Keynote Addresses and Presentations
Archbishop Chaput’s Address at the Napa Institute Conference—What’s Next: Catholics, America, and a World Made New
WHAT’S NEXT: CATHOLICS, AMERICA, AND A WORLD MADE NEW +Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Napa Institute, 7.27.17 When you spend a couple of years writing a book like Strangers in a Strange Land, your brain ends up as a magnet. It starts collecting all sorts of data like little metal slivers that seem important, but […]
Remarks at the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., February 27, 2017
Archbishop Chaput took part in a program at the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City to discuss his new book, Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World. The theme of the Archbishop’s talk was, “Faith in the Future.” The full text of […]
Arzobispo Charles Chaput en el Simposio de Obispos de la Universidad de Notre Dame: Recordando quiénes somos y a qué historia pertenecemos
Quiero hablar primero acerca de las personas en que nos hemos convertido como católicos estadounidenses. Pasaré entonces a cómo y por qué llegamos a donde estamos. Finalmente sugeriré lo que debemos hacer al respecto, no sólo como individuos sino, más importantemente aún, como Iglesia. Necesitamos recuperar nuestra identidad como comunidad creyente. Y creo que una buena manera de comenzar a hacerlo es con el “contenido catequético” de nuestro actual momento político.
Archbishop Chaput’s Address at the University of Notre Dame 2016 Bishops’ Symposium, “Reclaiming the Church for the Catholic Imagination.”
I want to speak first about the people we’ve become as American Catholics. Then I’ll turn to how and why we got where we are. Finally I’ll suggest what we need to do about it, not merely as individuals, but more importantly as a Church. We need to recover our identity as a believing community. And I think a good way to begin doing that is with the “catechetical content” of our current political moment.
“Jesus didn’t need many men. He needed the right men. The priesthood doesn’t need many men. It needs the right men.”
For the past 43 years we’ve been living the consequences of Roe v Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized abortion on demand. And the abortion struggle of the past four decades teaches us a very useful lesson.
2016 Tocqueville Lecture on Religious Liberty at the University of Notre Dame: Sex, Family and the Liberty of the Church
I want to thank Dr. Muñoz and Father Jenkins for inviting me to speak this afternoon. It’s a privilege and a pleasure to be here. A lecture named after Alexis de Tocqueville will naturally involve politics. That’s a good thing, and we’ll have plenty to talk about. But I don’t want to begin there today.
AWAKENINGS: Living as a believer in the nation we have now+Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Forum AddressBrigham Young University, 3.22.16 I’m here today because I believe that the friendship of the LDS and Catholic communities is important. And I hope we have a chance for questions and discussion at the end of my remarks. Being a […]
Joseph Greaton, an English convert and Jesuit, was Philadelphia’s first resident priest. In 1732, eleven persons attended his first Mass at old St. Joseph’s. In September 2015, 300 years later, another Jesuit will celebrate Mass for us in Philadelphia at the World Meeting of Families. The congregation will be more than one million people.
Address at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary: Of Human Dignity: The Declaration on Religious Liberty at 50
Vatican II ended in December 1965 with an outpouring of enthusiasm and hope. The Council’s hope was grounded in two things: a renewed Catholic faith; and confidence in the skill and goodness of human reason. Half a century has passed since then. A lot has happened. The world today is a very different place from […]