News Releases from the Archdiocese
Statement of Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Following Opinion From the Supreme Court of the United States in Dobbs V. Jackson Women’s Health OrganizationPublish date: June 24, 2022
I am grateful to the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States for their willingness to hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and for their opinion, which affirms the deep value inherent to every human life.
News from CatholicPhilly.com
"As happy as we may be" with the June 24 decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Baltimore's archbishop said it's not a cause for celebration but for renewed efforts "to help women in difficult pregnancies."
A high school coach had been told to stop praying on the 50-yard line, and he refused. When his contract was not renewed, he sued the school for violating his First Amendment rights. The high court sided with him June 27.
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.
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.
Gifts made to the Catholic Charities Appeal support close to 180 ministries and programs.
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.
The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia
The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP) is an independent, nonprofit community foundation committed to growing philanthropy according to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Grounded in the principles of faith and service, CFGP meets the diverse needs of donors and Catholic institutions through charitable fund management and development consulting. Our services ensure an investment in the future of our faith. To learn more about CFGP, visit TheCFGP.org.
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.
Pastoral Support for Families in Crisis
The Saint Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, Faith offers pastoral accompaniment for those affected by divorce and separation and families in crisis. They are headquartered in Philadelphia and the office is in Skippack, PA. For more information about the foundation, please click here. Please subscribe to their YouTube Channel at Philly Nonnatus to receive notifications about upcoming podcasts. Subscribe by clicking here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.