Archbishop Chaput's column
The importance of Humanae Vitae
The 1968 encyclical remains a powerful counter-witness to the widespread sexual dysfunction of our age, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. Many Christians have collapsed in their defense of sexual integrity, but Humanae Vitae has remained a testimony to the truth.
Catholics urged to work for ‘holiness of freedom, freedom for holiness’
Archbishop Lori was the homilist at the opening Mass of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Fortnight for Freedom, an annual observance highlighting the importance of religious liberty.
Bishop: ‘Fundamental defects’ persist in Senate’s version of health bill
The Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act contains "many of the fundamental defects" that appeared in the House-passed American Health Care Act "and even further compounds them," said the bishop who heads the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.
Early reviews negative on Senate Republicans’ health care bill
One feature of the bill is a reduction in the federal government's share of funding for Medicaid, which offers health coverage to the poor, to 57 percent of its cost over the next seven years.
In new role, Lizanne Hagedorn leads work of feeding the needy
The new executive director of archdiocesan Nutritional Development Services, where she has worked for 38 years, continues her lifelong mission of answering people's needs.
Venezuela risks becoming Caribbean ‘North Korea,’ former leaders say
Two former Latin American presidents said the world is running out of time to find a solution to the crisis in Venezuela as President Nicolas Maduro aims to consolidate power over the country.
God loves, chooses, is faithful to those who are meek, pope says
"He fell in love with our smallness and it is for this reason he chose us. He chooses the smallest, not the greatest, the smallest, and reveals himself to the little ones," not the wise and learned, the pope said.
Living the Gospel is risky, embrace challenges with courage, pope says
"When Christians go about their daily lives without fear, they can discover God's constant surprises," Pope Francis told Serra International.
The hardest talk: Racism in parishes
The recent discussion on the prejudices people carry into parish life, which often are swept under the rug, were discussed openly at the final session in a four-part series on racism this year in archdiocesan parishes.
After K-12 in Catholic schools, quadruplets choose Catholic colleges
Elizabeth, Alexandra, Sarah and Richard are moving on from their Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood to Philadelphia-area universities, thanks to the many sacrifices of their proud parents.
Scenes from graduation days across the archdiocese
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 high schools throughout the five-county region recently celebrated their baccalaureate Masses and commencement exercises for the Class of 2017.
Archbishop Chaput ordains 12 men to diaconate
The men from suburban Philadelphia became deacons June 10 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul as their wives, families, fellow deacons and priests supported them in prayer.
Calendar of Events
Padre Pio Festival features prayers, processions and fun
St. Bede Parish in Holland, Bucks County, will hold its second annual festival in honor of St. Pio of Pietrelcina June 24-26. In addition to prayers, entertainment for the whole family is offered.
Tolton Movie Screening
The Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood invites you to help create a Culture of Vocations by reflecting on the life of Augustus Tolton and his heroic journey to the priesthood.
Reboot! Live! with Chris Stefanick at St. Philip Neri
This event will be held in October at St. Philip Neri in Lafayette Hill.
Praying for immigrants
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez prays that Americans see themselves in the faces of new immigrants to the U.S. -- may we see in them our own desire for happiness and to be welcomed and loved.
The coming synod and the need to really listen to Hispanic youth
Hosffman Ospino hopes dioceses can see the results of a Vatican questionnaire to Hispanic youth. The church must rely not only on a survey but on going out to where young people are.
A call to oppose the rise of rudeness
The climate of courtesy in the U.S. may have plunged, but Effie Caldarola believes we should make our lives speak of respect and mercy. We should "go high" even as other folks are "going low."
Saints zoom to their second state championship
Under Coach Mike "Zoom" Zolk, Neumann-Goretti turned a rough season start into a title-winning finish with a 7-4 victory over Bishop McCort.
Viewers of ‘All Eyez on Me’ might want to avert their ears
Radical politics and the wayward values of hip-hop culture take this profanity-laden, intense and rarely insightful biography of rapper Tupac Shakur (Demetrius Shipp Jr.), off course.
Beauty, poetry of classic hymns comes through in book, audio CD
Anthony Esolen, an accomplished literary scholar who is a faithful Catholic, turns his attention to the poetry of our beloved classic hymns in "Real Music." The book and accompanying audio CD captivate at every turn.