Archbishop Chaput's column
Toward a deeper experience of Lent
In his message for Ash Wednesday, Archbishop Chaput recalls the failed 1933 treaty between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. We negotiate treaties with our personal sins and dictatorial appetites all the time. Lent is a time to smash them.
Charity, clarity, and their opposite
As Catholic leaders in Germany consider blessing same-sex unions, Archbishop Chaput writes that creating confusion around important truths of our faith, no matter how good the intention, only makes the difficult task of sharing those truths more difficult.
RISE and the vocation of Christian men
Men need a challenge, and Archbishop Chaput has one for men this week. The decline of male responsibility is a big problem in American culture, and healing it begins with the conversion of our hearts and actions through tools like RISE.
Awards honor the goodness of God in papal honorees’ lives
In his remarks at a Jan. 21 ceremony for recipients of papal honors, Archbishop Chaput told the men and women that who they are is more important than what they've done. By their lives, they teach everyone how to be good.
Living out the Epiphany
As we celebrate Christ's manifestation to the Magi, we honor those who have made Jesus known to the world through their witness to the Gospel.
The more, the merrier: Christmas 2017
The words of a modern seminarian and an ancient hymn both remind us of the eternal message of Christmas, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. In silence and simplicity, Jesus comes to "set all things aright."
The season of prayer and witness
For Christians, Advent can consist of Option A, watching greed-inspiring Xmas ads to sell products, or Option B, praying often and reading Scripture. Archbishop Chaput writes that a strong faith requires strong action, and he suggests feeding the poor and advocating for the DREAM Act in Congress.
Some thoughts on advocacy and accuracy
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has done much to root out and prevent sexual abuse in parishes and schools, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. He hopes the media, especially the Philadelphia Inquirer, would cover those efforts.
Women in the new evangelization
Archbishop Charles Chaput is not worried about the future of the church because at a women's conference Saturday in Doylestown he spoke to a packed crowd of faithful Catholic women who are radicals for love.
Respeto a la vida 2017
Respeto por la vida humana viene en todo tipo de testimonio, incluyendo en un justo y humano proceso de inmigración y el valor profético de las Hermanitas de los Pobres contra la intrusión del gobierno, escribe el arzobispo Charles Chaput.