Press Releases

Live Production on the Life of the First Recognized African American Priest in the United States

August 1st, 2018

The Office for Black Catholics of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to bring to Philadelphia an inspiring one-man production of Tolton: From Slave to Priest, a true story about the life of the first African American Catholic priest in the United States, Father Augustus Tolton.

First Mass in the Extraordinary Form to be Celebrated at Newly Established Quasi-Parish in Montgomery County

July 31st, 2018

The establishment of the quasi-parish of Saint Mary in Conshohocken is in response to an interest for additional pastoral care for those wishing to participate in Divine Worship in the Extraordinary Form.

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: The Supreme Court and the Future of Roe

July 31st, 2018

Predictably, as soon as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement earlier this summer, pro-abortion groups began lobbying the U.S. Senate hard to reject any nominee who might question or oppose Roe v. Wade. 

Columna del azobispo Chaput: un tribunal supremo y el futuro de Roe

July 31st, 2018

Como era de esperar, tan pronto como Anthony Kennedy, magistrado de la Corte Suprema, anunció su retiro a principios de este verano, los grupos proaborto comenzaron a presionar al Senado de Estados Unidos para que rechazara cualquier candidato que pudiera cuestionar u oponerse a Roe v. Wade. La ironía aquí es exquisita.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish To Hold Prayer Service Asking For The Intercession Of The Blessed Mother After Fire At Our Lady of Angels Regional School

July 23rd, 2018

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Morton (Delaware County), will hold a prayer service in asking for the intercession of the Blessed Mother. It will bring together the Our Lady of Angels Regional School (OLA) Community after the recent fire which severely damaged the building.


July 19th, 2018

The fire which severely damaged Our Lady of Angels School in Morton (OLA) last night is a moment of deep sadness for parish and school families as well as the Catholic community at large in the region. At this time, senior administrators from the Office of Catholic Education are meeting with school and parish leadership. […]

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Thoughts On The Synod: The Power Of Faith

July 19th, 2018

As I noted some weeks ago, over the next two months I’ll be turning over my column space (on an occasional basis) to young people and others experienced in youth and young adult ministry.  With a synod of the world’s bishops focusing on young people scheduled in Rome for this October, hearing directly from the young and those engaged in guiding them can be a great resource.