Press Releases

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Hold Mass For Healing For Victims Of Clergy Sexual Abuse

February 20th, 2014

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist for the Mass for Healing for victims of clergy sexual abuse. Saturday, March 22, 2014 5:15 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 All are welcome to attend as we continue to […]

Catholic Social Services Introduces New Mobile Outreach Program Serving Pregnant Women And New Mothers

February 18th, 2014

Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is pleased to introduce a new mobile unit which will serve pregnant women and new mothers throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. As part of the statewide government-funded Real Alternatives program, the ‘Beautiful Beginnings’ van will provide pro-life options counseling and vital support services. Amy Stoner, […]

Bishop Emeritus Ricardo Ramirez Of Las Cruces New Mexico To Celebrate Mass In Support Of Immigrants And Immigration Reform

February 17th, 2014

Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B. Bishop Emeritus of the Dioceses of Las Cruces, New Mexico, longtime Hispanic leader and social justice advocate will be the main celebrant and homilist at a Mass honoring immigrants and praying for the passage of immigration reform. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:00 p.m. Visitation B.V.M. Church 196 North Trooper Road Norristown, […]

Archbishop Chaput’s Statement On Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2014

Today, we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Saint Valentine is the patron of happy marriages, engaged couples and young people. Please join me in praying for married couples as well as all those preparing to enter into the sacred bonds of marriage. The married couple is the building block of the family-the cornerstone of society. Today is […]

Archdiocesan Schools In The City Of Philadelphia Closed Tomorrow

February 12th, 2014

Archdiocesan high schools and Catholic elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 13, 2014 due to the impending inclement weather. Archdiocesan high schools and Catholic elementary schools in the suburban counties normally follow the decision of their corresponding local public school district and submit closure status independently. ### Contact […]

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Ten Ways To Deepen Our Relationship With God

February 12th, 2014

Over the years I’ve heard from many good people who want a closer relationship with God. But they’re stymied by what they perceive as God’s silence. What they often mean, without knowing it, is that they’d like God to do something dramatic in their lives; something with a hint of Mt. Sinai that proves his […]

Statement Of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.f.m. Cap Regarding The Crisis In Ukraine

January 30th, 2014

We belong to one Church – a family that spans continents and centuries, bound together by a common faith in Jesus Christ. In that spirit, today I ask all Catholics in the Greater Philadelphia region to pray urgently for the Church in Ukraine and to press our elected federal representatives for financial and travel restrictions […]

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Series 2014: Feeding The Adult Catholic Mind And Soul

January 24th, 2014

National Catholic Schools Week this year runs from January 26 through February 1. The Church treasures the work of education because in developing the mind, the human person grows – or should grow — in his or her ability to understand the world, to know truth, to seek God and to serve others. A real […]

Statement Of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.f.m. Cap. On The Appointment Of Most Reverend Ronald Gainer As The Bishop Of Harrisburg

January 24th, 2014

“Bishop Ronald Gainer’s appointment to the Diocese of Harrisburg is a wonderful source of joy for the Church in Pennsylvania. He’s exactly the man to carry on the spirit and work of the late Bishop Joseph McFadden, while adding a whole new dimension and energy to the task. A native Pennsylvanian and a graduate of […]

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary To Host Inaugural Lecture Honoring John Cardinal Foley

January 23rd, 2014

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary are pleased to host the inaugural event in the annual John Cardinal Foley Lecture Series, honoring Cardinal Foley’s work in the media by featuring speakers of national or international renown who are engaged in evangelization through social communications. Rev. Thomas Dailey, O.S.F.S., holder of the John […]