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Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Thoughts on the 2018 Synod–The Power of Clarity

October 5th, 2018

As I’ve done on an occasional basis for the last few months, I’m turning over my column space here to another voice whose good work is relevant to the theme of the 2018 synod: “Young people, the faith, and vocational discernment.”

Chris Stefanick began his career as a successful youth minister but has since developed into one of the most effective Catholic evangelists in the United States.  The founder of Real Life Catholic, Stefanick’s live events reach more than 85,000 people each year – and his online videos, TV show and radio spots have reached millions.  He offers his thoughts on the synod and its goals below.

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: The Issues of the 2018 Synod as it Opens

October 3rd, 2018

Three years after the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, thanks to a former U.S. cardinal, a Pennsylvania statewide grand jury report, and abuse problems in Chile and elsewhere, the Church is in turmoil.  In this turbulent environment, the Holy See will host a world synod of bishops, October 3-28, in Rome.   Keyed to the theme of “young people, faith, and vocational discernment,” a more ironic, and more difficult, confluence of bad facts at a bad time for the meeting can hardly be imagined.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Celebrate 13th Annual Hispanic Heritage Mass

October 3rd, 2018

A celebration of the Hispanic Catholic community’s rich diversity

Archdiocese of Philadelphia To Hold Archdiocesan Rosary On The Memorial Of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

October 2nd, 2018

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will observe the Memorial of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary on Sunday, October 7th with an Archdiocesan Rosary.

The United States Department Of Education Announces Eight Catholic Elementary Schools In The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia As 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools Of Excellence

October 1st, 2018

These schools are among only 49 private or religious schools in the country to receive this honor.  

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Thoughts on the 2018 SYNOD: A View from India

October 1st, 2018

Over the past few months I’ve turned my regular column space over to young adults on a number of occasions.  They’ve used this space to offer their views on the 2018 synod of bishops focusing on youth.  That synod begins this week in Rome, on Wednesday, October 3.  Below is a letter I received on September 30 from India.

Archbishop Chaput Calls For Archdiocese Wide Support Of National Relief Efforts To Support Victims Of Hurricane Florence

September 26th, 2018

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has asked that all parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia consider taking up a one-time, special collection on the weekend of their choosing, September 29-30 or October 6-7, to support continued relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Toward a Fair and Reasonable Way Forward

September 25th, 2018

I want to underline our commitment to helping abuse survivors, whether their claims are time-barred or not.