Statements and Weekly Columns of Archbishop Chaput
La columna de esta semana está dirigida explícitamente a los hombres de nuestra Iglesia local. Te estoy hablando a ti.
STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M. CAP. REGARDING THE DEATH OF THOMAS MONSON, PRESIDENT OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
“Catholics in Philadelphia enjoy a warm working friendship with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on issues of mutual concern and importance to the whole nation.”
El mes pasado, en el Primer Domingo de Adviento (3 de diciembre), comenzamos la temporada de Adviento y Navidad. Fue un gran comienzo para el nuevo año de Iglesia, hecho doblemente hermoso por un servicio de Vísperas en una catedral llena que honró a nueve nuevos monseñores nombrados para nuestra Arquidiócesis por el papa Francisco. […]
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.