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Pope Francis on love in the family

Posted on April 14th, 2016

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.In an age when people’s nerves are rubbed raw by information they don’t like, it’s easier to skip the thinking and get straight to the arguing, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. He believes “The Joy of Love” must be understood in the context of the Catholic wisdom that frames it.


Living Fully: Pilgrimage and Encounter

Posted on April 12th, 2016

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop Charles Chaput writes in his column about the gift that persons with disabilities are to families, the church and the world. The differences of all people exist as an invitation to love and support each other.


Darkness to light, 2016

Posted on March 23rd, 2016

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.In his Easter message, Archbishop Charles Chaput writes of the reality of the cross of Jesus, and how his dying restores everyone to the beauty God intended for each. In turn, we must each live as missionaries.


Some thoughts on the brink of Holy Week

Posted on March 18th, 2016

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.As we prepare for the holiest week of the year, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput, our focus must in part be on supporting Middle East Christians, whom the U.S. State Department says is enduring genocide by Islamic State.


A bitter time and its lessons

Posted on March 11th, 2016

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop Charles Chaput writes about the recent report on clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania and the ugly feelings it brings for people in the archdiocese, which has made progress in helping survivors and protecting children — permanently.


Of Lenten films, and faith where it’s least expected

Posted on February 18th, 2016

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop Chaput, a lifelong movie fan, points out four new films and one older one, “The Passion of the Christ,” to reflect on during Lent. He also writes that what we see on the surface of other people, or on the screen, is only a fraction of who they really are.


In Memory of a Great Man

Posted on February 15th, 2016

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop Chaput’s statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.


Ash Wednesday 2016

Posted on February 8th, 2016

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop Charles Chaput offers several creative ways of making this Lent, which begins this Wednesday, Feb. 10, a time of fruitful personal conversion. He suggests the sacrament of penance and a daily period of silence, beyond the obvious things we “give up.”


From hospice to hope: Thoughts on Catholic Schools Week 2016

Posted on January 29th, 2016

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.If we assume we’re in decline, we guarantee decline, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. If we go forward with more audacity, then good things are possible. This is a time to celebrate our schools’ vital mission for the future.


Roe v. Wade at 43

Posted on January 22nd, 2016

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.The anniversary of the legalization of abortion can be, with a lot of hard work, the beginning of a new and better culture that respects the sanctity of human life at every stage, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput.


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