Press Releases

Judge Nelson Diaz to Visit Students at Catholic Social Services Out of School Time Program

September 29th, 2014

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Honorable Nelson Diaz, former Judge for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, will visit Catholic Social Services’ Casa del Carmen to speak about his experience with law school and pursuing a career in law with students in the Out of School Time Program.

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Food for the Catholic Mind and Soul

September 29th, 2014

One of the great needs we have as adult Catholics is to deepen our faith and stay current in its application to issues we face as a culture. Providing ways to do that is the motive behind the “Archbishop’s Lecture Series,” organized and led very well by Meghan Cokeley in our Office for the New Evangelization.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Closure of Worship Sites in Philadelphia

September 28th, 2014

Saint Callistus Church and Saint Laurentius Church will no longer serve as worship sites of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and Holy Name of Jesus Parish, respectively, and will close as Roman Catholic Churches

Letter of Archbishop Chaput to the Jewish Community at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

September 24th, 2014

At this time of year, it is my annual pleasure to greet the local Jewish community on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. I join the clergy and people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in extending to area Jews our prayerful best wishes at this sacred time.

Archbishop Calls for Day of Prayer for Synod of Bishops on the Family

September 23rd, 2014

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has invited all people to participate in a worldwide Day of Prayer on Sunday, September 28th for the Synod of Bishops on the Family. This Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will take place from October 5 – 19 in Vatican City on topics related to the pastoral challenges to the family and evangelization.

Saint Norbert Parish Elementary School to Host “Nickels to Knock Out Childhood Cancer

September 23rd, 2014

Saint Norbert Parish Elementary School in Paoli (Chester County) will host a “Nickels to Knock Out Childhood Cancer” school-wide fundraiser. The event will be held on September 26th, which is designated as, “National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day.”

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Incident in Center City Last Week

September 18th, 2014

A key part of a Catholic education is forming students to respect the dignity of every human person whether we agree with them or not.

Archdiocesan High School Students Honored at Maguire Foundation Scholars’ Celebration

September 17th, 2014

275 high school freshman and sophomores, including over 200 students from the 17 high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will be honored as Maguire Scholars by The Maguire Foundation at a celebration hosted by Mr. and Mrs. James J. Maguire, Co-Principals of the foundation.

Statement of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Regarding Alleged Incident in Center City Last Week

September 17th, 2014

On Wednesday, Archbishop Wood High School became aware that some of its former students were allegedly involved in the assault of two men in Center City last week.