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Pentecost and the nature of speaking the truth

Posted on May 21st, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.The “birthday of the church” is a time for Christians to work for policies that both raise up the poor and protect defenseless unborn children, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput.


Reflecting on the human cost of abuse and its prevention

Posted on April 29th, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.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.


Remembering the suffering of fellow Christians

Posted on April 24th, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop Charles Chaput defers his column to a commentary on the April 24 worldwide remembrance of people killed in the Armenian genocide exactly 100 years ago.


Mercy, marriage and Dante Alighieri

Posted on April 16th, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.In his weekly column Archbishop Charles Chaput reflects on the important coming Year of Mercy, plus upcoming marriage support programs, and two must-read books.


Education as a matter of social justice

Posted on April 9th, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop Charles Chaput calls on everyone in the region to help children of poor families in Pennsylvania to rise out of poverty through education — and a greater choice in quality schools.


Now is the time to talk about religious liberty

Posted on April 6th, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop Charles Chaput joined four other signatories of an Easter message concerning Indiana’s recent law to protect religious freedom, and its vital necessity in society.


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.


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