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Pope Francis lauds Archbishop Chaput's 'great love for the family'

Sep 30, 2015 - 11:21 am .- Pope Francis reviewed his recent trip to Cuba and the United States during his General Audience on Wednesday, calling the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia the “culmination” of his apostolic visit.

After the Pope's visit – an exclusive interview with Archbishop Chaput

Sep 29, 2015 - 04:08 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia hosted Pope Francis in his highly-anticipated first visit to the United States. As the dust settled after the departure of nearly 1 million participants in the final Mass for the World Meeting of Families, CNA had the chance to interview Archbishop Chaput, who offered his take on the historic papal trip, the challenges facing family in the U.S., and the upcoming Synod of Bishops in Rome.

For Pope Francis, it's imperative: religious liberty is a gift from God. Defend it.

Sep 26, 2015 - 03:41 pm .- In a Philadelphia moment laden with symbolism, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged all Americans and all religions to unite against efforts that would limit religious freedom.

Pope Francis to priests, religious: It's your job to inspire vocations

Sep 26, 2015 - 10:09 am .- The Church today is called to foster among young people a sense of responsibility and enthusiasm for the Gospel mission, Pope Francis said on Saturday to group of priests and religious gathered in Philadelphia’s cathedral.

Are Pope Francis and the US bishops split? Don't believe the critics.

Sep 3, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Ahead of the papal visit to the U.S., some critics have painted a narrative pitting Pope Francis against the “conservative” American bishops – but the Archbishop of Philadelphia doesn't believe them.

Grassroots discernment program announced as Philly priestly vocations soar

Aug 21, 2015 - 12:03 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is witnessing a lot of exciting things these days: there’s the World Meeting of Families next month that will include a visit from Pope Francis, and now, a sizeable increase in vocations to the priesthood.

Archbishop Chaput: Other moral issues not equivalent to abortion

Aug 10, 2015 - 04:28 pm .- Of the many struggles plaguing modern society, none can be equated with the blatant taking of innocent human lives, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said regarding the latest investigative videos of Planned Parenthood.

Philadelphia archbishop voices 'deep sadness', prays for train derailment victims

May 14, 2015 - 11:59 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia reacted Wednesday to the deadly train derailment in his city with sadness and prayers.

Troubled by Indiana reaction, Christian leaders stress gravity of religious liberty

Apr 6, 2015 - 03:33 pm .- Catholic and Southern Baptist leaders called Friday for a recommitment to religious freedom, lamenting the “acrimony and lies” surrounding efforts to protect religious freedom in Indiana and across the U.S.

Pope Francis hopes to invigorate Philadelphia Church in US visit

Feb 10, 2015 - 08:55 am .- With preparations for the World Meeting of Families well underway, Pope Francis has told Archbishop Charles Chaput he hopes his visit will inspire joy and confidence in the Church of Philadelphia.

Pope Francis goes to Washington: will Congress listen?

Feb 5, 2015 - 05:09 pm .- Pope Francis’ address to a joint session of Congress during his U.S. visit in September will be a “wonderful opportunity,” Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has said.

For Archbishop Chaput, Holy Family holds lesson on immigration

Dec 16, 2014 - 04:39 am .- Faithful Catholics “need to remember that the Holy Family too was once a family of immigrants and refugees,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Chaput: 'It isn't possible to be pro-life and simultaneously forget the cries of the poor'

Nov 28, 2014 - 04:26 am .- “It isn't possible to be pro-life and simultaneously forget the cries of the poor.” Francis has confirmed his attendance at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next September. The Archbishop of the great US metropolis, Archbishop Charles Chaput, talks to Vatican Insider about the meaning of this visit and about how Francis’ message has been received in the US.

Lots of high fives: Philly celebrates announcement of Pope's visit

Nov 18, 2014 - 04:47 am .- Pope Francis’ official confirmation of a visit to Philadelphia in 2015 has stoked great Catholic enthusiasm and prompted hopes that a papal visit will reinvigorate the archdiocese.  

Pope's visit to Philly will be 'icing on the cake' for family meeting

Nov 17, 2014 - 04:43 pm .- After Pope Francis officially confirmed that he will visit Philadelphia next fall for the World Meeting of Families, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said the trip will be a blessing for the event and the world.  

US bishops elect delegates to synod: Kurtz, Chaput, DiNardo, Gomez

Nov 14, 2014 - 10:38 am .- Meeting in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting, the U.S. bishops have selected their choices for delegates to next year’s Synod on the Family, sources have confirmed to CNA.

World Meeting of Families is 'moment of grace' for global Church

Nov 10, 2014 - 01:11 pm .- As registration opens for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that the gathering will be a chance to strengthen the Church throughout the whole world.  

USA Today corrects inaccurate report on Archbishop Chaput, synod

Nov 7, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- The newspaper USA Today has corrected an erroneous report that claimed Archbishop Charles Chaput criticized the recent extraordinary Synod on the Family, rather than misleading media coverage of the event.

Philly archdiocese: RNS blogger 'inventing own reality'

Oct 30, 2014 - 09:48 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has shrugged off a recent blog post that sought to pit Pope Francis against Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on the death penalty.

Work, Pray, Love: Archbishop Chaput's advice for modern Christians

Oct 21, 2014 - 04:24 pm .- Religious believers should acknowledge that they are now “strangers” in U.S. society, in part because of their own failures, but should nevertheless work for renewal and worship God with joy, said Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.  

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