All Archbishop Chaput’s speeches Posts
When we Americans think about economics, we think in terms of efficiency and production, Archbishop Charles Chaput said in a talk last week. When Pope Francis thinks about economics, he thinks in terms of human suffering. We can’t always see what Francis sees, and what he says about economic justice may be hard for some of us to hear.
In a speech at New York University, Archbishop Charles Chaput urges Christians to live an uncompromising life as St. Francis did, one person, one family, one Christian community at a time – and thus begins a revolution.
In a speech at the Anselm Institute at the University of Virginia, Archbishop Charles Chaput said we should not give up — at least not yet — on the possibilities for good that still reside in our system of public life in America.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput spoke at a meeting of bishops from Canada, the United States and Latin America Nov. 16 in Mexico City, Mexico.
He spoke of the challenges the Church faces in America – pastoral, social, economic and political — which are as many as they are serious.
Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke at a meeting of bishops from Canada, the United States and Latin America, sponsored by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, Saturday, Nov. 16 in Mexico City, Mexico.
He spoke of the challenges the Church faces in America – pastoral, social, economic and political — which are as many as they are serious. He focused on several of those problems, poverty and drugs, plus a third in his conclusion.
In Rome during November and December 1997, Archbishop Chaput, then of Denver, attended the Special Assembly for America convened by the World Synod of Bishops. He delivered the following comments to the gathered bishops, among them a coadjutor archbishop from Argentina, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J. The two archbishops later discussed these remarks during the synod. And 16 years later, Pope Francis remembered and referenced them in greeting Archbishop Chaput after a general audience at the Vatican. They’re presented here as a matter of record. — CatholicPhilly.com
My goal tonight is to speak about personal conversion and the new evangelization, through the lens of the Year of Faith. And I’d like to do that in three steps. First, I’ll revisit what a “year of faith” is, and why Pope Benedict felt we needed one. Second, I’ll talk about Pope Francis and the new spirit he brings to witnessing our faith as a Church. And third and most important, I’ll speak about what we need to do, and how we need to live, going forward – in other words, how we might share our faith so fully and joyfully that we truly become God’s lumen gentium, God’s “light to the nations.”
Archbishop Charles Chaput addressed the national conference of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL) today in Los Angeles, in which he referred to the Letter to the Hebrews, which said, “there came forth from one man [Abraham], himself as good as dead, descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and countless as sands on the seashore” (11:11-12).
“That’s the power of faith,” Archbishop Chaput said. “That’s the fertility of personal witness. If CALL helps accomplish that kind of conversion in each of your lives; if CALL helps you strengthen each other in your Catholic faith and in your vocation as Christian leaders; then God will use it, and use you, to bring new life to our nation.”
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Laity Engaging Laity Conference
Colorado Springs, Colo., 8.13.13
My task today is talking about our culture, and how we might change and renew it. And I’m glad to do that. But I’d like to begin with a few observations.