All Archbishop Chaput’s column Posts
This Thursday (November 26) we celebrate a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and on Sunday, the start of Advent and a new Church year, writes Archbishop Chaput in a letter to all parishes in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. It’s a good time to pause and reflect.
Archbishop Charles Chaput offers his thoughts on the upcoming Year of Mercy in the Catholic Church beginning Dec. 8 in an extensive commentary he wrote for the December issue of the magazine First Things.
In his weekly column, Archbishop Chaput points to one writer’s sobering discussion of the real victims of redefining marriage and the family: children. Well-intentioned “marriage equality” has serious, damaging consequences for law, personal freedom and social health.
Archbishop Charles Chaput writes in his weekly column about Ken Myers, who presents NPR-quality audio interviews with the best authors, artists, scholars and musicians, and who’s also a gifted speaker who leads off the Archbishop’s Lecture Series this Thursday.
At the close of the second week of the synod, Archbishop Charles Chaput writes from Rome about what discipleship really means. Whether its considering remarried persons or those with same-sex attraction, we can’t rewrite what Jesus requires in order to follow him.
With time barely to catch his breath after the World Meeting of Families and papal visit, Archbishop Charles Chaput was off to Rome this week to join Pope Francis (again) for the Synod of Bishops on the Family. The pope urged the bishops to be guided during frank discussions by apostolic courage, evangelical humility and trustful prayer.
In a recent talk, Archbishop Charles Chaput said he hopes Pope Francis will see that American Catholics share his passion for the church’s teaching on defense of the unborn child plus care for the poor and immigrants.
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.