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The difficulty of waiting during Advent

What is my strength that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should be patient? — Job 6:11 Advent aside, it is the season of waiting in my house. A month ago, Mike clicked “submit” on the last of his early college applications — his hopes for the next four years of […]

Being Human in an Age of Unbelief

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Penn for Life, University of Pennsylvania November 7, 2011 In getting ready for tonight, Charles Gray asked me to keep two things in mind. First, he asked me to remember that we have a mixed audience here in Houston Hall, both Catholic and non-Catholic. Second, he asked me to […]

School Choice is the Right Choice for Pennsylvania’s Families

The following is a statement released by the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference: HARRISBURG (September 29) ‑ “School choice is the right choice for Pennsylvania’s families.” The Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania yesterday issued this statement in support of legislative efforts to create a school voucher program and increase the already successful Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

Sisters of Mercy celebrate 150 years

When the Merion Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas celebrated its 150th anniversary in the Philadelphia Archdiocese on Sept. 25 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, they weren’t far from where it all began. The Cathedral, where Archbishop Chaput celebrated the 2 p.m. Mass, is only a mile or so away from the former Assumption B.V.M. Church, the site of their first mission in Philadelphia.

High school baseball coach arrested

  A Catholic high school baseball coach has been arrested in Philadelphia on nine charges including assault and corrupting the morals of a minor. Lou Spadaccini, 37, coached at SS. John Neumann Maria Goretti High School in South Philadelphia since 1995 as an assistant, and was head coach since 2006. The South Philadelphia resident was […]

Archbishop Chaput’s comments at close of installation Mass

Before I do anything else, I want to thank Cardinal Rigali, not just for his welcome, his support and his personal graciousness; and not just for his years of leadership with the Church in Philadelphia.  Cardinal Rigali has lived his vocation in service – extraordinary service — to the Holy Father and the Catholic community […]

A gift from the Potawatomi Nation

At lunch today: Friends & members of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation give Archbishop Chaput a special blanket .

Teachers’ association walks away from negotiations

The Association of Catholic Teachers broke off negotiations with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia early Tuesday, Sept. 6, after little progress was made in weekend negotiating sessions. The association’s team walked away from the table with significant issues not agreed upon. According to a statement released by the archdiocesan Office for Communications, many of the issues […]

#catholicphilly twitter party of July 1

#catholicphilly twitter party of July 13 – What’s the future of Catholic MediaArchPhilly Getting ready to participate in @CSTPhiladelphia 1st twitter party on future of #Catholic Media #catholicphilly -2:17 PM Jul 13th, 2011MiracMedlShrine #catholicphilly -2:23 PM Jul 13th, 2011LeslieASF The future of Catholic media…so excited! #catholicphilly -2:26 PM Jul 13th, 2011Grieger9 excited #catholicphilly -2:27 PM […]