Press Releases

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Participate In “9 Days For Life” Nine Days Of Prayer, Penance And Pilgrimage Beginning January 18-26, 2014

January 17th, 2014

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. encourages the clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to participate in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) nationwide novena to end abortion. January 22, 2014 marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the United States. […]

Archbishop Chaput To Lead Delegation From The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia At The 2014 March For Life In Washington, D.C.

January 16th, 2014

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will lead faithful from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on the Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. The March for Life activities will begin with an Opening Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The principal celebrant and homilist will be Cardinal […]

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Roe V. Wade And Christian Witness, 41 Years Later

January 15th, 2014

January 22 marks the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, legalizing abortion on demand. Thanks to Roe, abortion has killed more than 50 million unborn children over the past four decades – the equivalent of roughly one in six living Americans; an entire generation extinguished. But alongside the killing spree, and […]

Archbishop Chaput To Host 31st Annual Archdiocesan Commemorative Prayer Service In Honor Of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This Year’s Theme Is Deep In Our Hearts

January 14th, 2014

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will lead the 31st Annual Commemorative Prayer Service in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Catholics along with other Christians and people of other faiths will gather at Saint Malachy Catholic Church to celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights leader. Sunday, January 19, 2014 […]

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Host 2014 Archbishop’s Lecture Series Featuring Nationally Renowned Scholars And Authors

January 10th, 2014

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Office for the New Evangelization are pleased to announce the featured speakers and topics for the 2014 Archbishop’s Lecture Series. The series presents an opportunity for all to come to a deeper understanding of the true meaning of Catholic faith, its authentic content, and its orientation toward the transformation […]

Catholic Charities Appeal Partners With Philadelphia Sixers For Catholic Charities Night

January 10th, 2014

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Charities Appeal is partnering with the Philadelphia 76ers for “Catholic Charities Night” at the Wells Fargo Center. Tickets are on sale now, and prices range from $25 to $40 per ticket. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through a dedicated link will go directly to the appeal. Every […]

Archdiocese To Award Over 250 Educators During Annual Religious Education Mass

January 8th, 2014

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the main celebrant and homilist during the annual Religious Education Mass and Award Ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Among the 250 religious educators being honored, Bishop Joseph P. McFadden will be recognized posthumously with the Paul VI Award. Saturday, January 11, 2014 […]

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: National Migration Week And The Goal Of Immigration Reform, 2014

January 6th, 2014

Updated: January 8, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. EDITOR’S NOTE: National Migration Week will be observed in dioceses around the country January 5-11. Ongoing goals of Catholic efforts for immigration justice include: 1. Provide a path to citizenship for undocumented persons in the country. 2. Preserve family unity as a cornerstone of our national immigration system. […]

LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT TO THE CLERGY AND FAITHFUL OF THE CHURCH IN PHILADELPHIA

January 3rd, 2014

Dear friends in Christ, On December 26, Pennsylvania’s Superior Court unanimously reversed the 2012 conviction of Msgr. William Lynn on a charge of endangering the welfare of children. At my direction, the Archdiocese has provided 10 percent of Msgr. Lynn’s bail – $25,000 – to assist his release from prison. Msgr. Lynn is free but […]

Archdiocese Announces Parish Mergers in Philadelphia and Delaware County Resulting from Pastoral Planning Initiative

June 2nd, 2013

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced today that Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has reviewed recommendations of the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Committee and made decisions to merge parishes in Philadelphia and Delaware County.