Sunday, October 28, 2012


Due to severe weather conditions, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has cancelled the 61st annual  Red Mass scheduled for Monday, October 29, 2012.  We will post rescheduling information if/when it becomes available.  Thank you for your understanding, and stay safe during the storm!

Monday, September 17, 2012

invites you to the 61st Annual Red Mass
in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

on October 29, 2012 at 5:15 p.m.

and to the St. Thomas More Award Dinner
Honoring The Hon. James J. Fitzgerald III
Former Justice of Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
and Current Superior Court Judge

Award Dinner immediately following the Red Mass:
The Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Red Mass is open to the public.

Please R.S.V.P. for the Award Dinner by Oct. 19, 2012:

$150 per person / $1,250 for a table of ten
Checks should be sent to:  St. Thomas More Society, P.O. Box 58060, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Checks should be made payable to The St. Thomas More Society of Philadelphia.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Wednesday, May 23, 2012
12:00 - 2:00PM (registration begins at 11:45AM)

Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. 

Director of Education & Ethicist, The National Catholic Bioethics Center
Topic: The Ethics of Healthcare Mandates and Nationalized Healthcare

Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP
Justice Roberts Room, 28th Floor
123 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19109-1029

Attorneys attending this event may receive one Continuing Legal Education credit in Ethics. The cost, including lunch, is $50 and $275 for a table of six.

Space is limited, so RSVPs are strongly encouraged.  Please email, or call David Rovner, Esq, at (215) 576-7600, ext. 121. Checks, which may be delivered on the day of the event and need not be sent in advance, should be made payable to the St. Thomas More Society of Philadelphia, and may also be mailed in advance to David Rovner, Esq, 261 Old York Rd, Ste 200, Jenkintown, PA, 19046.

Rev. Dr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk is a priest of the diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts. As an undergraduate he earned degrees in philosophy, biochemistry, molecular cell biology, and chemistry, and did laboratory research on hormonal regulation of the immune response. He later earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Yale University, where he focused on cloning genes for neurotransmitter transporters which are expressed in the brain. He also worked for several years as a molecular biologist at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Fr. Tad studied for 5 years in Rome where he did advanced work in dogmatic theology and in bioethics, examining the question of delayed ensoulment of the human embryo. He has testified before members of the Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Virginia and North Carolina State Legislatures during deliberations over stem cell research and cloning. He has given presentations and participated in roundtables on contemporary bioethics throughout the U.S., Canada, and in Europe. He has done numerous media commentaries, including appearances on CNN International, ABC World News Tonight, and National Public Radio. He is Director of Education for The National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia.