Archdiocese Of Philadelphia

May 14, 2014

World Day of Families '15: 'Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive'

Archbishop Charles Chaput of the host city Philadelphia announced the theme at a press conference May 13.

February 7, 2014

Archbishop Chaput U.S. Appointee to Vatican’s Council on the Laity

The Philadelphia Archdiocese, which the archbishop shepherds, will host the 2015 World Meeting of Families.

February 1, 2013

Philly Catholic Schools Get the ‘Miracle of Memphis'

Building on the model that revitalized Memphis, Tenn., schools, a group of Catholic investors is taking over 16 elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

July 25, 2012

Msgr. William Lynn Gets 3-6 Years for Role in Philadelphia Sex-Abuse Cases

District attorney hopes case will be a warning to others; archdiocese says lesson has already been learned.

June 29, 2012

Archbishop Chaput: 'It's Going to Be a Long Fight'

Archbishop of Philadelphia, in Rome to receive a 'sign of embrace' from the Pope, regrets not being with his flock on day Supreme Court rules on health-care law.

June 6, 2012

'Unexpected Gift': Philadelphia Chosen to Host 2015 World Meeting of Families

News lifts a local Church struggling to resolve clergy abuse cases and 'deficit spending.'

March 16, 2012

Is the Church Too Trusting?

Arrest of Philadelphia archdiocesan financial officer renews questions about protecting the Church from mismanagment.

February 1, 2012

Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua Dies at 88

The Philadelphia archbishop was instrumental in implementing the new Code of Canon Law, serving on the Pro-Life Activities Committee and in immigration services.

January 6, 2012

Realism Needed to Save School System, Philadelphia Archbishop Says

July 24, 2011

Philly's New Shepherd

A Register Editorial: Archbishop Chaput is a trailblazer with a knack for advancing the claims of faith in the public square.

May 20, 2011

On Sex Abuse, the Buck Stops With the Bishops

News analysis: The Vatican confirms that bishops bear ultimate responsibility for dealing with clerical perpetrators. A recent scandal sheds some light on how that responsibility is being carried out.

April 26, 2011

Philadelphia and the Dallas Charter

Are Church authorities unfairly lumping priests who simply patted a knee with those accused of serious allegations?

April 25, 2011

Why Not All Priests Should Be Treated Equally

One psychologist who has worked with both victims and abusers sees problems with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s new policies. Reaction to a scathing grand jury report.