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Of death and hope

Posted on November 11th, 2011

The seasons every year are a reflection of a greater reality. Most of us love autumn, which always has a special beauty in Pennsylvania. But as the days grow shorter and colder, our spirit subtly changes. November reminds us that all life, including our own, comes to an end.
Over the centuries, the Church has often […]

Thursday, November 10, 2011 – Sunday, November 20, 2011

Posted on November 11th, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011 – Speak at Assumption College
Friday, November 11, 2011 – Fundraising Dinner for Denver Seminary
Monday, November 14, 2011 – USCCB General Mtg., Baltimore
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 – USCCB General Mtg., Baltimore
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 – USCCB General Mtg., Baltimore
Thursday, November 17, 2011 – USCCB General Mtg., Baltimore
Sunday, November 20, 2011 – Cathedral […]

A Time of Continuity and Grace

Posted on July 27th, 2011

As the Church of Philadelphia prepares to receive its new Archbishop, we have a wonderful opportunity to reflect on this great time of grace and continuity. This […]

The Faith of the Church: Universal, Local and Personal

Posted on June 22nd, 2011

Jesus commands that the universal faith of the Church is to be preached locally and lived out personally. The celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth […]

2011 Lenten Pastoral Letter

Posted on March 2nd, 2011

February 28, 2011
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all!
In the life of the Church, Lent is all about facing the reality of sin in the light […]


Posted on February 24th, 2011

By Cardinal Justin RigaliArchbishop of Philadelphia
As we begin to prepare ourselves for the observance of Lent, we reflect this week on one of its principal themes: prayer.Simple […]

The Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church

Posted on February 16th, 2011

In conjunction with the upcoming World Youth Day to take place in Madrid a special Catechism for young people is being published, with a Preface written by […]

Love: The unique distinction of the human person

Posted on February 9th, 2011

By Cardinal Justin RigaliArchbishop of Philadelphia
At this time of year, we see many images of human love placed before us. Let us take this great and unique […]

The name of Jesus

Posted on February 2nd, 2011

By Cardinal Justin RigaliArchbishop of PhiladelphiaWe have just concluded the month of January, during which the Church recalls in a special way the Holy Name of Jesus. Let us take that, along with the subject of names in general, as our topic this week.The importance of a nameMany of us have experienced the power of […]

Observing 200 years: Anniversary of the birth of St. John Neumann

Posted on January 26th, 2011

By Cardinal Justin RigaliArchbishop of Philadelphia
As we prepare to celebrate the 200th anniversary of St. John Neumann’s birth on […]

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