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A resident of St. Philomena Cottage, a new home for young adults with disabilities of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Photo courtesy St. Edmond's Home for Children.

Philadelphia archdiocese opens home for young adults with disabilities

A Philadelphia bishop last month blessed Saint Philomena Cottage, a new archdiocesan home for young adults with disabilities.  Read more

Archbishop Nelson Perez. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Philadelphia archbishop offers prayers, calls for peace after days of unrest

Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia has offered prayers for the family of a man recently killed in a police shooting,... Read more

A baptismal font at St. Michael's Parish in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia archdiocese asks two priests to undo hasty church renovations

Two parish administrators at two different Philadelphia churches must work to undo church renovations that drew both objections from parishioners... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

Woman who punched reader at Mass in Philadelphia reportedly unfit to be charged

The woman who yelled at a lector and punched her twice during Mass at the Philadelphia cathedral is not mentally... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, which houses the relics of St. Katharine Drexel.

Reader punched in the face at Sunday Mass in Philadelphia; motive unknown

During the 11 a.m. Mass on Aug. 23, which was being livestreamed, two female readers concluded their readings and were... Read more

Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia during his installation Mass, Feb. 18, 2020.

Christ is hope for the Church and the world, Archbishop Perez says at installation

The hope of Christ is far more profound than hope as the world defines it, Archbishop Nelson Perez said during... Read more

November 27, 2019: Archbishop Charles Chaput in Rome for his final ad limina visit as Archbishop of Philadelphia.

In last Sunday Mass as Philly archbishop, Chaput retires with gratitude

Archbishop Charles Chaput has been a diocesan bishop for 31 years. For most of that time, his people have known... Read more

Archbishop-elect Nelson Perez speaks at a Jan. 23 press conference announcing his appointment as Archbishop of Philadelphia.

Aiming for pastoral presence in Philadelphia, Perez says he learned from Chaput

The next Archbishop of Philadelphia said Thursday that he is glad for a homecoming to his native archdiocese, that he... Read more

Bishop Nelson Perez. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Cleveland's Bishop Nelson Perez to lead Philadelphia archdiocese

Bishop Nelson Perez of Cleveland was appointed Archbishop of Philadelphia Thursday, returning to the local Church of his priestly ordination.  Read more

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's 2019 African Heritage Mass.

African Heritage Mass in Philadelphia draws Catholics from 21 countries

Hundreds of African Catholics gathered last Sunday for an annual Mass in Philadelphia, blending cultures, languages, and attire from across... Read more

Ex-Philly pastor arrested for charges of embezzling roughly $100,000 of church funds

A priest in Downingtown, Penn., a suburb west of Philadelphia, was arrested yesterday for stealing roughly $100,000 in church funds... Read more

Police officers carrying assault rifles respond to a shooting on August 14, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

After Philadelphia police shootings, Chaput calls for 'sensible solutions' to violence

After a standoff between police and a gunman in Philadelphia yesterday, in which six officers were shot, Archbishop Charles Chaput... Read more

Supreme Court of the United States.

Catholic Social Services launch new appeal to Supreme Court

Lawyers representing Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia are appealing to the Supreme Court after the agency was stripped of its... Read more

Philadelphia foster families continue fight for Catholic Social Services

Foster parents in Philadelphia will be in court next week, asking a judge to allow a Catholic agency to continue... Read more

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa.

Investigation launched into sexual harassment claims at Philadelphia seminary

Bishop Timothy Senior, auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia, has announced that the archdiocese is investigating a claim of sexual harassment made... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, which will soon house the relics of St. Katharine Drexel.

St Katharine Drexel's relics to be moved to Philadelphia cathedral

The relics of St. Katharine Drexel, along with her original tomb, will be translated to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints... Read more

Don’t let Philadelphia shut down Catholic foster agency, appeal says

The City of Philadelphia is selectively targeting religious foster agencies that cannot place children with same-sex couples, and a federal... Read more

Philly archdiocese responds after city halts foster care placements

After the City of Philadelphia announced it has stopped using Catholic Social Services’ foster care program because it does not... Read more

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Philadelphia just got a group of young Carmelite nuns

The archdiocese of Philadelphia voiced joy and gratitude for 10 young Discalced Carmelite nuns and a new chaplain who have... Read more

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito receives an honorus causa degree at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary from Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, May 17, 2017.

Justice Alito warns seminarians religious liberty is in danger

In his address to graduating seminarians on Wednesday, United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. emphasized the importance... Read more