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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.  

Meeting of Families document offers global perspective

Sep 16, 2014 - 04:31 am .- The preparatory catechesis document for the 2015 World Meeting of Families is a “wonderful” work that addresses Catholic family issues from a global context, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said.  

Official prayer, image for World Meeting of Families released

Sep 8, 2014 - 04:14 pm .- The official prayer and image for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year have been released to aid pilgrims in spiritual preparation for the upcoming event.  

'Demography is destiny,' Archbishop Chaput tells Latino Catholics

Aug 19, 2014 - 05:15 pm .- The Church in the U.S. should not and cannot ignore the ever-increasing Latino population, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said Saturday, because they are the future of the Church in America.

Papal visit to US not confirmed, but archbishop confident

Jul 25, 2014 - 10:22 am .- Reports that Pope Francis will travel to the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families in 2015 remain unconfirmed by the Vatican; however, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia is confident of the pontiff’s attendance.

St. John Paul II, Gianna Molla to be World Meeting of Families patrons

Jul 22, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia announced Sunday that St. John Paul II and St. Gianna Beretta Molla will be patron saints of the 2015 World Meeting of Families, being held in his cathedral city.

Archbishop: Mandate ruling threatens Philly's vulnerable

Jun 27, 2014 - 05:25 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that he is “deeply disappointed” that a district judge has denied the archdiocese an initial injunction against the federal contraception mandate.

World Meeting of Families shows man's destiny is love, official says

Jun 11, 2014 - 05:33 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family urged the U.S. bishops to help share the message that the 2015 World Meeting of Families is intended to show that man is made for love.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia urges support of March for Marriage

Jun 5, 2014 - 03:40 pm .- In defense of the dignity of marriage, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced its participation in the second annual March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., later this month.

Theme for upcoming World Meeting of Families announced

May 14, 2014 - 08:34 am .- During a press conference held in Philadelphia, USA Vatican officials announced the theme for the 2015 World Day of Families, which will center on humanity’s universal vocation to love.

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