January 9, 2019


Every January starts a new year and has a number of important dates.  The week of January 18-25, for example, is the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  But for many millions of Americans, the central day of the month is the memorial of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the great voice for racial justice. 

December 18, 2018

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Christmas 2018

 This year, as we’ve journeyed through Advent, I’ve tried a little experiment.  I’ve kept track of how often I’ve heard about “the holidays,” “holiday sales” and “holiday gift-giving” . . .  and how little I’ve heard about the heart and meaning of the season: Christmas.  Try it yourself.  Listen to the radio.  Watch a little […]

December 7, 2018

Columna del arzobispo Chaput: Limpio y conformado a la voluntad de Dios- Adviento 2018

Este fin de semana observamos el Primer Domingo de Adviento, que marca el inicio de un nuevo año de Iglesia. He escrito y hablado sobre el significado de Adviento muchas vece; pero este año una elocuente voz laica parece más apropiada para llenar el espacio de mi columna. George Weigel es el biógrafo de san Juan Pablo II

November 30, 2018

Archbishop Chaput’s Letter to the Jewish Community on the Approach of Hanukkah

“I extend to all of you my prayerful best wishes, as well as the neighborly greetings of your Philadelphia area Catholic sisters and brothers.”

November 28, 2018

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Cleansed and Conformed to God’s Will: Advent 2018

Dear friends,  This weekend we observe the First Sunday of Advent, which marks the start of a new Church year.  I’ve written and spoken about the significance of Advent many times.  But this year an articulate lay voice seems most appropriate to fill my column space.  George Weigel is the biographer of St. John Paul […]

November 21, 2018

Archbishop Chaput’s Column: The Solemnity of Christ the King

This week we rightly focus on the joy of another Thanksgiving Day with well-deserved time for family and friends.  But we also celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King this weekend, marking the close of another Church year.  It’s a good time to ask two simple questions: What sort of king is Jesus Christ, and what does his kingship mean for us?

November 21, 2018

Columna del arzobispo Chaput: La solemnidad de Cristo Rey

Esta semana nos centramos, con razón, en la alegría de otro Día de Acción de Gracias con un tiempo bien merecido para familia y amigos. Pero también celebramos la Solemnidad de Cristo Rey este fin de semana, marcando el cierre de otro año de Iglesia. Es un buen momento para hacer dos preguntas simples: ¿Qué clase de rey es Jesucristo, y qué significa su reinado para nosotros?

November 13, 2018

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Facts for the Record

Dear friends, Every once in awhile a story circulates in the press that requires a response.  That is my purpose here.

November 13, 2018

Columna del arzobispo Chaput: datos para los récords

Queridos amigos:
De vez en cuando circula una historia en la prensa que requiere una respuesta. Ése es mi propósito aquí.

October 29, 2018

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Synod 2018: Some Concluding Thoughts

It’s good to be home, and I’m grateful to all those who offered their prayers and support for the meeting’s success.