September 6, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Column: The Truth, And Nothing But

Over the Labor Day weekend I got a note from a friendly Catholic scholar who’s an expert in the history of religions.  She teaches at one of Europe’s large secular universities.  And while she doesn’t publicize her faith, neither does she hide it – a fact which does not always help her academic career. 

September 6, 2017

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: la verdad, y nada más

Durante el fin de semana del Día del Trabajo recibí una nota de una amistosa erudita católica que es experta en la historia de las religiones. Enseña en una de las grandes universidades seculares de Europa; ella no divulga su fe, pero tampoco la esconde, hecho que no siempre ayuda a su carrera académica.

August 24, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: The Epidemic and its Cure

The reason the Church names anger as one of the seven “deadly” sins is because it’s simultaneously so poisonous, so delicious, and so addictive.  Anger congeals quite comfortably into hatred. 

August 24, 2017

Columna del Arzorbispo Chaput: la epidemia y su cura

La razón por la que la Iglesia nombra la ira como uno de los siete pecados «mortales» es porque al mismo tiempo es tan venenosa, tan deliciosa y tan adictiva. La ira se convierte muy cómodamente en odio.

August 13, 2017

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Racial Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

Racism is a poison of the soul. It’s the ugly, original sin of our country, an illness that has never fully healed. Blending it with the Nazi salute, the relic of a regime that murdered millions, compounds the obscenity. Thus the wave of public anger about white nationalist events in Charlottesville this weekend is well warranted. We especially need to pray for those injured in the violence.

August 13, 2017

Declaración del Arzobispo Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. con Respecto a la Violencia Racial en Charlottesville, Virginia

El racismo es un veneno del alma. Es feo, el pecado original de nuestro país, una enfermedad que nunca se ha curado. Mezclado con el saludo nazi, la reliquia de un régimen que asesinó a millones, agrava la obscenidad. Por lo tanto la ola de enojo público sobre los eventos nacionalistas blancos en Charlottesville este […]

August 3, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Moment for Women in the New Evangelization

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: “A Moment for Women in the New Evangelization”
When an event sells out five weeks in advance with 300 people on a waiting list, it’s safe to conclude a few things. First, the event matters. Second, it’s meeting a serious need. Third, the topic greatly interests its intended audience.

August 3, 2017

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: un momento para las mujeres en la Nueva Evangelización

Cuando un evento se vende cinco semanas antes con 300 personas en lista de espera, es seguro concluir algunas cosas. En primer lugar, el evento importa; en segundo lugar, está satisfaciendo una necesidad seria; en tercer lugar, el tema interesa mucho a la audiencia a la que está dirigido.

July 19, 2017

Guest Commentary by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, Scotland: The Priest as Consecrated and Set Apart

I want to begin this final talk with a simple fact: The Catholic Church is a bone in the throat of our secular culture. We’ve all felt its subtle — and often not so subtle – contempt for Catholic moral teaching, especially when it comes to sex. But that’s not the half of it. The deeper scandal of the Church is her set-apartness.

July 19, 2017

Guest Commentary by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, Scotland: Priestly Fraternity

Yesterday I offered an overview of today’s pastoral terrain.  And I shared some thoughts on our mission as priests over the next twenty or so years.  But this isn’t the first time the Church has faced radical changes to culture and intense challenges to evangelization.  Through the centuries the Church has responded in a variety of ways.  But for our purposes today I want to focus on one essential thing: priestly fraternity.