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The World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia 2015 Iconic Image.

Official prayer, image for World Meeting of Families released

The official prayer and image for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year have been released to aid... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaking at a conference in Mexico City, Nov. 16, 2013.

'Demography is destiny,' Archbishop Chaput tells Latino Catholics

The Church in the U.S. should not and cannot ignore the ever-increasing Latino population, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

Papal visit to US not confirmed, but archbishop confident

Reports that Pope Francis will travel to the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families in 2015 remain unconfirmed by... Read more

St. John Paul II, a co-patron of the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

St. John Paul II, Gianna Molla to be World Meeting of Families patrons

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia announced Sunday that St. John Paul II and St. Gianna Beretta Molla will be patron... Read more

Archbishop Chaput at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

Archbishop: Mandate ruling threatens Philly's vulnerable

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that he is “deeply disappointed” that a district judge has denied the archdiocese... Read more

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, speaks at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

World Meeting of Families shows man's destiny is love, official says

The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family urged the U.S. bishops to help share the message that the... Read more

March for Marriage participants outside the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. on March 26, 2013.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia urges support of March for Marriage

In defense of the dignity of marriage, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced its participation in the second annual March... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia speaks during the CALL conference in Los Angeles in August 26, 2013

Theme for upcoming World Meeting of Families announced

During a press conference held in Philadelphia, USA Vatican officials announced the theme for the 2015 World Day of Families,... Read more

Pope John Paul II.

Archbishop Chaput recalls humanity, dynamism of John Paul II

In a recent interview with an Italian daily, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia discussed his memories of St. John Paul... Read more

Archibishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Nov. 16, 2013.

Archbishop Chaput: Pope Francis brings fresh exhilaration to the Church

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia reflected that Pope Francis in the first year of his papacy has shown “a... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput at the March for Life in Washington, DC.

Archbishop Chaput extends Passover greeting to Jewish community

Ahead of the Jewish observance of Passover, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has written to Philadelphia’s Jewish community to extend “the... Read more

Panel of participant pose for a picture in the March 25 press conference announcing the 2015 World Day of Families

Archbishop underscores beauty, joy of family life

At the official presentation of the upcoming World Day of Families in Rome, Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke of the importance... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia. File Photo/CNA.

Archbishop Chaput among those appointed to Vatican laity council

Pope Francis appointed members of the Pontifical Council for the Laity Feb. 6, including one American – Archbishop Charles J.... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.

Truth of human dignity is burned on our hearts, archbishop says

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that despite 41 years of legalized abortion in the U.S., the understanding of... Read more

Archibishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Nov. 16, 2013.

Greatest obstacles to evangelization are 'our own hearts'

In the fight to eradicate material problems such as poverty and drugs, we must work to remove the spiritual obstacles... Read more

Archbishop Chaput at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

Archbishop Chaput lauds Pope's display of God's tenderness

Pope Francis’ papacy has been marked by a distinct emphasis on the poor and a unique ability to convey God’s... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia celebrates Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica, Oct 20, 2012.

Modern heart must be won by radical love, Archbishop Chaput says

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said the Holy Father’s recent lengthy interview calls attention to the modern world as... Read more

Screenshot of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput speaking to students from across the archdiocese.

Critics bash 'dimwitted' attack on Archbishop Chaput

An essay claiming that Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia was put in a “right-wing funk” by Pope Francis' popularity “completely... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput at the March for Life in Washington, DC.

Never be afraid to share Gospel, Archbishop Chaput tells youth

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia held three catechetical sessions at World Youth Day, urging youth to follow Christ with humility,... Read more

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Non-profit takes over several Philadelphia archdiocese schools

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Monday signed an agreement transferring ownership of 14 former parish elementary schools to an independent... Read more