Archbishop Chaput's speeches

La Nueva Evangelización: Responsabilidades y desafíos para el continente Americano

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. Read the talk in Spanish here, and see our post of the speech from Nov. 16 in English, here.

The New Evangelization: Responsibilities and challenges for the American continent

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.

First preach by the way you live

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

Fire upon the earth: A Year of Faith, personal conversion and the new evangelization

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Year of Faith Lecture Series, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood Oct. 1, 2013 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.”

Why faith matters: Belief as a cornerstone of what it means to be human

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."

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.