Statements and Weekly Columns of Archbishop Chaput
We live in a time of towering ironies. Here’s a big one. For the ancient Greeks, one of the worst sins possible, and a constant theme in their drama, was hubris – the sin of overweening pride. They understood that pride creates a peculiar form of mental illness. People who denied the gods, or ignored […]
Vivimos en una época de enormes ironías.
Archbishop Chaput Announces Dedication of Archdiocese to the Blessed Mother in Observance of the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions at Fatima
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will join with all Catholic dioceses and eparchies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in this special dedication At their recent Provincial Meeting on May 1, 2017, the Bishops of Pennsylvania voted to approve a recommendation that each Catholic diocese and eparchy in the Commonwealth be dedicated to the Blessed Mother. What […]
The visit of Pope Francis to Egypt last week (April 28-29) was an act of personal courage. It also testified powerfully to his desire for religious tolerance. His visit reminds us of two things. The first – the need for mutual respect among people who seek God — is obvious. The second is rather different, but no less important.
Exactly 50 years ago this Easter season, Pope Paul VI (now Blessed Paul VI) issued his great encyclical Populorum Progressio
Hace exactamente 50 años esta temporada de Pascua, el papa Pablo VI (ahora beato Pablo VI) emitió su gran encíclica Populorum Progressio («Sobre la necesidad de promover el desarrollo de los pueblos»).
This year and every year, Holy Week is a time to remember that, as the late Cardinal Augustin Mayer once said, “nothing great is ever achieved without suffering.”
Pensamientos sobre la protección de los niños
Cada abril, nuestra Iglesia local participa en la celebración nacional del mes para la Prevención y Concientización del Abuso Sexual Infantil. Los católicos en la Arquidiócesis comparten un compromiso continuo para crear entornos en la parroquia y escuela que son seguros y que protegen a nuestros jóvenes de todo daño.
Catholics across the Archdiocese share an ongoing commitment to create parish and school environments that are safe and that protect our young people from harm.
Letter from Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. to the Jewish Community on the Observance of Passover
Dear Friends, Now that the annual observance of Passover is drawing near, I take this opportunity to send greetings to the Jewish community in the Philadelphia area. Both on my own, and in union with the clergy and laity of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I offer my prayerful best wishes on this holy occasion. We […]