Archbishop Chaput's speeches

Changing our culture with the fire of faith

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.

To be missionaries, go forth!

(Editor’s note: Archbishop Charles Chaput is giving a series of talks at World Youth Day, July 24-26. At the request of the Holy See, speakers have been asked not to read formal, prepared texts to the young people. The following are talking points of the archbishop’s informal talk.)

To be Christ’s disciples

(Editor’s note: Archbishop Charles Chaput is giving a series of talks at World Youth Day, July 24-26. At the request of the Holy See, speakers have been asked not to read formal, prepared texts to the young people. The following are talking points of the archbishop’s informal talk.)

Thirsting for God, thirsting for hope

Archbishop Charles Chaput is giving a series of talks at World Youth Day, July 24-26. At the request of the Holy See, speakers have been asked not to read formal, prepared texts to the young people. The following are talking points of the archbishop’s informal talk.

Some thoughts on the course of Catholic-Jewish relations

Meeting with the Jewish Community Relations Council, American Jewish Committee and Anti-Defamation League, Philadelphia, July 11, 2013 It’s a pleasure to be here today, and I’m grateful to Adam Kessler and everyone involved in arranging this event for inviting me. I had the privilege of a very good friendship with the Jewish community in Colorado during my years as archbishop of Denver. That included a great working relationship with the American Jewish Committee, and on-going contacts with the Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council and the Anti-Defamation League.

Wisdom, Christian witness and the Year of Faith

Year of Faith Lecture Series, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., July 8, 2013 Nothing is more compelling than a good man, or a good woman, in an evil time. Wisdom is the pursuit of the true, the right and the lasting. In the record of Scripture and the witness of the Church, all these things find their source in God, and nowhere else but God.

Junipero Serra and his witness for today

Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke at the Serra International Convention June 22 in Mallorca, Spain. Francis of Assisi was not a man known for his dissembling about the Gospel. And Junipero Serra, his spiritual son, had the same burning zeal in all things related to Jesus Christ. The key question facing every Christian in every age isn’t whether the Christian faith is socially useful, or consoles us when we’re sad, or makes us nicer people. The key question is whether our faith is true.

Catholic witness and religious liberty in the light of 2013

Salt and Light Dinner, April 25, 2013, Greensburg, Pa.   One of the great scholars of the last century was the Jesuit Henri de Lubac.  As a theologian at Vatican II, de Lubac helped to shape some of the council’s most important work.  It’s less well known that he spent much of World War II […]

Testimony to the United States Commission on Civil Rights

(The following originally appeared on ThePublicDiscourse.com, website of the Witherspoon Institute) +Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M.Cap. Archbishop of Philadelphia March 22, 2013   Ladies and gentlemen: Thank you for this opportunity to offer comments to the Commission. My remarks today are purely my own.  But they’re shaped by 25 years as a Catholic bishop and the […]

Mass honoring St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Marianne Cope, Washington, D.C.

Jan. 26, 2013 + Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.   I am Archbishop Charles Chaput ofPhiladelphia.  I’m also a Native American.  When I was asked to preach today, I wondered if some of you would worry that I would give favored attention to our first Native American saint, Kateri Tekakwitha, and neglect St. Marianne Cope.  […]