Statements and Weekly Columns of Archbishop Chaput

December 12, 2014 – Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Immigration

December 12, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: An Advent Reflection
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Una Reflexión de Adviento

November 20, 2014 – Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Pope Francis’ Announcement That He Will Attend the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015

November 10, 2014 – Address at USCCB Fall General Assembly

November 1, 2014 – Pastoral Letter:  Equipping Saints – Catholic Education and Faith Formation

October 27, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Two Events that Shouldn’t be Missed: A Catholic Life Congress and an Evening with Remi Brague.
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Dos eventos que no se debe perder: un Congreso de Vida Católica y una Noche con Rémi Brague.

October 20, 2014 – Address at 2014 Erasmus Lecture: Strangers in a Strange Land

September 29, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Food for the Catholic Mind and Soul

September 24, 2014 – Letter of Archbishop Chaput to the Jewish Community at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

September 10, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column Special Edition: A Tale of Two Churches, By Cardinal Francis George, O.F.I., Archbishop of Chicago

September 5, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: As School Begins, a Brief Lesson in Marble
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Al Comenzar la Escuela, una Breve Lección en Marmol

August 28, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Lesson in Priorities
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Una Lección en Prioridades

August 16, 2014 – Address at the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders conference: St. Francis, Pope Francis and Today’s Spiritual Revolution

August 14, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Buy This Book, See This Movie, Pray for These Fellow Christians.

August 6, 2014 – Address in Toronto: Law and Morality in Public Discourse

July 26, 2014 – Address at the Napa Institute: Pope Francis and Economic Justice

June 27, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Europe, America and Religious Freedom
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Europa, América y la Libertad Religiosa

June 19, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: When ‘God is Love’ has a Human Face
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Cuando “Dios es Amor” Tiene un Rostro Humano

June 4, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Pentecost 2014 and the Birthday of the Church
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Pentecostés 2014 y el Cumpleaños de la Iglesia

May 30, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Catholic Witness and the March for Marriage
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: El Testimonio Católico y la Marcha para el Matrimonio

May 22, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Preserving the ‘Vital Sources of our Humanity’
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Preservando las ‘Fuentes Vitales de Nuestra Humanidad’

May 20, 2014 – Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Marriage Ruling Pennsylvania

May 15, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Love is our Mission: The Family Fully Alive
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: El Amor es Nuestra Misión: La Familia Plenamente Viva

May 13, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Remarks at the World Meeting of Families 2015 Official Theme Announcement

May 2, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: The Cornerstone of a Liveable World
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: La Piedra Angular de un Mundo Habitable

April 25, 2014 – Address at the Saint Francis Assisi Conference: Without Gloss: Francis of Assisi and Western Catholicism

April 23, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Remembering Two Men, Two Popes, Two Great Saints
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Recordando a Dos Hombres, Dos Papas, Dos Grandes Santos

April 17, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Message for Easter 2014
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Un Mensaje para la Pascua del 2014

April 14, 2014 – Letter of Archbishop Chaput to the Jewish Community at Passover

April 11, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Holy Week and the Gift of Priesthood
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: La Semana Santa y el Don del Sacerdocio

April 2, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Gathering That Needs Our Support
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Una Reunión que Necesita Nuestro Apoyo

March 25, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Remarks at a News Conference at the Press Office of the Holy See Regarding the World Meeting of Families—Philadelphia 2015

March 21, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Lent and the Road Less Traveled
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: La Cuaresma y el Camino Menos Transitado

March 7, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Remarks at the World Meeting of Families News Conference

March 7, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Come to Philadelphia: An Invitation to the World’s Families for 2015
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Venga a Filadelfia, Una Invitación a las Familias del Mundo para el Año 2015

February 27, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Three Simple Questions on the Threshold of Lent
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Tres Preguntas Sencillas en el Umbral de la Cuaresma

February 21, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Blessed John XXIII and the Meaning of Peace
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Beato Juan XXIII y el Significado de Paz

February 20, 2014 – Address at the Angora Institute: Religion and Civil Society

February 18, 2014 – Address at the Saint Anselm Institute: A City Upon A Hill: Augustine, John Winthrop And The Soul Of The American Experiment

February 14, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Statement on Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Ten Ways to Deepen Our Relationship with God
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Diez Maneras de Profundizar Nuestra Relación con Dios

January 30, 2014 – Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding the Crisis in Ukraine

January 29, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Series 2014: Feeding the Adult Catholic Mind and Soul
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Alimentando la Mente y el Alma del Adulto Católico

January 24, 2014 – Statement Of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.f.m. Cap. On The Appointment Of Most Reverend Ronald Gainer As The Bishop Of Harrisburg

January 22, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Homily at the Annual March for Life Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

January 16, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Roe v. Wade and Christian Witness, 41 Years Later
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Roe v. Wade y el Testimonio Cristiano, 41 Años Después

January 6, 2014 – Archbishop Chaput’s Column: National Migration Week and the Goal of Immigration Reform, 2014
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: La Semana Nacional de Migración y el Objetivo de la Reforma Migratoria, 2014

January 3, 2014 – Letter to the Clergy and Faithful of the Church in Philadelphia

December 27, 2013 – Archbishop Chaput’s Column: The World Day of Peace, 2014

December 20, 2013 – Audio Christmas Message from Archbishop Chaput

December 20, 2013 – Archbishop Chaput's Christmas Card

December 20, 2013 – Archbishop Chaput’s Column: The Birthday of Life and an Uprising Against Sorrow
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: El Cumpleaños de la Vida y una Rebelión Contra el Dolor

December 13, 2013 – Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Rejoice in the Lord Always
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Estén Siempre Alegres en el Señor

December 6, 2013 – Archbishop Chaput’s Column: A Listening Heart and ‘The Joy of the Gospel’
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Un Corazón que Escucha y ‘la Alegría del Evangelio’

November 27, 2013 – Archbishop Chaput’s Column: The Gift of Thanksgiving and the Advent Season
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: El Don de Dar Gracias y el Tiempo de Adviento

November 22, 2013 – Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Marriage, Family and Some Help for Pope Francis
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Matrimonio, Familia, y Ayuda para el Papa Francisco

November 16, 2013 – Address in Mexico City: The New Evangelization: Responsibilities and Challenges for the American Continent

November 14, 2013 – Archbishop Chaput’s Column: The Feminine Genius: A Conference that Shouldn’t be Missed

November 6, 2013 – Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Remembering Those Who Suffer for the Love of Jesus Christ
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Recordando a los que Sufren por el Amor a Jesucristo

October 31, 2013 – Archbishop Chaput’s Column: The Meaning of Sainthood – To be fully alive in Jesus Christ

October 25, 2013 – Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Priestly Formation and the Renewal of Catholic Life

October 21, 2013 – Archbishop Chaput’s Address at the Fall 1997 World Synod of Bishops: First Preach by the Way You Live

October 18, 2013 – Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Living the Gospel of Life
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Viviendo el Evangelio de Lavida

October 4, 2013 – Archbishop Chaput’s Column: New Forms of Catholic Life, a New Seminary, and ‘The Way’
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Nuevas Formas de Vida Católica, un Nuevo Seminario y ‘El Camino’

October 1, 2013 – Capstone Address for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Year of Faith Lecture Series: Fire Upon the Earth—A Year of Faith, Personal Conversion and the New Evangelization

September 25, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Pope Francis and ‘The Interview’

September 20, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Lessons We Need to Learn
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Lecciones Que Necesitamos Aprender

September 6, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: The Road Traveled and the Road That Lies Ahead
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: El Camino Recorrido, y el Camino por Recorrer

August 30, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Welcoming Students and Understanding Our Mission
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Acogiendo a los Estudiantes y Entendiendo Nuestra Misión

August 23, 2013 - Address at the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL) National Conference: Why Faith Matters

August 13, 2013 - Address at Holy Apostles Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado: Changing our Culture with the Fire of Faith

August 7, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Security, Immigration Reform and Human Dignity
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Seguridad, Reforma Migratoria y Dignidad Humana

July 26, 2013 - Talking Points from Archbishop Chaput at World Youth Day: To be Missionaries, Go Forth!

July 25, 2013 - Talking Points from Archbishop Chaput at World Youth Day: To be Christ’s Disciples

July 24, 2013 - Talking Points from Archbishop Chaput at World Youth Day: Thirsting for God, Thirsting for Hope

July 11, 2013 - Address at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia: Some Thoughts on the Course of Catholic-Jewish Relations

July 11, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Wisdom and Christian Witness
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Sabiduria y Testimonio Cristiano

July 8, 2013 – Address at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception: Wisdom, Christian Witness and the Year of Faith

July 6, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput’s Statement Regarding Canonization for Blessed Pope John Paul II
and Blessed Pope John XXIII

July 2, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Christian Witness and America’s Birthday
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: el Testimonio Cristiano y el Cumpleaños de Estados Unidos

June 28, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Looking Ahead to the Archdiocesan Financial Report
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: con Vistas al Informe Financiero Arquidiocesano

June 26, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput’s Statement Regarding the Supreme Ruling on DOMA

June 24, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Immigration Reform—Renewing the Soul of a Nation
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Reforma Migratoria: Renovando el Alma de Una Nación

June 22, 2013 – Address at the Serra International Convention: Junipero Serra and His Witness for Today

June 19, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Human Dignity and Human Trafficking
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: la Dignidad Humana y la Trata de Seres Humanos

June 7, 2013 - Statement of Archbishop Chaput Regarding the Passage of House Bill 818

June 4, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: The Evidential Power of Beauty

May 24, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Religious Freedom and the Need to Wake Up
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: la Libertad Religiosa y la Necesidad de Despertar

May 16, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: The Birthday of the Church and the Path We Choose

May 14, 2013 - Statement of Archbishop Chaput Regarding the Verdict in the Gosnell Trial

May 02, 2013 - Statement of Archbishop Chaput on the Death of Bishop Joseph P. McFadden

April 26, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: The Gosnell Story and Its Lessons

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: La Historia de Gosnell y Sus Lecciones

April 25, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Remarks at the Salt and Light Dinner in the Diocese of Greensburg

April 19, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Archbishop Chaput's Column: The Boston Bombings and Their Aftermath

April 2, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Easter and Its Implications, Here and Now

March 22, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Testimony Before the United States Civil Rights Commission, Our First Right: Religious Freedom (Published by Public Discourse)

March 22, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Holy Week and the Path to Easter, 2013
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Semana Santa y el camino Hacia la Pascua 2013

March 15, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: A New Holy Father and the Legacy of a Name
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Un Nuevo Santo Padre y el Legado de un Nombre

March 13, 2013 - Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Upon the Election of Our New Holy Father, Pope Francis

March 7, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Charles Borromeo and New Beginnings
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Carlos Borromeo y la Obra de Nuevos Comienzos

February 25, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Remarks at the News Conference Regarding the World Meeting of Families

February 19, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Justice, Prudence and Immigration Reform
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Justicia, Prudencia, y la Reforma Migratoria

February 11, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Preparing for the Journey of Lent, 2013
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Preparación para La Jornada de Cuaresma, 2013

February 11, 2013 - Statement of Archbishop Chaput Regarding Today's Announcement from the Vatican

February 4, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Making Sense of Another Ambiguous 'Compromise'
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Dándole Sentido a Otro <<Acuerdo>> Ambiguo

January 28, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Catholic Schools and the Christian Mission
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Las Escuelas Católicas y La Misión Cristiana

January 26, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Homily at Mass Honoring Saint Kateri Tekakwitha and Saint Marianne Cope at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

January 25, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Homily at the Annual March for Life Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

January 21, 2013 - Invocation at the 28th Annual National Bell Ringing Ceremony Marking Martin Luther King Day

January 21, 2013 - Comments at the 28th Annual National Bell Ringing Ceremony Marking Martin Luther King Day

January 17, 2013 - Archbishop Chaput's Column:Restoring the Heart of Catholic Life
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Restaurando el Corazón de la Vida Católica

January 10, 2012 - Address at the Catholic Campus Ministry Association National Meeting: Young Adults and
'Secrets of the Heart'

January 3, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Mirando Hacia Atrás y Mirando Hacia El Futuro

December 22, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Christmas and the Reason for Our Joy

December 20, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Christmas Card

December 17, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Advent, Suffering and the Promise of Joy

December 4, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Advent, A Season of Hope: Hearing and Sharing the Message

November 29, 2012 - The New Communities and the 'New Evangelization'

November 21, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: This Thanksgiving - Rekindling the Fire of Holiness

November 17, 2012 - Address at Catholic Life Congress 2012: Renewing the Church and Her Mission in a Year of Faith

November 16, 2012 - Address to the Alliance Defending Freedom

November 15, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Christian Faith and God's Hand in History

November 8, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: What a ‘Community of Believers’ Really Means

October 29, 2011 - Statement of Archbishop Chaput Regarding Hurricane Sandy

October 29, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: The Only Thing That Really Matters is to be a Saint

October 18, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Public Witness and Catholic Citizenship

October 11, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: The Year of Faith and How We're Called to Live It

September 27, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: How We Got Where We Are, and the Value of the Past

September 21, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Remembering Why Our Time, and Our Lives, Matter

September 18, 2012 - Address at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Prayer Breakfast: Living the Year of Faith, Some Thoughts on the Christian Vocation

September 14, 2012 - Address at the John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture:We Have no King but Caesar, Some Thoughts on Catholic Faith and Public Life

September 14, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Some Thoughts of Catholic Faith and Public Life

September 8, 2012 - Letter to the People of the Archdiocese  - Spanish

September 7, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Justice, Terrance Williams and the Death Penalty

July 27, 2012 - Keynote Address at the Napa Institute Conference: Building a Culture of Religious Freedom

June 29, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput: It's Going to be a Long Fight (National Catholic Register)

June 21, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Taking the Difficult Steps on the Road to Renewing the Church

June 20, 2012 - Address to the Catholic Press Association:Launching the Fortnight for Freedom

June 8, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Nine Months Ago Today; And Some Changes for the Future

May 29, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: The Extraordinary Witness of Ordinary People--Viva Cristo Rey!  (Spanish)

May 16, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Why Catholic Schools are Worth Saving

May 10, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Thoughts on an Invitation to Grace

May 4, 2012 - Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Chaput (Spanish)

April 13, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Some Thoughts on "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty"

April 4, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Holy Week, Easter, and the Beginning of New Life

March 21, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: The Nature of the Church and the Importance of Lay Action

March 8, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Where We Are as a Church, Six Months Later

March 3, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: To Keep Schools Open We Need to Fight for School Choice, More Resources

February 23, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Re-orienting Our Lives to the Things That Matter

February 16, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: It's Not a 'Compromise," and it Needs to be Rescinded

February 9, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Catholic Charities and the Work of the Gospel

February 3, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Putting Our House in Order: On Stewardship, Accountability and the Work That Lies Ahead

January 26, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Catholic Schools Week: How You and I can Help  

January 22, 2012 - "A Thread for Weaving Joy," Address at the Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life

January 19, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Amelia Rivera, The Disabled and the Sanctity of Life

January 12, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's Column: Thoughts on the Commission Report, One Week Later

January 5, 2012 - Archbishop Chaput's First Weekly Column

January 3, 2012 - Invocation Delivered at Delaware County Council Meeting

January 2, 2012 - Invocation Delivered for Mayor Nutter's Second Inauguration and Swearing in of Philadelphia City Council

December 23, 2011 - Video Christmas Message from Archbishop Chaput   (English / Spanish)

December 23, 2011 - Christmas Card from Archbishop Chaput

December 8, 2011 - Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Chaput   (English / Spanish)

November 10, 2011 - "Catholics and the Next America," Address at Assumption College

November 7, 2011 - "Being Human in an Age of Unbelief," Address to Penn for Life at the University of Pennsylvania

October 20, 2011 - Invocation Delivered at Philadelphia City Council Meeting

October 5, 2011 - Pennsylvania Bishops Urge Support for Voucher Program and an Increase to EITC Scholarships

September 29, 2011 - Pennsylvania Bishops Reaffirm Strong Opposition to Federal HHS Mandate

Installation of Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.   Video

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