Press Releases

World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 – Opens Registration and Announces Keynote Speakers & Content

November 10th, 2014

In remarks offered today at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Fall Assembly, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. announced that registration for the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015, which is being held September 22-25, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA, is now officially open.

Office for Black Catholics to Sponsor the 52nd Annual Saint Martin de Porres Prayer and Praise Service

November 7th, 2014

The Office for Black Catholics of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will hold its 52nd Annual Saint Martin de Porres Prayer and Praise Service to celebrate the canonization of Saint Martin de Porres, the patron saint of Universal Brotherhood.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Publishes Audited Financial Statements for Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013

November 6th, 2014

In December 2013, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia published audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. Those financial statements disclosed a $4.9 million core operating deficit for that period exclusive of non-recurring credits and charges.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Issues Pastoral Letter on Catholic Education and Faith Formation

November 3rd, 2014

Catholic schools and faith formation programs are vital to the Catholic teaching mission and the well-being of the whole believing community. As a result, we need to reflect more deeply on what these apostolates do, not just for young people but for the entire local Church.