September 5, 2014

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Al Comenzar la Escuela, una Breve Lección en Marmol

La mayoría de nosotros sabe que C.S. Lewis es el autor de Las crónicas de Narnia y Cartas del diablo a su sobrino (The Screwtape Letters). Pero él era un maestro, así como un escritor —y en sus conferencias, a menudo describía a Dios como un escultor. Para Lewis, el sufrimiento en la vida de […]

August 28, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Lesson In Priorities

Two items are worth noting this week. Together, they’re a lesson in priorities. Here’s the first item. A doctor friend quipped recently that America is becoming a country where it’s easier to opt out of the Pledge of Allegiance than to avoid the HHS mandate. Expressions of national loyalty may be optional, she said. Paying for everybody’s birth control is not.

August 28, 2014

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Una Lección en Prioridades

Dos puntos son dignos de mención esta semana. Juntos, es una lección en prioridades. Aquí está el primer punto. Un amigo médico observó recientemente que América se estáconvirtiendo en un país donde es más fácil optar por no hacer el juramento de lealtad a la bandera que evitar el mandato del departamento de salud y […]

August 14, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Buy This Book. See This Movie. Pray for These Fellow Christians

With summer drawing to a close and a new school year just around the corner, it’s a good time to resume this column. And this week, three important matters deserve our attention and our action.

May 22, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Preserving The ‘Vital Sources Of Our Humanity’

A week after arriving in Philadelphia in 2011, I got an email from a very persuasive student inviting me to speak at his school – the University of Pennsylvania. I said yes, and I’m glad I did. It was my first taste of our city’s many excellent universities and colleges, from Villanova and St. Joe’s, […]

May 20, 2014

Statement Of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap Regarding Marriage Ruling In Pennsylania

Today’s federal district court decision striking down Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act is a mistake with long-term, negative consequences. Like many other Pennsylvanians, I hope that an appeal will be made promptly. Laws that defend the traditional definition of marriage were enacted for sound reasons-namely to defend the rights of children and contribute to the […]

May 15, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of making public Pope Francis’ theme for next year’s World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia: Love is our mission: the family fully alive. The theme was inspired by the words of the early Church Father, St. Irenaeus, who said that “the glory of God is man fully alive.” […]

May 2, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: The Cornerstone Of A Liveable World

In his great encyclical, Populorum Progressio, Pope Paul VI described the “natural family” – the permanent union of one man and one woman — as the key to real human development and the basis of all human community. Every neighborhood, city and nation begins with the family. It’s the seed from which all larger communities […]

April 22, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Remembering Two Men, Two Popes, Two Great Saints

In just a few days – April 27, Divine Mercy Sunday – Pope Francis will canonize two of the greatest religious leaders in many decades: Blessed Pope John XXIII and Blessed Pope John Paul II. It’s a good moment to pause and reflect on each. Elected in October 1958 at the age of 77, Pope […]

April 16, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Message For Easter 2014

Dear friends in Jesus Christ, For Christians, Holy Week is the most sacred time of year. It’s a time to reflect on what the “good news” of Jesus Christ really means. C.S. Lewis once wrote that “Christianity is a thing of unspeakable joy. But it begins not in joy, but in wretchedness, and it does […]