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September 5, 2018

Former Foster Children, States, Congressional Coalition And Religious Groups Support Foster Families’ Appeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former foster children, eight states, a Jewish advocacy group, a large  Congressional coalition and others urged an appeals court yesterday to reverse a district court ruling that will allow the City of Philadelphia to shut down Catholic Social Services, one of the City’s best foster agencies. The friend-of-the-court briefs filed in Sharonell Fulton, et al. v. City of […]

September 4, 2018

STATEMENT FROM JASON BUDD, CHIEF NEGOTIATOR FOR 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 two-year agreement for a new contract for full-time, lay high school teachers in the seventeen Archdiocesan high schools. 

August 30, 2018

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA RESPONDS TO STATE SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE JOE SCARNATI’S COMMENTS REGARDING STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS LEGISLATION

Some victims of historic abuse are barred from filing a court case because the Pennsylvania Constitution prevents time-barred claims from being revived, and statutes of limitation serve a needed purpose.  We nonetheless believe these victims are entitled to help.  This is consistent with our on-going approach.

August 29, 2018

Catholic Social Services’ Casa Del Carmen Preschool Academy To Hold Blessing Of Backpacks

Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy, a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will hold the inaugural Blessing of the Backpacks in conjunction with its new family orientation.

August 22, 2018

Saint Charles Borromeo Parish in Bensalem to Host End of Summer Family Fun Day Celebration

Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, Bensalem, PA, in conjunction with Catholic Social Services and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development invites all to its end of summer celebration, Family Fun Day.

August 21, 2018

SEMINARIANS MOVE-IN TO SAINT CHARLES BORROMEO SEMINARY TO KICK-OFF 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

The College and Theology seminarians of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary returned to campus to mark the start of the academic year.  The Seminary anticipates an overall enrollment of 175 seminarians for 2018-2019, the largest enrollment since 2000-2001. Of the 52 new seminarians, 18 are seminarians studying for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Opening week at the […]

August 21, 2018

Saint John’s Hospice Celebrates Annual Fall Fling Gala At The American Swedish Historical Museum

Saint John’s Hospice, a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will host its annual Fall Fling Gala on September 21, 2018 at the American Swedish Historical Museum.

August 19, 2018

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES FINAL DETERMINATIONS IN CASES OF TWO PRIESTS ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

Reverend Andrew D. McCormick was placed on administrative leave in March 2011; Reverend Monsignor Gregory J. Parlante was placed on administrative leave in June 2017. Neither has functioned publicly as a priest since those actions were taken. Both have been found unsuitable for ministry.

August 17, 2018

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: On Anger, Grief, and the Future

The latest grand jury report is a bitterly painful text.  But rage risks wounding the innocent along with the guilty, and it rarely accomplishes anything good.