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August 14, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Buy This Book. See This Movie. Pray for These Fellow Christians.

August 11, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput Invites All Parishes To Participate In Day Of Prayer For Iraq In Response To Call From Pope Francis

August 5, 2014 – Fall Confirmation Schedule

August 4, 2014 – Archdiocese of Philadelphia Secretariat for Catholic Human Services Releases 2013 Annual Reports

August 3, 2014 – Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Closure of Worship Site in West Philadelphia

July 30, 2014 – Deacon Paul McBlain Elected President-Elect of The National Diaconate Institute for Continuing Education

July 30, 2014 – Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Hosts Second Annual Seminary Gala

July 30, 2014 – Father Joseph Bongard Named President of Roman Catholic High School for Boys

July 28, 2014 – Leadership Appointments at Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School

July 25, 2014 – Statement Regarding the Attendance of Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015

July 21, 2014 – Saint John Paul II and Saint Gianna Announced as Patron Saints for World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia 2015

July 16, 2014 – Archdiocese of Philadelphia To Host Open Forum With U.S. Association of Consecrated Virgins

July 15, 2014 – First Class Relic of Pope Saint John Paul II To Be Venerated At Cathedral Basilica Of Saints Peter And Paul

July 14, 2014 – Ms. Denise LePera Named President of Archbishop Ryan High School

July 10, 2014 – Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future Launch “Transfer Advantage” Campaign

July 1, 2014 – Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Agreement of Sale with Center Management Group Regarding Nursing Homes Operated by Catholic Health Care Services

June 30, 2014 – Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Supreme Court “Hobby Lobby” Decision

June 27, 2014 – Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Premilinary Injunctive Relief Against the HHS Mandate by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals

June 27, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Europe, America and Religious Freedom

June 27, 2014 – Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Denial of Injunctive Relief Against HHS Mandate

June 26, 2014 – CatholicPhilly.com Wins First Place Award for Best Catholic News Website in North America

June 25, 2014 – Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Host Van Tour of Its Offices and Partner Agencies

June 19, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: When ‘God is Love’ has a Human Face

June 19, 2014 – Archdiocese of Philadelphia Sponsors Pilgrimage to Shrines in Canada and United States

June 18, 2014 – Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Participate in National Fortnight for Freedom

June 18, 2014 – Archdiocesan Class of 2014 Earns a Record $320 Million in College Scholarships

June 12, 2014 – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Invites Pope Francis to Attend the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015

June 11, 2014 – Nutritional Development Services to Hold Annual Blessing of the Summer

June 10, 2014 – Catholic Charities Appeal Partners with Philadelphia Phillies for Catholic Charities Night at Citizens Bank Park

June 9, 2014 – Dr. Tracey A. Rush Named Principal of Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School

June 9, 2014 – “Mass Mob Philly” Announces Parish Venue for Second ‘Mass Mob’ Event

June 8, 2014 – The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Resolution in Final Case of Priests on Administrative Leave Following the 2011 Grand Jury Report

June 5, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Seven Men to the Permanent Diaconate

June 4, 2014 – 20 Archdiocesan Elementary Schools to be Nationally Recognized During First InMath® Award Ceremony

June 4, 2014 –Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Pentecost 2014 and the Birthday of the Church

June 4, 2014 – Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Participate in National March for Marriage in Washington, D.C.

June 3, 2014 – Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Affiliated Charitable Entities File Suit in Federal Court to Block Enforcement of Portions of the Affordable Care Act

June 2, 2014 – Saint John the Baptist School to Become a Regina Academy for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

June 1, 2014 – Archdiocese Announces Parish Mergers in Philadelphia as well as Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks Counties Resulting from Pastoral Planning Initiative

May 30, 2014 –Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Catholic Witness and the March for Marriage

May 29, 2014 – Office of Catholic Education and Association of Catholic Teachers Reach Labor Agreement

May 29, 2014 – Local Community Leader to Receive Catholic Campaign for Human Development’s Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award

May 28, 2014 – Archdiocesan High Schools Graduate the Class of 2014

May 28, 2014 – Catholic Social Services Out of School Time Programs to Celebrate Fantasy Baseball World Series

May 22, 2014 –Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Preserving The ‘Vital Sources Of Our Humanity’

May 20, 2014 – Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Marriage Ruling Pennsylvania

May 19, 2014 – House Blessing for Former Residents of Don Guanella Village

May 15, 2014 – USCCB: Archbishop Kurtz, Greek Orthodox Archbishop Demetrios Celebrate Growing Closeness Between Catholics And Orthodox Ahead Of Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Meeting In Jerusalem

May 15, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Six Men to the Priesthood

May 15, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Rev. Mr. Jason E. Buck to the Priesthood

May 15, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Rev. Mr. Sean P. English to the Priesthood

May 15, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Rev. Mr. Robert M. Gross to the Priesthood

May 15, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Rev. Mr. Christopher C. Moriconi to the Priesthood

May 15, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Rev. Mr. Charles J. Ravert to the Priesthood to the Priesthood

May 15, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Rev. Mr. David A. Waters to the Priesthood to the Priesthood

May 15, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Love is our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

May 14, 2014 – USCCB: 2014 National Migration Conference To Advocate For Vulnerable Populations; Immigration Reform

May 14, 2014 – Students of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Welcome Archbishop Paglia and Officially Invite Pope Francis to The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015

May 13, 2014 – Remarks of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. at News Conference Announcing the Theme for the World Meeting of Families—Philadelphia 2015

May 13, 2014 – World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 Announces Official Theme for September 2015 Event: “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive”

May 12, 2014 – USCCB: Bishops To Travel To Capitol Hill May 29, To Urge House Of Representatives To Act On Immigration Reform

May 5, 2014 – Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities to Host Collection Celebration

May 2, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column:The Cornerstone of a Liveable World

May 1, 2014 – Catholic Charities Appeal Partners with the Philadelphia Phillies

April 30, 2014 – Three Archdiocesan High School Students Awarded Prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarships

April 23, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Remembering Two Men, Two Popes, Two Great Saints

April 17, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Message for Easter 2014

April 16, 2014 – Office for Child and Youth Protection Plants Pinwheel Garden For National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 14, 2014 – Letter of Archbishop Chaput to the Jewish Community at Passover

April 11, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Holy Week and the Gift of Priesthood

April 10, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput Celebrates Annual Mass for Persons with Disabilities

April 9, 2014 – Holy Week and Easter Masses at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

April 3, 2014 – Share a Simple Meal with Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

April 2, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Gathering That Needs Our Support

April 1, 2014 – USCCB: Echoing Pope Francis, Cardinal O’Malley and Brother Bishops Decry Indifference to Suffering of Migrants Under U.S. Immigration System, Call For Action on Immigration Reform

April 1, 2014 – USCCB: Catholic Home Missions Appeal Strengthens The Church At Home

March 28, 2014 – Saint Laurentius Church Worship Site To Be Closed Immediately For Safety Reasons

March 28, 2014 – Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future Foundation Announce Administrative Appointments

March 27, 2014 – USCCB: USCCB Subcommittee Approves Almost $2.5 Million In Grants To The Church In Latin America

March 26, 2014 – World Meeting of Families—Philadelphia 2015, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, VISIT PHILADELPHIA™, and the City of Philadelphia Partner on Twitter Campaign to Help Bring Pope Francis to Philadelphia

March 25, 2014 – Remarks of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family at Today’s World Meeting of Families--Philadelphia News Conference in Rome

March 25, 2014 – Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Honor Four at Distinguished Graduate Awards

March 24, 2014 – Leadership Delegation Arrives in Rome in Advance of Planning Meetings and Private Audience with Pope Francis for World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015

March 21, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Lent and the Road Less Traveled

March 21, 2014 – Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Announces Sale of Selected Works by Thomas Eakins Through Christie’s Private Sales

March 18, 2014 – Casa Del Carmen Graduates First Green Light Pantry Class

March 14, 2014 – Mr. Thomas S. Fertal Named 3rd President of Cardinal O’Hara High School

March 12, 2014 – Statement Regarding the Outcome of Father Andrew McCormick’s Trial

March 11, 2014 – Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia Launches 2014 Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities Fundraising Program

March 11, 2014 – ‘Mass Mob’ Initiative Makes Area Debut in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

March 10, 2014 – USCCB: Bishop Pates Urges Prayer And Action During Lent For Peace In The Holy Land

March 7, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Come to Philadelphia: An Invitation to the World’s Families for 2015

March 7, 2014 – Leadership Delegation to Visit Vatican for Papal Audience and Planning Meeting for World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015

March 6, 2014 – USCCB: USCCB Migration Committee To Travel to U.S.-Mexico Border to Remember Fallen Migrants, Highlight Human Consequences of Broken Immigration System

March 4, 2014 – USCCB: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, USCCB President, Issues Statement On Ukraine

March 4, 2014 – Archbishop Charles Chaput to be Keynote Speaker at 6th Annual Men’s Spirituality Conference

March 4, 2014 – USCCB: Bishop Pates, Southern Baptist Leader Urge Senators To Advance Bill To Create Special Envoy For Religious Freedom

February 28, 2014 – USCCB: Jewish, Christian And Muslim Leaders Say Support From Religious Communities Essential To Israeli-Palestinian Peace

February 27, 2014 – Devotions with the Relics of Saint Therese and Her Blessed Parents

February 27, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Three Simple Questions on the Threshold of Lent

February 26, 2014 – Ash Wednesday in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

February 24, 2014 – Archdiocese of Philadelphia Sponsors Pilgrimage to Rome for Canonization of Blessed Popes John XXIII and John Paul II

February 23, 2014 – Announcement Regarding Reverend James J. Collins and Reverend John P. Paul

February 21, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Blessed John XXIII and the Meaning of Peace

February 20, 2014 – Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Hold Mass for Healing for Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse

February 19, 2014 – USCCB: USCCB Subcommittee Chairman Strongly Supports Amending U.S. Constitution To Protect Marriage

February 18, 2014 – Catholic Social Services Introduces New Mobile Outreach Program Serving Pregnant Women and New Mothers

February 17, 2014 – Bishop Emeritus Ricardo Ramirez of Las Cruces New Mexico to Celebrate Mass in Support of Immigrants and Immigration Reform

February 14, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Statement on Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2014 – Archdiocesan schools in the city of Philadelphia closed tomorrow

February 12, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Ten Ways to Deepen Our Relationship with God

February 11, 2014 – USCCB Blog: What I learned in the Philippines

February 6, 2014 – USCCB Blog: The United Nations – Caring for Children of Caring for Culture Warriors

January 31, 2014 – USCCB: USCCB Chair ‘strongly encouraged’ by House Republican immigration reform principles, pledges to work with all to pass humane immigration reform legislation

January 30, 2014 – Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding the Crisis in Ukraine

January 30, 2014 – USCCB: Q and A on the Philippines and Typhoon Haiyan

January 29, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Series 2014: Feeding the Adult Catholic Mind and Soul

January 29, 2014 – USCCB: USCCB and National Catholic Partners Respond to Farm Bill Conference Committee Bill

January 28, 2014 – USCCB: Why I’m going to the Philippines by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz

January 28, 2014 – USCCB: Cardinal O’Malley Urges Congress to Support the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

January 28, 2014 – USCCB: Bishops File Amicus Curiae Brief Supporting Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties in Supreme Court Cases Challenging HHS Mandate

January 24, 2014 – USCCB: Archbishop Kurtz Welcomes Supreme Court Injunction for Little Sisters of the Poor Against HHS Mandate

January 24, 2014 – USCCB: Pope Names Bishop Gainer of Lexington as New Bishop of Harrisburg, Names Fresno Vicar General as Auxiliary Bishop of Sacramento

January 24, 2014 – Statement Of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.f.m. Cap. On The Appointment Of Most Reverend Ronald Gainer As The Bishop Of Harrisburg

January 23, 2014 – USCCB Blog: Says Pope Francis: Toughen up, people!

January 23, 2014 – Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary to Host Inaugural Lecture Honoring John Cardinal Foley

January 17, 2014 – USCCB: 2014 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering to Focus on Pope’s Call for ‘a Poor Church for the Poor’

January 17, 2014 – Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Participate in “9 Day for Life”

January 16, 2014 – USCCB: Archbishop Wenski, Bishop Pates Ask Congress to Remember Values of Human Life and Dignity in Trade Deals

January 16, 2014 – USCCB Blog: Attorney General Holder Acts Contrary to Supreme Court Decision

January 16, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput to Lead Delegation from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at the 2014 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

January 16, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Roe v. Wade and Christian Witness, 41 Years Later

January 15, 2014 - USCCB: Catholic Schools Week to be Observed in Dioceses Across the Country, January 26-February 1

January 14, 2014 - USCCB Blog: USA Today Gets Religious Freedom Right

January 14, 2014 - Spring 2014 Confirmation Schedule

January 14, 2014 - Archbishop Chaput to Host 31st Annual Archdiocesan Commemorative Prayer Service in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 14, 2014 - USCCB: USCCB Chairman of Committee on Migration Calls for Senate Action on Syria

January 10, 2014 - Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Host 2014 Archbishop’s Lecture Series Featuring Nationally Renowned Scholars and Authors

January 10, 2014 - Catholic Charities Appeal Partners with Philadelphia Sixers for Catholic Charities Night

January 8, 2014 - Archdiocese to Award Over 250 Educators During Annual Religious Education Mass

January 6, 2014 - Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: National Migration Week and the Goal of Immigration Reform, 2014

January 3, 2014 - Letter from Archbishop Chaput to the Clergy and Faithful of the Church in Philadelphia

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