Statements and Weekly Columns of Archbishop Chaput
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
Es un hecho simple: criar a un niño con discapacidades puede ser difícil.
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.
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.
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.
La Cuaresma es un tiempo de examen de conciencia y de arrepentimiento; un tiempo de buena lectura espiritual y de sacramento de la penitencia. También es un tiempo para renovar nuestro sentido de solidaridad con los compañeros cristianos alrededor del mundo; es un tiempo para recordar el testimonio de tantos cristianos que han muerto simplemente porque ser cristianos.