Video Features

Don’t be silent, speak and save Ukraine, archbishop says

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine Feb. 24, Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the worldwide Ukrainian Catholic Church, has remained in Kyiv with his people sending videos of encouragement. See his latest video with text in English and Spanish.

‘Spirit of America’ grounds students in history to prepare for future

Thanks to the Connelly Foundation, 900 students at archdiocesan high schools will attend immersive seminars on American democracy offered by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.

Archbishop Perez invites all to join in synod

In a new video, the archbishop explains the Synod on Synodality and invites everyone to listen to one another and the Holy Spirit through local sessions this spring.

Update from Ukraine with Archbishop Borys Gudziak

The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia spoke Feb. 9 from Ukraine with CatholicPhilly.com on how the people there are facing the current crisis with faith, determination and courage.

Catholic education forms missionary disciples, good citizens

Ahead of National Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, 2022), Archbishop Nelson Pérez shares how faith in the classroom and at home transforms both minds and hearts.

Merry Christmas from CatholicPhilly.com and friends

Faithful from throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are helping us to wish you the blessings of this joyous season, and the peace and hope found in Jesus.

This Christmas, nothing compares with going to Mass in person

After last year's separated Christmas celebrations, Archbishop Nelson Perez tells in a new video how important are the family traditions of the holiday and celebrating the birth of the vulnerable baby Jesus in our hearts. 

Three videos of 2021 Barry Award gala

Archbishop Perez received the American Catholic Historical Society’s award Dec. 3 at the Union League of Philadelphia. Watch three videos from the event.

We’re a church that listens, archbishop says as synod opens

Archbishop Nelson Pérez shares in his monthly vlog how parishes and the faithful can learn to listen to one another and the Holy Spirit during the synodal process called for by Pope Francis.

Rediscover Jesus in person at Mass, says archbishop

As Advent begins, Archbishop Nelson Pérez invites faithful to return to the Eucharist, where Jesus makes himself fully present in love, just as he did at his birth.