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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

Aug 15, 2019

By Mary Farrow

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

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Catholic Social Services launch new appeal to Supreme Court

Jun 3, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

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

Nov 1, 2018

By Perry West

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

Aug 17, 2018

By Ed Condon

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

Jul 26, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

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

Jul 18, 2018

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

Mar 16, 2018

By Courtney Mares

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

Aug 8, 2017

By Perry West

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

May 22, 2017

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

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia.

A new path for Philadelphia’s historic seminary?

May 19, 2017

Amid plans for the future of the Philadelphia archdiocese’s historic Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, the seminary and Neumann University have... Read more

What does it take to renew marriage? This archdiocese plans to find out

Mar 29, 2017

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced a new initiative on marriage and family life: a three-year course which will be... Read more

Archbishop Chaput processes into Mass, April 1, 2016.

Philly archdiocese releases full text of Archbishop Chaput's interview with CNS

Nov 17, 2016

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has published the full text of Archbishop Charles Chaput's responses to questions posed to him by... Read more

Re-trial puts landmark Catholic sex abuse conviction in doubt

Aug 9, 2016

A landmark case involving Catholic officials’ response to sex abuse is planned for retrial May 1 of next year. The... Read more

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court inside the state capitol building in Harrisburg.

Pa. court lets stand ruling that priest's trial was tainted

Jul 28, 2016

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court let stand July 26 a ruling that prosecutors in a Philadelphia priest’s trial used prejudicial evidence... Read more

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, June 24, 2015.

Archbishop Chaput: Pope Francis shows continuity on divorce, remarriage

Jul 7, 2016

Pope Francis’ teaching on divorce-and-remarriage and the sacraments represents Catholic tradition and shows the way forward for engaging those who... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105

After nearly 150 years, Philadelphia seminary looks to move

Jun 20, 2016

By Mary Farrow

Bishop Francis Patrick Kenrick, the third bishop of Philadelphia, started St. Charles Borromeo seminary out of his home on Fifth... Read more

Philadelphia's Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, where Msgr. Edward Deliman will be consecrated a bishop Aug. 18, 2016.

Philadelphia's new auxiliary bishop accepts role with gratitude

May 31, 2016

Philadelphia priest Monsignor Edward Deliman will become the archdiocese’s new auxiliary bishop in August, and he says the prospect is... Read more

The Walker family from Argentina embraces Pope Francis in Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis met Argentine family who travelled 11,000 miles to Philadelphia

Sep 28, 2015

The Holy See press officer explained on Sunday that that morning Pope Francis had met with the Walkers, a family... Read more

Pope Francis and Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia outside Independence Hall, Sept. 26, 2015.

For Pope Francis, it's imperative: religious liberty is a gift from God. Defend it.

Sep 26, 2015

In a Philadelphia moment laden with symbolism, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged all Americans and all religions to unite against... Read more