Statements and Weekly Columns of Archbishop Chaput
Last month, on the First Sunday of Advent (December 3), we began the Advent and Christmas seasons. It was a great start to the new Church year, made doubly beautiful by a Vespers service in a packed cathedral that honored nine new monsignors named for our archdiocese by Pope Francis. Philadelphia is blessed with dedicated […]
Jesus is the reason for the season. May he live in our hearts and guide our lives throughout the coming year.
Advent is a wonderful time of year. It’s that special season when families huddle together around the TV (or alone, on their various devices) to watch hundreds of greed-inspiring ads and listen to Xmas carols with rewritten lyrics that sell lottery tickets, and cars, and smartphones. That’s Option A. Option B is this: We can […]
Archbishop Chaput’s Address at the National Assembly of Filipino Priests USA: Amoris Laetitia and the Nature of Mercy
Amoris Laetitia has passages of great wisdom and beauty on marriage and on family life. And it has other passages that have caused some obvious controversy. The controversy has obscured much of the good in the document. So we need to engage the text with open hearts and the discipline of clear thinking.
La columna de esta semana está adaptada del discurso de apertura del arzobispo para la Conferencia Nacional de «Mujeres en la nueva evangelización», en el Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Czestochowa, en Doylestown.
This week’s column is adapted from the Archbishop’s opening remarks to the October 21 national “Women in the New Evangelization” conference, held at Doylestown’s Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
Reverence for the sanctity of the human person starts with a defense of the unborn child. The right to life is foundational. Without it, all other rights and all other discussions of justice and human dignity are built on sand.
El derecho a la vida es fundamental; sin él, todos los demás derechos y todos los otros debates de justicia y dignidad humana están construidos sobre arena.
So many precious and innocent lives were senselessly lost in an evil manner and it fills all of us with an unspeakable sadness.
Como muchos americanos, me enteré esta mañana al despertarme de los terribles actos de violencia que ocurrieron ayer por la noche en Las Vegas. Muchas vidas preciosas e inocentes se han perdido sin sentido de una manera diabólica, y eso nos llena a todos de una tristeza indescriptible.