Archbishop Chaput's calendar

Archbishop Chaput’s public calendar, Sept. 3-9, 2012

Friday, Sept. 7 12:30 p.m. — Meeting of College of Consultors/Council of Priests Saturday, Sept. 8 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. — Archdiocesan Pastoral Council Mass and Meeting Sunday, Sept. 9 11 a.m. — Religious Jubilarians’ Mass, Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia 6:30 p.m. — Mass, Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and […]

Archbishop Chaput’s public calendar, August 20-27, 2012

Friday, Aug. 24 to Saturday, Aug. 25 Attend Catholic Association of Latino Leaders Annual Members Meeting, Miami, FL Sunday, Aug. 26 6:30 p.m. — Mass at Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia Monday, Aug. 27 4:30 p.m. — Mass of the Holy Spirit, Opening of the Academic Year at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, […]

Archbishop Chaput’s public calendar – August 6 – 12, 2012

Monday, Aug. 6 to Wednesday, Aug. 8 Attend Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention, Anaheim, Calif. Saturday, Aug. 11 5 p.m. – Mass at St. Eugene Church, Primos Sunday, Aug. 12 11 a.m. – Mass at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Philadelphia 6:30 p.m. – Mass at Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia

Building a culture of religious freedom

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Keynote address at Napa Institute Conference, Napa, Calif. July 26, 2012   A friend of mine, a political scientist, recently posed two very good questions.  They go right to the heart of our discussion today. He wondered, first, if the religious freedom debate had “crossed a Rubicon” in our country’s political […]

Archbishop Chaput’s Public Calendar, July 2012

Tuesday, July 17 5 p.m. — Welcome Dinner for Installation of Archbishop Samuel Aquila, Warwick Hotel, Denver   7:15 p.m. — Solemn Vespers, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Northglenn Wednesday, July 18 2 p.m. — Installation Mass of Archbishop Aquila, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Denver Thursday, July 19 to Saturday, July 21 Attend 73rd […]

June 2012

Thursday, June 7 11 a.m. — Commencement — Archbishop Carroll High School Cabrini College Friday, June 8 1:30 p.m. — Meet with Priests of Ordination Class 2011 Archdiocesan Pastoral Center Saturday, June 9 5 p.m. — 50th Anniversary Mass St. Jude Church, Chalfont Sunday, June 10 10 a.m. — 100th Anniversary Mass St. Edmond Church, […]

John XXIII and the nature of real peace

Many of us, including many non-Catholics, remember Pope John XXIII as “good Pope John” — a man who committed himself to world peace and international justice. But in talking about peace, John always began with the dignity and rights of the individual human person, and the importance of the common good. Peace in the world […]

Why Catholic Schools Are Worth Saving

This Sunday, May 20, is “Voucher Sunday.” You won’t find it on the Catholic liturgical calendar, but this year in Pennsylvania, it’s a vital day nonetheless. Over the past few months, people across the Archdiocese have been working with renewed urgency and zeal to rebuild the health of our Catholic schools. Alumni and alumnae have […]

Thoughts on an invitation to grace

Later this month, on May 19, I’ll ordain new priests for our local Church. This is a special moment of joy for me, since these new brothers will be the first I welcome into the priesthood as Archbishop of Philadelphia. But every new priest is a source of joy and hope for all our people. In the wake of so many difficulties for our Church over the past 15 months, we need to pause and reflect. Every genuine love story is a great love story; and every great love story creates new life. Real love is always fruitful. The love of husbands and wives bears fruit most obviously in the lives of their children, but also in many forms of Christian service … and also in the witness which their love provides to other people.

It’s not enough to know Jesus; we need to love Him

Scripture tells us that after the crushing sadness of the crucifixion, the joy felt by the disciples in recognizing Jesus at Emmaus was intense. But as deep and personal as their joy was, it also compelled them to act. Their joy was alive; it was restless; it made them run back to Jerusalem through the […]