August 26, 2015

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: The Family and its Mission; One Month and Counting

Let me start with a story. A married couple who are friends of mine attended Mass this past weekend in a nearby diocese. The celebrant was a missionary priest visiting from Latin America. And the Second Reading was Ephesians 5:21-32: “Wives should be subordinate to their husbands in everything.

August 26, 2015

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: La Familia y su Misión – Un Mes y Contando

LA FAMILIA Y SU MISIÓN; UN MES Y CONTANDOArzobispo Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.26 de agosto del 2015 La columna de esta semana se ha adaptado de observaciones del arzobispo Chaput en el Seminario San Carlos Borromeo «Foro del cardenal», – Noche del martes 25 de agosto. Permítanme comenzar con una historia. Un matrimonio amigo […]

August 25, 2015

Letter from Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. on the World Meeting of Families

Exactly one month from this weekend,World Meeting of Families 2015 will begin. Enthusiasm for the congress,both nationally and globally, is very strong. We hoped for 250 congress exhibitors.

August 20, 2015

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: An Irreplaceable Moment in History

Next month, on September 8, marks four years since I arrived as archbishop. It’s exactly halfway through my ministry here. I’ll be 75 four years from now, in September 2019. That’s the mandatory retirement age for bishops. So today is a good day to stop and reflect. We’re here to talk about the World Meeting of Families.

August 20, 2015

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Un Momento Insustituible en la Historia

La columna de esta semana es adaptada del discurso ofrecido por el arzobispo Chaput en el club Union League de Filadelfia, el 13 de agosto.

August 10, 2015

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: There is No Equivalence

Here’s a simple exercise in basic reasoning. On a spectrum of bad things to do, theft is bad, assault is worse and murder is worst. There’s a similar texture of ill will connecting all three crimes, but only a very confused conscience would equate thieving and homicide. Both are serious matters. But there is no equivalence. The deliberate killing of innocent life is a uniquely wicked act. No amount of contextualizing or deflecting our attention to other issues can obscure that.

August 10, 2015

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: No Existe Ninguna Equivalencia

He aquí un ejercicio simple de razonamiento básico. En un espectro de cosas malas que hacer, el robo es malo, el asalto es peor y el asesinato es pésimo.

July 22, 2015

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Two Months and Counting

When Pope John Paul II chose Denver for World Youth Day 1993, skeptics were aghast. Colorado was an empty square in the middle of nowhere. A second-tier city with a Ku Klux Klan legacy, Denver was planted in the most “unchurched” region of the United States. It was more than 1,000 miles from any historic center of Catholic life. It had all the warning signs of a disaster.

July 16, 2015

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Planned Parenthood Videos

No one should be shocked by this video. This is who Planned Parenthood is and what it does.

July 13, 2015

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Waldron Mercy Academy

“Schools describing themselves as Catholic take on the responsibility of teaching and witnessing the Catholic faith in a manner true to Catholic belief. There’s nothing complicated or controversial in this. It’s a simple matter of honesty.