December 12, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: An Advent Reflection

Advent, more than any other season of the year, is rooted in the virtue of hope.
For Catholics, the real new year begins not on January 1 but on the First Sunday of Advent, the day when the Church begins her annual new cycle of Scripture readings and worship.

December 12, 2014

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Una Reflexión de Adviento

El Adviento, más que cualquier otro tiempo del año, es arraigado en la virtud de esperanza. Para los católicos, el año nuevo real no se inicia el 1 de enero, sino el primer domingo de Adviento, el día en que la Iglesia comienza su nuevo ciclo anual de lecturas de las Escrituras y veneración. El […]

November 17, 2014

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Pope Francis’ Announcement That He Will Attend the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015

Today is one of great joy for our Archdiocese, our City, our Commonwealth and our country! It was a privilege to be in the presence of our Holy Father this morning in Rome when he announced to the world that he will be with us in Philadelphia next year for the World Meeting of Families.

October 27, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Two Events that Shouldn’t be Missed: A Catholic Life Congress and an Evening with Remi Brague

One of the tasks we all have as adult Catholics is to deepen our faith by daily prayer and to form ourselves more fully in what the Church believes. That means we need to seek out and take advantage of learning opportunities that come our way. The archdiocesan Office of the New Evangelization, led by Meghan Cokeley, has done a great job of creating those opportunities. Two of them this week deserve our special attention.

September 29, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Food for the Catholic Mind and Soul

One of the great needs we have as adult Catholics is to deepen our faith and stay current in its application to issues we face as a culture. Providing ways to do that is the motive behind the “Archbishop’s Lecture Series,” organized and led very well by Meghan Cokeley in our Office for the New Evangelization.

September 24, 2014

Letter of Archbishop Chaput to the Jewish Community at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

At this time of year, it is my annual pleasure to greet the local Jewish community on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. I join the clergy and people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in extending to area Jews our prayerful best wishes at this sacred time. These two solemn observances carry with […]

September 10, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column Special Edition: A Tale of Two Churches, By Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago

Once upon a time there was a church founded on God’s entering into human history in order to give humanity a path to eternal life and happiness with him. The Savior that God sent, his only-begotten Son, did not write a book but founded a community, a church, upon the witness and ministry of twelve apostles.

September 5, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: As School Begins, a Brief Lesson in Marble

Most of us know C.S. Lewis as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters. But he was a teacher as well as a writer – and in his lectures, he often described God as a sculptor. For Lewis, the suffering in a person’s life has special meaning, echoed again and again in Scripture.

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 […]