Archbishop Chaput's column

Thoughts on the synod: Solitude and mission

Archbishop Charles Chaput turns his column over to a young man discerning God's personal call to embark on a mission for life -- a vocation -- which begins with solitude and is built in community.

The power of witness; the importance of the Eucharist

Archbishop Charles Chaput lauds the Culture Project that ministers to young adults, the Courage ministry to persons with same-sex attraction and the holy Eucharist -- all treasures of the Catholic Church.

What happens in Germany

Archbishop Charles Chaput offers six thoughts on questions German bishops are debating: Who can receive the Eucharist, and when, and why? What happens in Germany will not stay in Germany, as history has taught us.

Thoughts on the Synod: Becoming a Hedgehog

Archbishop Charles Chaput shares the insight of a young man about to be ordained a priest. Young people need Christian witness, and to find rest in Jesus from the world's noise.

Thoughts on the Synod: A Thirst for Mentoring

In the first in a series, Archbishop Charles Chaput shares the comments of a young woman in Philadelphia who asks how the Catholic Church can encourage mentors for today's youth and young adults.

‘A Man of His Word’

Archbishop Charles Chaput has always loved movies, and he gives a hearty thumbs up for a new film on Pope Francis. It allows the pope to express himself simply and persuasively on a wide range of issues.

The importance of amendment 8

The Irish Constitution "acknowledges the right to life of the unborn." That amendment faces a repeal vote on May 25, and Archbishop Chaput urges everyone in the archdiocese to pray for Ireland and the defense of life.

In praise of true evangelizers

While some insist on attacking effective Catholic groups as too politically right wing, the critics should at least get out of the way of those lay Catholic evangelizers the Church urgently needs today, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput.

The shape of things to come

Interference with religion isn't just a theme for science fiction. It's happening around the U.S., writes Archbishop Charles Chaput, who encourages people to defend the church's freedom to preach the Gospel.

Child abuse prevention month

The sexual abuse of minors is a problem that reaches into public schools, institutions and society at large, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput, who explains the church's efforts to act forcefully against it within the church herself.