News Releases from the Archdiocese
Catholics across the country are encouraged to observe a nationwide prayer vigil from Thursday, January 20 to Friday, January 21, 2022, marking the 49th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions legalizing abortion through nine months of pregnancy.
News from CatholicPhilly.com
A Russian invasion of Ukraine spells "life or death for thousands," the displacement of millions, and a return to authoritarianism in former Soviet nations, said Ukrainian Catholic Archbishop Borys Gudziak and others.
Archbishop Jose Gomez, head of the U.S. bishops, urged all people to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 17 by recalling "not only the justice he pursued, but how he pursued it."
Gifts made to the Catholic Charities Appeal support close to 180 ministries and programs.
Synod on Synodality
The “Synod on Synodality: Communion, Participation, and Mission” is a two-year process of listening and dialogue beginning in 2021 and concluding in 2023. To learn more about the synod, please click here.
Parish Support Initiative
Click here to support your local parish offertory through the Parish Support Initiative
The Voices of Faith Radio Program
Tune into the Voices of Faith radio program monthly for a powerful message of TRUST and HOPE from Archbishop Pérez. The program airs the first Saturday of every month on WPHT/1210am at 5:00 p.m. You can listen to the live broadcast on your Smartphone via the Radio.com app by searching for WPHT. If you miss a show, you can watch it at your convenience on the Voices of Faith YouTube channel.
Bioethics of COVID-19 Vaccines
The development of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has received much public attention and raised several ethical questions related to their development and use. The Office for Life and Family has gathered resources to provide information about the COVID-19 vaccines in relation to the pro-life movement here.
Creation Care (EcoPhilly)
In response to Pope Francis’ call in Laudato Si, EcoPhilly’s mission is to establish a network of creation care teams throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that achieve measurable improvements in their local environment. To learn more about this initiative or to become involved, please click here.
The Culture Project
Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez recently welcomed the Culture Project International back home to Philadelphia with great enthusiasm and approved the establishment of a new chapter in our region. Its missionaries are young men and women who will educate youth and young adults in our local Church about the dignity of every human life as well as the freedom and beauty of living out virtue and authentic love. To learn more, please click here.
The Gianna Center of Philadelphia
The Gianna Center of Philadelphia is dedicated to providing general gynecologic care, natural family planning education and infertility services – all while honoring the sanctity of each human life, the dignity of women and the integrity of marriage. To learn more about the center, please click here.
Nothing Compares to Being There
The Nothing Compares initiative is an opportunity for parishes to issue a heartfelt invitation to parishioners to return to the in-person celebration of the Mass after the many long months of the pandemic. For more information, please click here.
The Pastoral and Temporal Response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Resources from the Office for Catholic Education Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
With 141 schools across five counties, find a school that is right for you. Explore the Archdiocese’s Elementary, Secondary, Special Education and Early Childhood Programs.
Mark Stice Agency: Knight of Columbus
For over 130 years, the primary mission of Knights of Columbus Insurance has been to provide financial security to members and their families. With over 1.9 million members in 15,000 councils, Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family service organization, donating $1.55 billion and 691 million volunteer hours to charitable projects over the past decade. Offering top-quality life insurance, long term care insurance, disability income insurance, and annuity products, we are your shield for life.
The Institute for Christian Formation
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary recently launched the Institute for Christian Formation. The Institute offers a dynamic, new program of spiritual formation and development for men and women in a non-degree/non-credit format. Through small, interactive sessions led by acclaimed SCB faculty members and other vibrant speakers, participants will gain a deeper understanding of their faith. For more information, please click here.
Archdiocesan Audited Financial Statements and Additional Financial Information
For copies of current audited financial statements for entities of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as well as information about the Archdiocesan Finance Council and parish financial policies, please click here.
File an EthicsPoint Report
The Archdiocese has selected EthicsPoint to provide you with a way to anonymously and confidentially report actual or possible violations of financial policies.
Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting System
CBAR is a service operated by Convercent, Inc. an independent, third-party entity that provides intake services to private institutions for reports of sensitive topics such as sexual harassment through a secure, confidential, and professional platform. Individuals may go to ReportBishopAbuse.org to file a report or call (800) 276-1562.
The Holy See
The official website of the Holy See is available in six languages. This website is updated regularly with news about Pope Francis, the Vatican, and issues facing the Church and the World.
Archbishop Emeritus Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Things Worth Dying For: Thoughts on a Life Worth Living
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia and bestselling author of Strangers in a Strange Land, has authored a book that examines life’s central questions: why are we here, and how can we live and die meaningfully? With compelling grace, he shows us that the things worth dying for reveal most powerfully the things worth living for. Click here to learn more and order your copy
Office for Divine Worship Workshops
The Office for Divine Worship offers workshops for lectors and ministers of Holy Communion that are designed to provide ongoing formation for this important liturgical ministry.