Archbishop Chaput's column

A new overview of a contested subject

We live in a time when fundamental elements of human identity -- gender and sexuality -- are reimagined, writes Archbishop Charles Chaput. A new report restores some badly needed clarity, scientific substance and prudence to our discussions.

Some additional thoughts — and the elephant in the room

In his new column, Archbishop Chaput writes again about the candidates for president and the global forces shaping this election. He cites one intriguing voice that suggests the democratic era may be ending, and the future may be one of empire.

Some personal thoughts on the months ahead

My column this week is a collection of personal comments. Read it as thoughts from a brother in the faith, not as teachings from an archbishop.

The Court, the House, and the elections ahead

Archbishop Charles Chaput writes about two recent events that are worth considering before the election season begins this fall. He urges everyone to pray daily for our commonwealth, our nation and our church.

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.