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May 2012

Posted on May 2nd, 2012

Thursday, May 3
2:30 p.m. — Attend Conference for Priests given by Cardinal Paul Cordes
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood
4 p.m. — Celebrate Jubilarian Mass
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood
6 p.m. — Attend BLOCS 16th Annual Scholarship Dinner
The National Constitution Center
Saturday, May 5
8:30 a.m. — Archdiocesan Pastoral Council
Archdiocesan Pastoral Center
5:15 p.m. — Wedding Anniversary Mass
Cathedral Basilica of SS. […]


April 2012

Posted on April 23rd, 2012

Sunday, April 1
10:45 a.m. — Mass
Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
6:30 p.m. — Mass
Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
Thursday, April 5
10 a.m. — Chrism Mass
Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
5 p.m. — Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
Friday, April 6
3 p.m. — The […]


Holy week, Easter and the beginning of new life

Posted on April 4th, 2012

Archbishop Charles Chaput
The late and much loved Cardinal Augustin Mayer, O.S.B., once wrote that, “Nothing great is ever achieved without suffering.”

His words come back to me every year during Holy Week.

They remind us that discipleship always has a cost. No Christian ever lives the Gospel without eventually encountering the cross.


The nature of the Church and the importance of lay action

Posted on March 21st, 2012

In the next few months, at my request, The Catholic Standard and Times will publish a report on the financial condition of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, including its offices, ministry programs and many of its related agencies and non-profit corporations.

Too often we think of the Church as an institution, and institutions are hard to love. The structures of Catholic life are required by canon and civil law, and they’re important. But they’re also secondary. At her heart, the Church is a family, a community of believers.

Like any family, her members have mutual obligations of respect and accountability. This has practical consequences. We ask our people to be generous. As a result, they have a right to know that their resources, which the Church holds in trust for them, are used properly.


Where we are as a Church, six months later

Posted on March 8th, 2012

Six months ago this week (March 8), I began my service as Archbishop of Philadelphia. One of the reasons I write this weekly column is to speak directly and freely to our clergy and people.

Today is a good time to reflect on the work that’s been done so far to resolve the challenges facing the Archdiocese, and the work – a great deal of work – that still remains.

As I’ve noted in the past, when I arrived in Philadelphia I began a comprehensive financial and legal review of our archdiocesan operations. That process has been thorough and sobering. It will continue for several more months. But today we do have a far better sense of our limited resources and the scope of our problems.


Re-orienting our lives to the things that matter

Posted on February 29th, 2012

One of the defining moments of Jesus’ public ministry takes place before his work even begins. In the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, God’s Spirit leads Jesus into the desert for fasting and prayer. While there, Satan attacks him with temptations to vanity, worldly power and glory.
In effect, Christ’s knowledge of who he really is […]


March 2012

Posted on February 29th, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012
9 a.m. — Board of Trustees Meeting
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood
Saturday, March 3, 2012
2:30 p.m. — Mass, Men’s Spirituality Conference
Archbishop Ryan High School, Philadelphia
Sunday, March 4, 2012
6:30 p.m. — Mass
Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul,
Philadelphia
Monday, March 5, 2012
6 p.m. — Dinner with Seminarians of St. Charles and their […]


Re-orienting our lives to the things that matter

Posted on February 22nd, 2012

One of the defining moments of Jesus’ public ministry takes place before his work even begins. In the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, God’s Spirit leads Jesus into the desert for fasting and prayer. While there, Satan attacks him with temptations to vanity, worldly power and glory.

In effect, Christ’s knowledge of who he really is and the nature of his messiahship are put to the test. Pressed by the devil to turn stones into bread, a hungry and weakened Jesus nonetheless answers: “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’” (Mt 4:4).


It’s not a ‘compromise,’ and it needs to be rescinded

Posted on February 16th, 2012

Creighton Abrams, arguably America’s best general in recent history, was an uncommon man. A biographer said that “he touched those who came to know him in a way they valued and would never forget.” It’s easy to see why. He led by example. He embodied the virtues of courage, honesty, dedication to mission, personal humility and unfailing fidelity to his wife and six children over a marriage of 38 years.


February 2012

Posted on January 26th, 2012

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012
6:30 p.m. — Mass — Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
 
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012
10:30 a.m. — Archdiocesan Educational Fund Meeting
12 Noon — St. Martin de Porres Foundation Meeting
 
Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
7 p.m. — Come & See Vocation Retreat — St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood
 
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
3:30 p.m. — Homilist […]


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