April 6, 2018

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Ross Douthat at Villanova’s McCullen Center

This week’s column has two simple goals.  The first is to alert people to an important new religious liberty initiative at Villanova University. The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion, and Public Policy, founded just last year, is led by University Professor of Law and Religion Michael Moreland.  Professor Moreland is a veteran of […]

April 4, 2018

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

He was a man of civility, nonviolence, intelligence, and respect for his opponents; but also a man with a tireless zeal for justice, inspired and directed by his Christian faith. 

March 26, 2018

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Lesson for Holy Week

These few remaining days before Easter are the most sacred time of every year.  I began writing this column to explain what the word “holy” in Holy Week means.  But actions often speak and teach more loudly than words. On Friday, March 23, an Islamist gunman in southern France attacked a supermarket.  A jihadist loyal […]

March 26, 2018

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Una lección para la Semana Santa

Estos días restantes antes de Pascua son el momento más sagrado de cada año.

March 20, 2018


Dear Friends, Now that this year’s observance of Passover is approaching, I want to extend to the local Jewish community my prayerful best wishes as you enter into this sacred time. I do so united with all the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

March 13, 2018

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. on the Occasion of Pope Francis’ 5th Anniversary in Petrine Ministry

I’ve admired and respected his keen focus on service to the poor since we first met as young bishops delegated to the 1997 Special Assembly for the Americas.

February 21, 2018

Statement of Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding the Death of Reverend Billy Graham

“Billy Graham navigated a century of turbulent conflict and change with the message of the Gospel and a zeal that made him one of the great Christian presences in American history.  His witness to Jesus Christ reached across denominational lines and inspired millions.  May God grant him eternal joy and peace, and may the example […]

February 15, 2018

Statement of Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida

“Nineteen years ago I sat with the parents of children murdered in the Columbine High School massacre, and buried some of their dead.  Nothing seems to change, no matter how brutal the cost. 

February 15, 2018

Declaración del Arzobispo Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. en cuanto al tiroteo en la escuela secundaria Marjory Stoneman Douglas en Parkland, Florida

«Hace diecinueve años, que me senté con los padres de niños asesinados en la masacre de Columbine High School y enterré algunos de sus muertos. Nada parece cambiar, no importa el costo brutal. Suceden cosas terribles; se hacen declaraciones piadosas, y la nación regresa a sus propias y absorbentes distracciones. La última masacre en el […]

February 13, 2018

Columna del arzobispo Chaput: Hacia una experiencia más profunda de Cuaresma

La historia es una gran maestra, a veces de maneras inusuales y muy personales.