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The family and its mission; one month and counting

Posted on August 26th, 2015

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


An irreplaceable moment in history

Posted on August 20th, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.The visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia can spark a whole new spirit of life in our region and in our Church, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. But we need to join him here personally. It’s worth the effort of coming into the city. It will be spectacular.


There is no equivalence

Posted on August 10th, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.We face many serious matters but none as uniquely wicked as the deliberate killing of innocent life, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput, who notes the swell of revulsion at the system-wide barbarism of Planned Parenthood’s fetal trafficking. 


Two months and counting

Posted on July 22nd, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.The World Meeting of Families is a moment for new beginnings and a new spirit of hope, and it’s coming soon, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput in his weekly column.


Choosing life

Posted on July 15th, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.After the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, we now live in a different country, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. The world in the coming decades will demand heroism, and Catholics will have to make costly choices for life against a world, and a nation, made ill by sin.


The importance of thinking clearly

Posted on July 8th, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Reflecting on the impact of same-sex marriage, Archbishop Charles Chaput refers his column this week to a writer’s critique of “Why gay marriage is not like divorce.”


Peace on earth, 2015

Posted on July 6th, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Nations that try to redefine marriage and family are laying the cornerstone of war, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. He prays that God may give us integrity and courage for the years ahead. We’ll need it.


Praise be to you, Lord

Posted on June 18th, 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop Charles Chaput calls the pope’s new encyclical on environmental concerns a serious teaching document, not storytelling. It invites discussion and reflection on creation, and humanity’s role as its stewards.


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.


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