February 9, 2018

Archbishop Chaput’s Homily at the ‘Families Fully Alive’ Conference in Fairbanks, Alaska: February 10, 2018

A friend of mine likes to say that life in a modern country, at least a wealthy one like the United States, isn’t a real life at all.  It can be very pleasant.  It can be very interesting.   But it isn’t real – real in the sense of actions having consequences. 

February 9, 2018

Archbishop Chaput’s Homily at the ‘Families Fully Alive’ Conference in Fairbanks, Alaska: February 9, 2018

The Gospel passage we’ve just heard is unique to St. Luke.   He alone of the four evangelists writes about the boyhood of Jesus.  And these 12 verses are the full account.  It’s a rich text for us to consider today and for every family to hold dear.

November 8, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Address at the National Assembly of Filipino Priests USA: Amoris Laetitia and the Nature of Mercy

Amoris Laetitia has passages of great wisdom and beauty on marriage and on family life.  And it has other passages that have caused some obvious controversy.  The controversy has obscured much of the good in the document.  So we need to engage the text with open hearts and the discipline of clear thinking.  

July 27, 2017

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 […]

February 28, 2017

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 […]

October 25, 2016

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.

October 19, 2016

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.

October 6, 2016

Archbishop Chaput’s Address at the National Catholic Diocesan Vocations Directors Conference

“Jesus didn’t need many men. He needed the right men. The priesthood doesn’t need many men. It needs the right men.”

September 30, 2016

Archbishop Chaput’s Address at Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Dinner

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.

September 15, 2016

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.