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Easter letter of Archbishop Chaput

Posted on April 1st, 2015

Chaput-suit-portrait-small-for-webArchbishop Charles Chaput offers his thoughts on Holy Week, which for Christians is the most sacred time of the year.


Thoughts for the beginning of Holy Week

Posted on March 27th, 2015

Chaput-suit-portrait-outline-for-web-smallBefore the Triduum begins this year, Archbishop Charles Chaput relates the powerful witness of a friend who prayed with homeless men in Philadelphia one Good Friday long ago.


The World Meeting of Families: What you can do

Posted on March 23rd, 2015

Chaput-suit-portrait-outline-for-web-smallWith only six months to go before September’s big events, including the papal visit, Archbishop Charles Chaput writes there are five things everyone can do to help with preparations as the pace intensifies.


The blessing of persons among us with special needs

Posted on March 13th, 2015

In the eyes of God, nothing is more beautiful than a person with special needs. So Archbishop Charles Chaput invites everyone to come together to show their support for the dignity of all life at a Mass for persons with disabilities March 21 at the cathedral.


Remembering a forgotten genocide

Posted on March 5th, 2015

This Lent we need to remember and pray for the Armenian Christians who died 100 years ago – even if the world wants to forget that genocide — writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. The memory of their suffering should turn our hearts and our energies to helping the millions of Christians now suffering in the Middle East and around the world.


The importance of ‘Man-Up Philly’ 2015

Posted on February 27th, 2015

The world needs faithful Catholic men with a hunger to be saints more urgently than ever, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. They can grow in their courage and spiritual maturity by coming together in prayer and friendship at “Man Up Philly” on March 7.


A welcoming city, and a chance to be part of the welcome

Posted on February 23rd, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput invites people throughout the region to open their homes and welcome visitors to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in September. It’s easy to do, and the need is as great as the city they’re visiting.


On the threshold of Lent, 2015

Posted on February 12th, 2015

Lent invites us all toward real freedom, which hinges on our turning away from sin and toward God and not just with our words but with our whole lives, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. What we do with the invitation depends on us.


Ennobling what it means to be human, and the alternative

Posted on February 6th, 2015

In his column, Archbishop Charles Chaput notes the irony of Sunday, Feb. 8: The day observes both the necessity of strengthening marriages and the imperative to fight the barbarism of human slavery through trafficking.


Martin Luther King Day, 2015

Posted on January 14th, 2015

The observance on Jan. 19 is much more than a celebration of King’s great service on behalf of the black community in America, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. It’s also a celebration of the power of religious faith working through believers who open themselves to that which God calls them to do in the world.


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