Press Releases

Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Of Lenten Films, and Faith Where it’s Least Expected

February 18th, 2016

Exactly 12 years ago this month (February 25) Mel Gibson released The Passion of the Christ. Gibson set a new standard in religiously themed films by drawing together superior acting (Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci and talented unknowns), directing (Gibson himself) and other excellent production values, and combining them with a compelling story (Christ’s Passion) and ample financial resources.

Archbishop Chaput’s Column: In Memory of a Great Man

February 15th, 2016

Death is always a defeat and a liberation: a defeat for human pride; but for the friends of God, a liberation to eternal life. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died on February 13. He was a man of extraordinary legal genius and fidelity to the Constitution.

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. CAP. on the Death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

February 15th, 2016

Justice Antonin Scalia was a man of outstanding legal genius and deep Catholic faith.  I had the privilege of knowing and engaging him personally; disagreeing with him on matters like the death penalty; but agreeing with him on so many other issues and admiring his extraordinary moral integrity.  In an age of superficial executive and […]

Ash Wednesday in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

February 8th, 2016

Catholics throughout the Philadelphia region mark the beginning of Lent

Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Ash Wednesday 2016

February 8th, 2016

This Wednesday, February 10, is Ash Wednesday, marking the start of the penitential season of Lent for 2016. In place of a column this week, Archbishop Chaput offers responses to a series of questions posed by CatholicPhilly and Catholic News Agency (CNA).

37 Eighth Grade Students Named 2016 Neumann Scholars to Attend Archdiocesan High Schools in the Fall

February 8th, 2016

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office of Catholic Education is proud to announce that 37 current eighth grade students are this year’s recipients of the Neumann Scholarship sponsored by the Connelly Foundation. The scholarship is an annual initiative, which honors the founder of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Parochial School System, Saint John Neumann, the fourth Bishop of Philadelphia.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Continuation of Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative

February 8th, 2016

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced today the continuation of the Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative with three parishes from the City of Philadelphia and two parishes from Delaware County entering the process.

Saint John Chrysostom Parish to Receive Loyola Press Opening Doors Award

February 5th, 2016

Loyola Press, in partnership with the National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD), honors parish communities that demonstrate inclusion and engagement practices that facilitate the participation in the parish of people with disabilities.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Faith in the Future Foundation Extend Their Management Agreement through 2022, Affirming the Progress of this Innovative Model in Catholic Education

February 4th, 2016

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Faith in the Future Foundation, today announced that their management agreement, which was first signed in August 2012 to ensure the independent oversight and strategic management of the 17 high schools within the Archdiocese as well as its four schools of special education, has been extended through 2022.