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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.


Europe, America and religious freedom

Posted on June 27th, 2014

Americans have no magic immunity from today’s growing government interference with their rights or with their religious consciences, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput in his weekly column. That is why the Fortnight for Freedom is so important.


When ‘God is love’ has a human face

Posted on June 19th, 2014

This week the Church leads us from one great solemnity, Trinity Sunday last weekend, to another, Corpus Christi Sunday, on June 22. Archbishop Charles Chaput writes that both feasts teach us something beautiful about the God we profess and the life he invites us to lead.


Pentecost 2014 and the birthday of the Church

Posted on June 8th, 2014

Just as the Holy Spirit filled Mary with new life and she gave birth to Jesus, so the Holy Spirit also filled the Apostles with new life at Pentecost and they gave birth to a new era through their preaching and example, writes Archbishop Chaput in his weekly column. God creates new life through each of us. We’re meant to be fertile. We’re meant to bring others to new life in Jesus Christ.


Catholic witness and the march for marriage

Posted on May 30th, 2014

Cultures change when people change, and people change through the witness of other people, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput in his weekly column. He urges everyone to show support for the family and the integrity of marriage as foundation stones of America during a March for Marriage June 19 in Washington, D.C.


Preserving the ‘vital sources of our humanity’

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

The Collegium Institute at the University of Pennsylvania is an example of the Catholic lay vocation lived intelligently, respectfully and confidently – for the benefit of Catholics, but also for the enrichment of the academy and general public. It deserves our support within the Catholic community and beyond, writes Archbishop Chaput in his weekly column. And we need a lot more of the same.


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