February 26, 2024

Archbishop’s Commission for Racial Healing

Founded in 2021, the Archbishop’s Commission for Racial Healing (ACRH) is an advisory body of laity, consecrated religious, and clergy that addresses the mortal sin of racism in the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Catholic Social Teaching. The commission members are a richly diverse group of Missionary Disciples serving as a resource for parishes, schools, and other Archdiocesan ministries.

February 9, 2024


CatholicPhilly, the official digital news agency of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, helps readers grow in their faith as Missionary Disciples by providing local Church-first news stories, engaging photo features, and guest commentaries threaded with rich faith formation content. Click here to sign up for CatholicPhilly’s free weekly e-newsletter

November 30, 2023

Archbishop’s Benefit for Children

The Archbishop’s Benefit for Children (ABC) is a year-round fundraising initiative that provides vital support for Catholic Social Services’ programs designed to care for children and young people in need throughout the Philadelphia region. They provide help and create hope for thousands of children each year, including children with disabilities, at-risk children, and dependent or court-adjudicated youth. For more information or to make a donation in support of the ABC, please click here.

July 13, 2023

Charity in Action

Individuals can now sign up for the Secretariat for Catholic Human Services’ interactive monthly e-newsletter, “Charity in Action” here. It illustrates the deeply positive impact CHS has on our local communities and the good works of its three divisions—Catholic Social Services, Catholic Housing and Community Services, and Nutritional Development Services.

July 13, 2023

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Missionaries of Mercy

Missionaries of Mercy are priests commissioned by the Holy Father to promote the duty of all priests to “hear confessions and preach on behalf of and promote the Sacrament of Reconciliation.” In addition, they have authority from the Holy Father to pardon certain sins reserved to the Holy See. Our local Church rejoices to have 10 more of our priests newly appointed to this ministry. For more information, please click here.

March 13, 2023

Archbishop’s Commission for Missionary Disciples

The Archbishop’s Commission for Missionary Disciples launched in the Summer of 2020. Since that time, the Commission has been praying, studying, consulting and planning to generate initiatives that will tap into the wellspring of grace in the heart of the Church and allow the power of Jesus Christ to transform our local Church. We invite you to be part of the mission! Click here for more information.

February 24, 2023

The Catholic Faith Network

The Catholic Faith Network’s mission is to proclaim the teachings of our Lord to the Catholic Community and beyond using media in all forms. The Archdiocese is proud to be a media partner with CFN.

September 29, 2022

“Called to Service” Documentary

On September 22, 2022, the Office of Permanent Deacons released “Called to Service,” a 9-minute documentary on the Permanent Diaconate in Philadelphia. The short video was produced by Emmy award-winning, Joyful Films and answers the question “Who is the deacon?”.  To watch “Called to Service”, please click here.

September 15, 2022

Hope in Christ: Spiritual Support for Addiction

The Church desires to be close to her children who are struggling with addiction and to bring them the healing power of Jesus Christ’s love. Visit our Hope in Christ website to find Catholic resources, ongoing support, testimonies and events to spiritually support you and your loved ones in the journey towards recovery: archphila.org/hope.

June 3, 2022

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.