April 1, 2015

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Un mensaje de Pascua del 2015

Queridos amigos en Cristo: Para los cristianos, la Semana Santa es el tiempo más sagrado del año. Es un tiempo para reflexionar sobre lo que realmente significa la «buena nueva» del Evangelio. La alegría de la vida cristiana comienza en Navidad, pero da sus frutos en el otro lado del Calvario. No importa lo inteligente […]

March 27, 2015

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Thoughts for the Beginning of Holy Week

A bishop makes many friends over the years, and two of mine are Martha and Bill Beckman.
Bill worked for a time as my director of catechesis and evangelization when I was Archbishop of
Denver. Later he served as my staff theologian. Later still he and Martha entered the
Neocatechumenal Way, and today Bill serves as director of catechesis and evangelization for the
Archdiocese of Omaha.

March 25, 2015

Letter of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. to the Jewish Community at Passover

On behalf of the clergy and people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I want to take this occasion to extend to the local Jewish community our prayerful best wishes as you observe Passover.

March 23, 2015

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: The World Meeting of Families: What You Can Do

This past weekend, March 21-22, many of our parishes included a letter from me that was read during Mass. It highlighted some of the needs we face in preparing for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) this September. We have exactly – and only – six months left before the event. The pace of getting ready to welcome visitors from around the globe and Pope Francis himself is speeding up quickly.

March 23, 2015

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: El Encuentro Mundial de las Familias – Lo que Usted Puede Hacer

Este fin de semana pasado, el 21 y 22 de marzo, muchas de nuestras parroquias incluyeron una carta mía que fue leída en la misa. Destacó algunas de las necesidades que enfrentamos en la preparación para el Encuentro Mundial de las Familias (WMOF por sus siglas en inglés) este mes de septiembre. Tenemos exactamente –y […]

March 12, 2015

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: The Blessing of Persons Among Us with Special Needs

It’s a simple fact: Raising a child with disabilities can be difficult.
The real choice in accepting or rejecting a child with special needs is never between some imaginary perfection and imperfection. None of us is perfect. No child is perfect.

March 12, 2015

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: La Bendición de Personas entre Nosotros con Especiales Necesidades

Es un hecho simple: criar a un niño con discapacidades puede ser difícil.

March 6, 2015

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. on the Death of Cardinal Edward M. Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York

I was deeply saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Cardinal Edward M. Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York.

March 6, 2015

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. on Shooting Death of Officer Robert Wilson III

The shooting death of Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III is senseless and devastating. I offer my prayerful condolences to his family, his fellow officers, and all those who mourn his loss.

March 5, 2015

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Remembering a Forgotten Genocide

Lent is a time for self-examination and repentance; a time for good spiritual reading and the Sacrament of Penance. It’s also a time for renewing our sense of solidarity with fellow Christians around the world. It’s a moment to remember the witness of so many Christians who’ve died simply because they were Christian.