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Martin Luther King Day, 2015

Posted on January 14th, 2015

The observance on Jan. 19 is much more than a celebration of King’s great service on behalf of the black community in America, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. It’s also a celebration of the power of religious faith working through believers who open themselves to that which God calls them to do in the world.


The family and social justice

Posted on December 31st, 2014

As we begin a new year, Archbishop Charles Chaput writes that the most important first step families can take in building a world of justice, mercy and charity is to pray often and together. Then we must bring Christ into all of our daily routines and interactions, especially when it comes to the poor.


A Christmas truce

Posted on December 23rd, 2014

This tired and complicated world never needed a “Christmas truce” — like the one called by soldiers in World War I a century ago this week — more than now, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. It’s never too late to invite the Christ Child into our hearts.


An Advent reflection

Posted on December 12th, 2014

Like Lent, Advent is a time of preparation and a penitential season, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. Advent embodies the words of the liturgy, which remind us that “we wait in joyful hope” for the coming of our savior, Jesus Christ.


Two events that shouldn’t be missed: A Catholic Life Congress and evening with Remi Brague

Posted on October 27th, 2014

One of the tasks we all have as adult Catholics is to deepen our faith by daily prayer and to form ourselves more fully in what the Church believes, Archbishop Charles Chaput writes. That means we need to seek out and take advantage of learning opportunities that come our way.


Food for the Catholic mind and soul

Posted on September 29th, 2014

One of the great needs we have as adult Catholics is to deepen our faith and stay current in its application to issues we face as a culture, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput in his column this week. One way to do that is through the “Archbishop’s Lecture Series” with monthly talks beginning tomorrow night.


A tale of two churches

Posted on September 10th, 2014

Archbishop Charles Chaput defers his weekly column to the Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George, who writes of the Christian Church and the rise of an official State religion in America. He doesn’t know how the tale will end, but he knows many good and faithful people do not want their beloved country to transform itself into a fake church.


As school begins, a brief lesson in marble

Posted on September 5th, 2014

In his weekly column, Archbishop Charles Chaput offers the metaphor of sculpture as a reflection on freedom, Catholic education and placing ourselves in the hands of God, the Divine Sculptor.


A lesson in priorities

Posted on August 29th, 2014

Archbishop Chaput notes two items in his weekly column – the HHS mandate and persecution of Christians in the Middle East – that form a single lesson in keeping religious freedom a priority in our lives. He suggests action to resolve both issues.


Buy this book. See this movie. Pray for these fellow Christians.

Posted on August 14th, 2014

In his column this week, Archbishop Charles Chaput urges everyone to read the catechesis for the World Meeting of Families 2015, to see the new movie “The Giver” and to pray together Sunday for persecuted Christians in Iraq.


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