political leaders and policymakers to consider the realities and emerging, pressing needs of the farmworker communities across the country during this time of the coronavirus outbreak.

USCCB: U.S. and Canadian Catholic Bishops to Seek Intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church, for Strength in Struggle Against COVID-19

April 24th, 2020

As the world continues to face the ongoing effects of the global pandemic of the coronavirus, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on May 1 in renewing the consecrations of the two nations to the care of our Blessed Mother.