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February 27, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Three Simple Questions On The Threshhold Of Lent

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, falls on March 5 this year. Lived well, Lent can convert the heart and transform a person’s life. That’s the whole point of the season – to ready us for the miracle of Easter. But self-examination, repentance and reconciliation are rarely painless; they can sound a lot easier in […]

February 24, 2014

Ash Wednesday In The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Catholics Throughout The Philadelphia Region Mark The Beginning Of Lent

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant for the Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Catholics in over 230 parishes across the five-county Archdiocese will attend Mass or a Liturgy of the Word and receive ashes on their foreheads which are marked in the sign […]

February 24, 2014

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Sponsors Pilgrimage To Rome For Canonization Of Blessed Popes John XXIII And John Paul II

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is sponsoring a nine day pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi for the canonization of Blessed Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Pope Francis will preside at the ceremonies at the Basilica of Saint Peter on Sunday April 27th. The trip also features a general papal audience with the Holy Father, […]

February 23, 2014

Announcement Regarding Reverend James J. Collins And Reverend John P. Paul

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has found Reverend James J. Collins not suitable for ministry following a substantiated allegation that he sexually abused a 17-year old minor over 40 years ago. Archbishop Chaput has also found Reverend John P. Paul unsuitable for ministry following a substantiated allegation that he sexually abused a 17-year old […]

February 20, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Blessed John XXIII And The Meaning Of Peace

Catholic or not, many of us remember Blessed Pope John XXIII with special affection — a man who committed himself to world peace and international justice. With his canonization just two months away, it’s a good moment to consider his legacy. In talking about peace, John always began with the rights of the individual human […]

February 20, 2014

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

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 […]

February 18, 2014

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

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, […]

February 17, 2014

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

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, […]

February 14, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Statement On Valentine’s Day

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 […]

February 12, 2014

Archdiocesan Schools In The City Of Philadelphia Closed Tomorrow

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 […]