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.

March 23, 2016

Address at Brigham Young University: Awakenings: Living as a Believer in the Nation We Have Now

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 […]

May 27, 2015

Address at Hershey Priests’ Convocation: What ‘Renewing’ the Church Really Requires

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.

March 18, 2015

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 […]

January 23, 2015

Address at Brigham Young University: The Great Charter at 800: Why it Still Matters

THE GREAT CHARTER AT 800: WHY IT STILL MATTERS+Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Brigham Young University, 1.23.15 Henry Ford is often quoted as saying, “History is bunk.” That’s not quite accurate. What he actually told the Chicago Tribune in 1916 is this: “I wouldn’t give a nickel for all the history in the world. It means […]