Press Releases

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 […]

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 […]