Press Releases

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Students Go Back to School for 2014-2015 Academic Year

September 3rd, 2014

The 2014-2015 school year begins on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 for students who attend the 122 elementary schools, 17 high schools and four schools of special education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Archbishop Chaput Calls for Parishes to Join in National Effort Supporting Victims of Religious Persecution and Violence in the Middle East

September 2nd, 2014

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has asked that all 219 parishes in the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia consider taking part in a national initiative spearheaded by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop (USCCB) to support victims of religious persecution and terroristic violence in the Middle East.

Student Athletes from Eight Archdiocesan High Schools Assist University of Notre Dame Concussion App Research

August 29th, 2014

Student athletes and trainers from eight Archdiocesan high schools are completing a week long program with researchers from the University of Notre Dame who are developing voice analysis software that will assist doctors and athletic trainers in recognizing concussions.

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Lesson In Priorities

August 28th, 2014

Two items are worth noting this week. Together, they’re a lesson in priorities. Here’s the first item. A doctor friend quipped recently that America is becoming a country where it’s easier to opt out of the Pledge of Allegiance than to avoid the HHS mandate. Expressions of national loyalty may be optional, she said. Paying for everybody’s birth control is not.

Pope Francis Names Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as Bishop of Toledo

August 26th, 2014

Today, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. is pleased to share that Pope Francis has named Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas, currently an Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, as the Eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo (www.toledodiocese.org). Founded in 1910, the Diocese of Toledo is home to over 320,000 Catholics from19 counties in northwestern Ohio.

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Buy This Book. See This Movie. Pray for These Fellow Christians

August 14th, 2014

With summer drawing to a close and a new school year just around the corner, it’s a good time to resume this column. And this week, three important matters deserve our attention and our action.

Archbishop Chaput Invites All Parishes To Participate In Day Of Prayer For Iraq In Response To Call From Pope Francis

August 11th, 2014

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has invited all 219 parishes in the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia to participate in a Day of Prayer for Iraq on Sunday, August 17th.

Fall Confirmation Schedule

August 5th, 2014

CELEBRANT: ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M. CAP. Sunday, November 30 at 10:30 a.m., Saint Andrew, Philadelphia Tuesday, December 9 at 6 p.m., Saint Aloysius, Pottstown Sunday, December 14 at 11:30 a.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary, Philadelphia Saturday, December 20 at 10 a.m., Saint Francis de Sales, Lenni CELEBRANT: MOST REVEREND DANIEL E. THOMAS Auxiliary Bishop […]

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Secretariat for Catholic Human Services Releases 2013 Annual Reports

August 4th, 2014

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Secretariat for Catholic Human Services recently released the 2013 Annual Report for its three divisions. Together they showcase the positive impact on a quarter of a million men, women and children throughout Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Closure of Worship Site in West Philadelphia

August 3rd, 2014

In January 2013, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish merged with Saint Cyprian Parish, both located in West Philadelphia’s Haddington-Carroll Park neighborhood, as part of the Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative that has been ongoing in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Both parishes merged at the location and retained the name of Saint Cyprian Parish.