February 14, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Statement On Valentine’s Day

Today, we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Saint Valentine is the patron of happy marriages, engaged couples and young people. Please join me in praying for married couples as well as all those preparing to enter into the sacred bonds of marriage. The married couple is the building block of the family-the cornerstone of society. Today is […]

February 12, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Ten Ways To Deepen Our Relationship With God

Over the years I’ve heard from many good people who want a closer relationship with God. But they’re stymied by what they perceive as God’s silence. What they often mean, without knowing it, is that they’d like God to do something dramatic in their lives; something with a hint of Mt. Sinai that proves his […]

January 30, 2014

Statement Of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.f.m. Cap Regarding The Crisis In Ukraine

We belong to one Church – a family that spans continents and centuries, bound together by a common faith in Jesus Christ. In that spirit, today I ask all Catholics in the Greater Philadelphia region to pray urgently for the Church in Ukraine and to press our elected federal representatives for financial and travel restrictions […]

January 24, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Series 2014: Feeding The Adult Catholic Mind And Soul

National Catholic Schools Week this year runs from January 26 through February 1. The Church treasures the work of education because in developing the mind, the human person grows – or should grow — in his or her ability to understand the world, to know truth, to seek God and to serve others. A real […]

January 24, 2014

Statement Of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.f.m. Cap. On The Appointment Of Most Reverend Ronald Gainer As The Bishop Of Harrisburg

“Bishop Ronald Gainer’s appointment to the Diocese of Harrisburg is a wonderful source of joy for the Church in Pennsylvania. He’s exactly the man to carry on the spirit and work of the late Bishop Joseph McFadden, while adding a whole new dimension and energy to the task. A native Pennsylvanian and a graduate of […]

January 15, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Roe V. Wade And Christian Witness, 41 Years Later

January 22 marks the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, legalizing abortion on demand. Thanks to Roe, abortion has killed more than 50 million unborn children over the past four decades – the equivalent of roughly one in six living Americans; an entire generation extinguished. But alongside the killing spree, and […]

January 6, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: National Migration Week And The Goal Of Immigration Reform, 2014

Updated: January 8, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. EDITOR’S NOTE: National Migration Week will be observed in dioceses around the country January 5-11. Ongoing goals of Catholic efforts for immigration justice include: 1. Provide a path to citizenship for undocumented persons in the country. 2. Preserve family unity as a cornerstone of our national immigration system. […]