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September 13, 2017

Saint Raymond of Peñafort Parish to Mark the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with Ecumenical Study Sessions

The goal of this program is for all participants to gain a common understanding of each tradition’s beliefs in a context of Christian fellowship and common prayer.

September 12, 2017

Archdiocese of Philadelphia to be Consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima on 100th Anniversary of Apparitions

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Portugal on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

September 11, 2017

Over 300 Students Gather in Front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to Kick-Off the 2017-2018 School Year in the Archdiocese with Prayer and a Pep Rally

Today, over 300 students gathered on the steps of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to celebrate the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year in the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The celebration signaled the opening of the 234th consecutive year for Catholic education in the region. 

September 8, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Sex, Sanity, and Beliefs That ‘Live Loudly’ Within Us

On Tuesday, August 29, a group of prominent evangelical scholars and pastors – including respected public voices like Russell Moore — issued the “Nashville Statement.”  It’s worth reading in the original, rather than reading about it. 

September 7, 2017

Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Office of Catholic Education Kick Off the 2017-2018 School Year with Official Back-to-School Event and Pep Rally

Students from Archdiocesan elementary schools, high schools and schools of special education will line the steps of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul as part of the official kick off for the 234th school year in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

September 6, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Column: The Truth, And Nothing But

Over the Labor Day weekend I got a note from a friendly Catholic scholar who’s an expert in the history of religions.  She teaches at one of Europe’s large secular universities.  And while she doesn’t publicize her faith, neither does she hide it – a fact which does not always help her academic career. 

September 5, 2017

Statement from the Office of Catholic Education Regarding Ratification of Teacher Contract

Earlier today, the Secondary School System of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Association of Catholic School Teachers, Local 1776 (ACT) reached a one-year agreement for a new contract for full-time, lay high school teachers in the seventeen Archdiocesan high schools. 

August 31, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Homily at the Mass of Episcopal Ordination for Bishop Alfred A. Schlert

  Homily at the Mass of Episcopal Ordination for Most Reverend Alfred A. Schlert Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena August 31, 2017 Readings: Jeremiah 1:4-9 1 Peter 5:1-4 John 21: 15-17 Before I start, I’d like to acknowledge the apostolic nuncio, Archbishop Christophe Pierre.  As the delegate of […]