From Archbishop Chaput’s invitation to the World Meeting of Families - “The lesson is this: As families, we need to teach our children that what we do becomes who we are. We need to share more and acquire less. We need to unplug a little from the network of noise that surr
Adoption is a deeply personal and emotional decision for birth parents. It is a loving and life affirming choice; but each adoption decision may be grounded in very different circumstances. Pennsylvania law allows for open adoptions but also establishes a mediation process where adopt
From CatholicPhilly- Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Charles Chaput a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The Holy See made the announcement Thursday, Feb. 6. No details on the archbishop’s role on the council were released by the Vatican or the Archdiocese of Philad
From Archbishop Chaput: We belong to one Church – a family that spans continents and centuries, bound together by a common faith in Jesus Christ. In that spirit, today I ask all Catholics in the Greater Philadelphia region to pray urgently for the Church in Ukraine and to press
• There are approximately 3.3 million Catholics in Pennsylvania • Catholic health care facilities serve more than 3 million people of all faiths annually • Catholic charities agencies serve more than 360,000 people of all faiths annually • Pennsylvania has approximately 540 Catholic s
From the NCHLA- Update: The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) during the week of January 27. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) made this announcement at the March for Life Rally on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Plea
The Very Reverend Robert M. Gillelan, Jr., Diocesan Administrator, has announced that Pope Francis has named Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, 66, as the eleventh bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg. He succeeds Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, who died, May 2, 2013. Bishop Gainer will be int
From the USCCB—Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, applauded the January 9 introduction of the bipartisan State Marriage Defense Act of 2014 (H.R. 3829) in the U.