Archbishop Chaput's speeches

Homily for the ordination of Bishop Alfred Schlert

"There’s no greater joy in the life of any bishop than to love as a father, and to be loved by God's sons and daughters as a father as well," said Archbishop Charles Chaput as he ordained Allentown's new bishop Aug. 31.

What’s next: Catholics, America and a world made new

In a talk today Archbishop Charles Chaput outlines 11 observations on today's culture, and a three-fold path forward: carve out silence that allows for God's voice; make room for prayer; and unplug from media in order to read a good book.

Homily at Justice for Immigrants and Refugees prayer service

Archbishop Chaput urged participants March 19 to "ask the Lord in our prayer today to protect and care for the immigrants who are fearful. We can’t do very much about them. We can do much more about ourselves."

Listen up, guys

Archbishop Charles Chaput had a strong and clear message to a men’s gathering in New York City Tuesday morning. He challenged them to be the kind of men their families and communities need.

The task for Christian ‘strangers’ is to live the faith we proclaim

In a talk Monday night in New York City on his new book "Strangers in a Strange Land," Archbishop Charles Chaput explained how Catholics can renew the church and America, both of which are experiencing dramatic changes.

Homily for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Watch Archbishop Charles Chaput's homily for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jan. 29, in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.

Remembering who we are and the story we belong to

In a talk for bishops Oct. 19 at Notre Dame, Archbishop Charles Chaput says we can begin to renew the Catholic imagination by unplugging our hearts from the assumptions of a culture that still seems familiar but is no longer really “ours.”

The priests we need

Archbishop Charles Chaput told the Catholic vocations directors from across the United States gathered in Boston Oct. 6 what kind of men are needed to become priests today, and the challenges they will face.

The ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of being a pro-lifer, and a good reason for hope

Archbishop Charles Chaput told the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Sept. 29 that the future belongs to people who witness to life. Because of that witness and God's love, the best is yet to come.

Sex, family and the liberty of the Church

At a lecture Sept. 15 at Notre Dame University, Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke pointedly about freedom and one's personal responsibility to renew the culture of the United States, especially in this political season.