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Never be afraid to share Gospel, Archbishop Chaput tells youth

Jul 26, 2013 - 02:06 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia held three catechetical sessions at World Youth Day, urging youth to follow Christ with humility, to share their faith with joy, and to serve the poor both in body and in soul.

Non-profit takes over several Philadelphia archdiocese schools

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.

Philadelphia archdiocese announces 24 parishes to merge

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.”

Archbishop Chaput finalizes three priests' ministry removal

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.

Archbishop Chaput to consolidate Philadelphia seminary

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.

Archbishop Chaput: Campus ministry has eternal value

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.”

Bishops urged to imitate St. Thomas More in mandate fight

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.

Archbishop Chaput: Advent's message relevant in wake of tragedy

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.

Archbishop Chaput says Year of Faith holds solution to relativism

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.

Archbishop Chaput: being a saint is the only thing that matters

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.

Archbishop Chaput: Be Catholic before you are Democrat or Republican

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.

Archbishop Chaput links new saints with New Evangelization

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.

Archbishop Chaput urges end to capital punishment

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.

Archbishop Chaput urges 'deep changes' in Philadelphia archdiocese

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.

Jesuit university to buy Philadelphia archbishop's residence

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.

Philadelphia archdiocese creates new Catholic high school system

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.

Philadelphia archdiocese to sell major properties

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.

As secularism spreads, Archbishop Chaput charts path for renewal

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.

Philadelphia archdiocese cuts jobs, closes newspaper

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.

Defense of Church requires revival of faith, Archbishop Chaput says

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.

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October 22, 2014

Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

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