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May 13, 2014

Remarks of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. at News Conference Announcing the Theme for the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015

Good morning, and welcome to our special guests including Governor Corbett and Mayor Nutter. Most of all I am honored and pleased to welcome to Philadelphia his excellency, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Monsignor Carlos Simone Vasquez of the Pontifical Council for the Family, and Father Andrea Ciucci of […]

May 13, 2014

World Meeting Of Families – Philadelphia 2015 Announces Official Theme For September 2015 Event: “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive”

Philadelphia, PA (May 13, 2014) – Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, along with World Meetings of Families-Philadelphia 2015, today announced the official theme for the Eighth World Meeting of Families: “Love is our mission: the family fully alive.” Inspired by the words […]

May 5, 2014

Catholic School Students For Catholic Charities To Host Collection Celebration

Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities will host a collection celebration with Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, who oversees Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. More than 100 students from schools throughout the Archdiocese will celebrate their hard work raising funds to benefit the schools of special education in the Archdiocese. Monday, May 12, 2014 […]

May 2, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: The Cornerstone Of A Liveable World

In his great encyclical, Populorum Progressio, Pope Paul VI described the “natural family” – the permanent union of one man and one woman — as the key to real human development and the basis of all human community. Every neighborhood, city and nation begins with the family. It’s the seed from which all larger communities […]

May 1, 2014

Catholic Charities Appeal Partners With The Philadelphia Phillies For Second Annual Catholic Charities Night At Citizens Bank Park

After a successful turnout last season, the Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA) will partner once again with the Philadelphia Phillies for “Catholic Charities Night”. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through a dedicated link will go directly to the appeal. Orders must be placed by May 24th. To purchase tickets to this game and […]

April 30, 2014

Three Archdiocesan High School Students Awarded Prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarships

Ana DeJesus, John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School; Alex Tieu, Roman Catholic High School for Boys; Imani Richburg, West Catholic Preparatory High School All named 2014 Gates Scholars The Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future are proud to announce that three Archdiocese of Philadelphia high school seniors have been awarded prestigious […]

April 22, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Remembering Two Men, Two Popes, Two Great Saints

In just a few days – April 27, Divine Mercy Sunday – Pope Francis will canonize two of the greatest religious leaders in many decades: Blessed Pope John XXIII and Blessed Pope John Paul II. It’s a good moment to pause and reflect on each. Elected in October 1958 at the age of 77, Pope […]

April 16, 2014

Office For Child And Youth Protection Plants Pinwheel Garden For National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office for Child and Youth Protection (OCYP) planted approximately 180 pinwheels in front of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center as part of a national effort to commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention month. The pinwheels will remain in place through the end of April. The nationwide Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign was conceived by […]

April 16, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Message For Easter 2014

Dear friends in Jesus Christ, For Christians, Holy Week is the most sacred time of year. It’s a time to reflect on what the “good news” of Jesus Christ really means. C.S. Lewis once wrote that “Christianity is a thing of unspeakable joy. But it begins not in joy, but in wretchedness, and it does […]

April 14, 2014

Letter Of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. To The Jewish Community At Passover

Together with the clergy and people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I want to extend to the local Jewish community our prayerful best wishes during this year’s observance of Passover. Passover is, of course, the great feast that marks the liberation of the Chosen People from slavery. In remembering this miracle, the celebrations relating to […]