Jul 16, 2013 - 12:04 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Monday signed an agreement transferring ownership of 14 former parish elementary schools to an independent non-profit school network that will operate them as Catholic schools.
Jun 4, 2013 - 12:07 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Sunday announced the merger of 24 parishes into 10, saying the changes will “ultimately strengthen parish communities.”
Apr 8, 2013 - 01:03 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has finalized three priests' removal from archdiocesan ministry: one who faces a “substantiated” allegation of abuse in a 40-year-old incident and two priests who have been accused of sex abuse or other misconduct.
Mar 7, 2013 - 03:13 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has announced his plan to consolidate Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary's operations, as part of his ongoing reform of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Jan 12, 2013 - 06:07 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia offered encouragement to campus ministers this week, assuring them their mission “matters eternally because each human soul you touch is immortal.”
Dec 20, 2012 - 12:03 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has held up the 16th century's Saint Thomas More as a model of courage for bishops in the face of the federal contraception mandate.
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:28 am .- The message of Advent is applicable in today’s world, especially in light of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said in his Dec. 17 column.
Nov 19, 2012 - 11:58 am .- The current Year of Faith is an opportunity to counter the cultural relativism that plagues modern society and that has led many in the Church to deny Catholic teaching on important topics, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.
Nov 17, 2012 - 06:09 am .- At a conference on faith and evangelization, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia told participants that sanctity is the single necessity in a person's life.
Oct 25, 2012 - 04:00 am .- As the country approaches election day in two weeks, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia is encouraging Catholic voters to place their faith above their allegiance to political parties.
Oct 22, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia believes that the seven saints who were canonized by Pope Benedict Oct. 21 should serve as models for bringing the Gospel to the modern world, and that Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in particular should be an example for young people.
Sep 11, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- Ahead of the possible execution of three convicts on Pennsylvania’s death row, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has called for an end to the death penalty.
Sep 8, 2012 - 08:03 am .- Celebrating the first anniversary of his role as head of the Philadelphia archdiocese, Archbishop Charles J. Archbishop Chaput is calling for “deep changes” in how the local Church thinks, behaves, and is organized.
Sep 7, 2012 - 06:53 pm .- St. Joseph’s University has signed a letter of intent to buy the Archbishop of Philadelphia’s residence from the financially troubled archdiocese at an expected cost of $10 million.
Aug 21, 2012 - 09:17 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia unveiled a new school system this morning that will be run by an independent Catholic foundation and will serve the archdiocese's high schools and special education programs.
Aug 13, 2012 - 01:17 pm .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced it will sell some of its large real estate holdings, including the archbishop’s residence, to reduce operating costs in the face of a multi-million dollar deficit.
Jul 27, 2012 - 12:32 am .- Changes in the nature of American society call the faithful to renew their commitment to living out their beliefs in public life, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.
Jun 24, 2012 - 04:56 pm .- Facing a $17 million projected deficit, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is cutting over 40 jobs, closing and restructuring programs, and shuttering its 117-year-old newspaper The Catholic Standard and Times.
Jun 21, 2012 - 11:05 am .- While defending their freedom in public life, Catholics must also renew the Church spiritually, starting in their own lives, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said in a June 20 address to journalists.
Jun 12, 2012 - 12:26 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has named Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Senior as rector of Philadelphia’s historic St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, saying the bishop will serve in the “demanding but also rewarding” role of priestly formation.