Press Releases

USCCB: Seek Peace in Ukraine, Says U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for International Justice and Peace

January 25th, 2022

Tensions are mounting as the United States and its NATO allies consider how best to respond to the massive build-up of Russian military forces and equipment on the border of Ukraine.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Launches 2022 Catholic Charities Appeal And Sets $12.5 Million Fundraising Goal To Benefit Those In Need

January 24th, 2022

This year’s fundraising goal is $12.5 million with the theme “Giving Hope to All.”

USCCB: U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 21st, 2022

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities called on the faithful to “pray, fast, and work for the day when the gift of every human life is protected in law and welcomed in love” on the anniversary of the court’s decision.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez To Hold News Conference Launching 2022 Catholic Charities Appeal

January 20th, 2022

Archbishop Pérez will announce this year’s fundraising goals and highlight the impact the initiative has on those served by the social services and educational ministries of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez to Greet Saint Monica Parish Elementary School Teachers, Staff, and Students and Offer Blessing

January 20th, 2022

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will visit Saint Monica Parish Elementary School in South Philadelphia. He will be joined by Reverend Joseph Kelley, Pastor, Saint Monica Parish; Deacon Leonard DeMasi, Saint Monica Parish; and Sister Melissa Mastrangelo, I.H.M., Principal, Saint Monica Parish Elementary School. Together, they will greet students upon arrival at the upper campus. Andrew […]

Ambassador’s Fund for Catholic Education Awards Grant to Further the Work of Racial Healing

January 20th, 2022

The Ambassador’s Fund for Catholic Education awarded the Archbishop’s Commission on Racial Healing a $10,000 grant for the 2021-22 academic/fiscal year.

A Delegation of 2,000 Pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Participate in the 2022 March For Life in Washington, D.C.

January 19th, 2022

The Annual March for Life is a national event promoting the respect and protection of all human life from conception to natural death.


January 19th, 2022

On behalf of the Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future, Mrs. Nancy Kurtz, Interim Superintendent for Secondary Schools, has announced the 2021 Archdiocese of Philadelphia Fall Sports Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. This distinguished list recognizes Archdiocesan high school student-athletes who earned first or second academic honors in the first quarter marking period while competing in cross country, field hockey, soccer, girls’ tennis, golf, football, and girls’ volleyball.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Encourages Faithful to Participate in the “9 Days for Life” Initiative Calling For an End to Abortion

January 18th, 2022

“9 Days for Life” is a national initiative sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; it will take place January 19-27, 2022 Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez encourages faithful throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to join in solidarity with Catholics from throughout the country by prayerful participation in “9 Days for Life,” a pro-life […]

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary to Award Archbishop Emeritus Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Honorary Degree During Seminary’s 2022 Concursus

January 18th, 2022

Archbishop Chaput, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, will give the Concursus keynote address to seminary graduates