All Archbishop Chaput’s column Posts
In four months, it will be Christmas, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. If the Holy Family could make it to Bethlehem without downtown parking or a SEPTA pass, we can come to Philadelphia to share the gift of the World Meeting of Families with Pope Francis, one month from now.
The visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia can spark a whole new spirit of life in our region and in our Church, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. But we need to join him here personally. It’s worth the effort of coming into the city. It will be spectacular.
We face many serious matters but none as uniquely wicked as the deliberate killing of innocent life, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput, who notes the swell of revulsion at the system-wide barbarism of Planned Parenthood’s fetal trafficking.
After the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, we now live in a different country, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. The world in the coming decades will demand heroism, and Catholics will have to make costly choices for life against a world, and a nation, made ill by sin.
Nations that try to redefine marriage and family are laying the cornerstone of war, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. He prays that God may give us integrity and courage for the years ahead. We’ll need it.
Archbishop Charles Chaput calls the pope’s new encyclical on environmental concerns a serious teaching document, not storytelling. It invites discussion and reflection on creation, and humanity’s role as its stewards.
Archbishop Charles Chaput writes of the steps taken by Pennsylvania lawmakers and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to protect young people and families from sexual predators and the suffering they cause.