All Archbishop Chaput’s speeches Posts
Archbishop Charles Chaput writes about a survey of parishioners in the archdiocese, and other data, that show traditional parish life is ending, and it’s not coming back. After the visit of Pope Francis, serious work must begin on empowering lay leaders in the Church.
On the 50th anniversary of the close of Vatican II, Archbishop Charles Chaput gave a major speech on religious liberty last night at St. Charles Seminary. The talk is the first a four-part series on the topic this month.
In an address at Brigham Young University last week, Archbishop Charles Chaput reflected on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and what the seminal document has to say about religious freedom and the nature of public life in America today.
Archbishop Chaput said last week in Houston that we are at a very powerful “Latino moment” in our Church — a moment that acknowledges that demography is destiny, because half of people 14 to 34 years old in the U.S. are Latino. More than ever, Latinos should feel that the church is their home and they have a vital role in her mission.
We often hear the claim that we shouldn’t press for laws that impose our morality on others, Archbishop Charles Chaput said in an address Aug. 6 in Toronto. But no one really believes that kind of argument, because it makes no sense. In practice, all law involves imposing certain moral claims on other people.
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.