July 6, 2015

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Paz en la Tierra

«Tomás Moro es más importante en este momento que en cualquier momento desde su muerte, aún tal vez el gran momento de su muerte; pero él no es tan importante como él lo será en un centenar de años. Él puede ser considerado el inglés más importante, o al menos el personaje histórico más importante […]

June 30, 2015

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Pope Francis’ Itinerary for Philadelphia

We’ve been eagerly anticipating today’s news from the Vatican today since it was announced last November that Pope Francis would be with us for the World Meeting of Families.

June 26, 2015

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on marriage is not a surprise. The surprise will come as ordinary people begin to experience, firsthand and painfully, the impact of today’s action on everything they thought they knew about marriage, family life, our laws and our social institutions.

June 18, 2015

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding the Tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina

“I am deeply saddened by the mass murder that occurred at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina last evening. All life matters and when life is taken in such a violent way, all people of good will are devastated. The fact that nine people were shot to death as their pastor led Bible Study in their Church led to me to prayer throughout this day.

June 18, 2015

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si

“The Holy Father’s new Laudato Si (“Praise be to you, Lord”) encyclical is a deep and complex appeal to conscience, a challenge to all of us to reexamine our stewardship of the environment and our love for the global poor.

June 18, 2015

Declaración del Arzobispo Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. CAP. sobre la encíclica del Papa Francisco, Laudato Si

«La nueva encíclica del Santo Padre Laudato Si (Alabado seas, Señor) es una profunda y compleja apelación a la conciencia, un reto a todos a reexaminar nuestra corresponsabilidad del medio ambiente y nuestro amor por los pobres del mundo.

June 18, 2015

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Praise be to you, Lord

The First World War lingers in the memory as humanity’s first encounter with industrialized killing on a mass scale. New weapons of the machine age obliterated forests, villages and fields – an entire way of life. This new type of war also deeply shaped the thinking of men who experienced it firsthand. Among them were J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, two of the greatest Christian writers of the last century.

May 21, 2015

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Pentecost and the Nature of Speaking the Truth

In Christian thought, justice is one of the cardinal (or “hinge”) virtues. Mercy – also a virtue – is a fruit of the great theological virtue, charity. Together, mercy and justice should guide a mature Christian’s actions, choices and words.

May 21, 2015

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Pentecostés y la Naturaleza de Hablar la Verdad

En el pensamiento cristiano, la justicia es una de las virtudes cardinales (o «coyuntura»). La misericordia —también una virtud— es fruto de la gran virtud teológica, la caridad. Juntas, la misericordia y la justicia deben guiar las acciones, decisiones y palabras de un cristiano maduro.

May 13, 2015

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Amtrak Derailment

I’ve followed news of the tragic Amtrak train derailment in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia last night with deep sadness and concern.