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Organ donation is a beautiful act of charity and solidarity. One family’s generous decision in a time of unimaginable pain results in another family’s reason to hope.

The Catholic Church has long viewed organ donation as a gratuitous gift, and many families have been touched by either receiving or donating organs after the passing of a loved one. Pope Francis called organ donation “a testimony of love for our neighbor.”

Organ donation is managed through state and federal law, and legislation is before the General Assembly that would update Pennsylvania law to include further education and regulations to ensure informed consent. The Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association and the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference therefore support House Bill 30 and Senate Bill 180 with strengthening amendments.

Please click here to contact your elected officials today in support of these bills with strengthening amendments.

Happy Mothers Day!

Announcement from the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament/Statement from Archbishop Chaput

Pentecost Mass for Archdiocesan Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Promotional Resources Regarding Pilgrimage for Jubilee Year of Mercy and Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa

Letter from Archbishop Chaput to the Jewish Community on the Observance of Passover Promotional Resources Regarding Relevant Radio

Addendum to Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Retreat Programs from the Archdiocesan Office for Persons with Disabilities

Dear Brother Priests and Deacons,

Yesterday, I shared Archbishop Chaput’s latest column, “Living Fully: Pilgrimage and Encounter,” in which he focused on efforts in the Church to enhance respect for persons with disabilities. A link to that column is included here in case you missed it.

Today, I am providing some additional information about retreat programs sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Persons with Disabilities, which is below. Please consider making this information available in your parish communities in the manner you deem most appropriate. Thank you.

Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan
Vicar for Clergy
Chosen Fathers: A Retreat for Fathers of Children with Disabilities: On Saturday, April 30 at St. Charles Seminary, the Office for Life and Family and the Office for Persons with Disabilities will host a retreat for fathers and grandfathers of children with disabilities. The retreat will be led by Doug Keck, a Chosen Father, who is the president of EWTN and an award winning TV/Radio host. To register online go to .
For more information call 215-587-3530 or email .


Mothers of Children with Disabilities Retreat: On Tuesday, May 3 at Malvern Retreat House, Fr. Dennis O’Donnell will direct a retreat for mothers and grandmothers who are raising children with disabilities and also those who have adult children with disabilities. There will be time to pray, reflect, and chat with other mothers. To register online go to For more information please contact Malvern Retreat House at 610-644-0400 or the Office for Persons with Disabilities, Archdiocese of Philadelphia at 215-587-3530.


Archbishop Chaput’s Statement Regarding the Death of Mother Angelica, Founder of EWTN

Statement from USCCB President Archbishop Kurtz/Petition to Halt Christian Genocide in the Middle East

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