From the USCCB – June 4, 2018 – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case involves a Christian baker named Jack Phillips who declined in 2012 to create a custom wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony.
Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia “Like many Americans, I awoke this morning to learn of the horrific acts of violence that took place last night in Las Vegas. So many precious and innocent lives were senselessly lost in an evil manner and it fills all of us w
From the USCCB – The president and vice president along with chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have issued a statement about the Administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program after six months. Over 780,0
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!” – St. Catharine of Siena On August 31, at a special mass held at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena, Bishop Alfred A. Schlert was ordained and installed as the Fifth Bishop of Allentown. He is the first prie
The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference stands in support of legislation, House Bill 1076, that would use collaborative relationships among municipalities to address the need for housing for the homeless across the state. The bill, introduced by state Rep. Tom Caltagirone, D-Berks, would
In Wake of Charlottesville Violence, Archbishop Charles Chaput Releases Statement On August 13, 2017, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. CAP. released the following statement in wake of the Charlottesville, Va. act of violence in which one woman was killed and 19 were i
By Jen Reed The Catholic Witness As the Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania gathered at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg Sept. 27 to concelebrate Mass for those who serve in public office, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia told Catholic elected officials that God has given the