Photo features

Interfaith prayer liturgy and inaugural benediction for Philadelphia mayor and City Council members

Archbishop Charles Chaput led the Interfaith Religious Leaders' inaugural prayer liturgy for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Dec. 28 at the Chapel of the Cathedral Basilica, and offered a benediction at the inauguration for Nutter and City Council members Jan. 2, 2012, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Photos by Sarah Webb/CS&T.

Archbishop Chaput makes Christmas prison visit

On Dec. 22, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap celebrated Mass for the inmates at the House of Correction (HOC) in Northeast Philadelphia.

Cardinal John Foley’s funeral slideshow

Images from Midmorning Prayer and a Mass for the Dead celebrated for Cardinal John Foley Dec. 15 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood; and from Midmorning Prayer and the funeral Mass celebrated for the cardinal at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia Dec. 16.

A life well-lived: Images from Cardinal John P. Foley’s life

Cardinal John Patrick Foley, Grand Master Emeritus of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and former President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, died on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Villa Saint Joseph in Darby, Pennsylvania (Delaware County). Cardinal Foley was 76 years old. He was ordained a priest on May 19, 1962, an Archbishop on May 8, 1984 and elevated to the College of Cardinals on November 24, 2007. These images are from many different periods of his very full life.

Archbishop and bishops at ‘Ad Limina’ visit to Rome

Photos of Pope Benedict XVI meeting Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Auxiliary Bishops Timothy C. Senior Daniel E. Thomas, John J. McIntyre, and Michael J. Fitzgerald Dec. 1 during their "ad limina" visit to the Vatican. Also photos of Cardinal Justin Rigali, retired archbishop of Philadelphia, and Archbishops Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia and John J. Myers of Newark, N.J., concelebrating Mass with other prelates from New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 1.

Recognized for excellence

Across the Archdiocese, Catholic individuals and organizations received awards in acknowledgment of excellence, service and witness to the Church.

Mass in thanksgiving of canonization of St. Don Guanella

A Mass in Thanksgiving of the canonization of St. Don Guanella was celebrated Nov. 27 at St. Pius X in Broomall.

The Archbishop’s autumn

Archbishop Charles Chaput crisscrossed the Archdiocese to celebrate Mass, confirmations and special events from September through November, 2011.

Little saints

Students from local schools dressed as saints for All Saints Day, 2011

Archbishop Chaput’s Installation

Installation photos of Archbishop Chaput