January 31, 2018

Columna Semanal del Arzobispo Chaput: RISE y la vocación de hombres cristianos

La columna de esta semana está dirigida explícitamente a los hombres de nuestra Iglesia local.   Te estoy hablando a ti.

January 3, 2018

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.”

January 3, 2018

Columna Semanal del Arzobispo Chaput: Vivir la Epifanía

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.  […]

January 3, 2018

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Living Out the Epiphany

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 […]

December 18, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: The More, the Merrier: Christmas 2017

Jesus is the reason for the season.  May he live in our hearts and guide our lives throughout the coming year. 

December 11, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: The Season of Prayer and Witness

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 […]

November 8, 2017

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.  

October 23, 2017

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Mujeres en la nueva evangelización

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.

October 23, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Women in the New Evangelization

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.

October 12, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Respect Life 2017

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.