Archbishop Chaput's column

Archbishop Chaput’s public calendar for Monday, June 20 to Sunday, June 26

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Archbishop outlines dangers from Pa. bill on statutes of limitation

Along with pastors of all 219 parishes of the Philadelphia Archdiocese, Archbishop Charles Chaput called on all local Catholics last weekend to oppose a bill that would allow civil lawsuits on past cases of child sexual abuse.

Pope Francis on love in the family

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

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

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

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

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

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

Archbishop Chaput's statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Ash Wednesday 2016

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."