June 27, 2017


Monsignor Alfred A. Schlert’s appointment as the 5th Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown is a moment of joy for the Church in Pennsylvania and I’m confident he will carry on the work of his predecessors with compassion, zeal, and fidelity.

June 20, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Column: The Importance of Humanae Vitae

A bishop attends a lot of worthy public events and fundraisers. It’s part of the job. And supporting good people doing good things is always a source of satisfaction and hope. But once in a while, an event comes along with an unexpected pleasure.

June 20, 2017

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: La Importancia De Humanae Vitae

Un obispo asiste a muchos valiosos eventos públicos y de recaudación de fondos; es parte del trabajo. Y apoyar a buenas personas haciendo buenas cosas es siempre una fuente de satisfacción y esperanza. Pero de vez en cuando, un evento viene con un placer inesperado.

June 13, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Piety and Patriotism

June 21 marks the start of the U.S. bishops’ annual “Fortnight for Freedom” running through Independence Day on July 4. The fortnight seeks to highlight America’s “first freedom” — religious liberty. It also seeks to encourage Catholics to work for religious freedom both here and abroad.

June 13, 2017

Columna del arzobispo Chaput: Piedad y patriotismo

 El 21 de junio marca el comienzo de la «Quincena por la libertad» de los obispos de los Estados Unidos que continúa hasta el día de la Independencia el 4 de julio. La quincena busca resaltar la «primera libertad» de Estados Unidos;  también busca alentar a los católicos a trabajar por la libertad religiosa, tanto […]

June 5, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Sympathy for the Devil

The modern world makes it hard to believe in the devil. But it treats Jesus Christ the same way. And that’s the point. Medieval theologians understood this quite well.

June 5, 2017

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Condolencia para el diablo

El mundo moderno hace que sea difícil creer en el diablo. Pero trata a Jesucristo del mismo modo. Y ese es el punto. Los teólogos medievales entendieron esto muy bien.

May 30, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Hard cases make bad law; bad law makes hard cases

“Hard cases make bad law:” It’s a legal principle in U.S. court decisions that dates back at least 170 years. Its origin may go back even further, to Roman jurisprudence. The idea behind it makes sense.

May 30, 2017

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Casos difíciles hacen mala ley; Mala ley hace casos difíciles

«Casos difíciles hacen mala ley» es un principio jurídico en las decisiones judiciales de los Estados Unidos que se remonta por lo menos 170 años. Su origen puede ir más allá, a la jurisprudencia romana.

May 10, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Mary, the Mother of God, the Humble, and the Sane

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 […]