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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.

Archbishop Chaput recalls humanity, dynamism of John Paul II

May 3, 2014 - 07:08 am .- In a recent interview with an Italian daily, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia discussed his memories of St. John Paul II, with whom he worked as a bishop from 1988 to 2005.

Archbishop Chaput: Pope Francis brings fresh exhilaration to the Church

Apr 25, 2014 - 02:02 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia reflected that Pope Francis in the first year of his papacy has shown “a deep sense of the continuity of the Church” while also being “something different” and “a surprise.”

Archbishop Chaput extends Passover greeting to Jewish community

Apr 14, 2014 - 11:01 am .- Ahead of the Jewish observance of Passover, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has written to Philadelphia’s Jewish community to extend “the prayerful best wishes” of the Catholics of his archdiocese.

Archbishop underscores beauty, joy of family life

Mar 25, 2014 - 08:01 am .- At the official presentation of the upcoming World Day of Families in Rome, Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke of the importance of family life in society, and expressed his desire to strengthen it in the Church.

Archbishop Chaput among those appointed to Vatican laity council

Feb 7, 2014 - 02:57 am .- Pope Francis appointed members of the Pontifical Council for the Laity Feb. 6, including one American – Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.

Truth of human dignity is burned on our hearts, archbishop says

Jan 22, 2014 - 04:27 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that despite 41 years of legalized abortion in the U.S., the understanding of human life's value is deeply inscribed in our very identity as people.

Greatest obstacles to evangelization are 'our own hearts'

Nov 19, 2013 - 04:06 am .- In the fight to eradicate material problems such as poverty and drugs, we must work to remove the spiritual obstacles in our own hearts, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.

Archbishop Chaput lauds Pope's display of God's tenderness

Oct 3, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Pope Francis’ papacy has been marked by a distinct emphasis on the poor and a unique ability to convey God’s tenderness, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said Oct. 1 at the seminary of his archdiocese.

Modern heart must be won by radical love, Archbishop Chaput says

Sep 25, 2013 - 01:10 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said the Holy Father’s recent lengthy interview calls attention to the modern world as a “missionary field” that needs witnesses to Christ’s saving power.

Critics bash 'dimwitted' attack on Archbishop Chaput

Aug 23, 2013 - 09:02 am .- An essay claiming that Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia was put in a “right-wing funk” by Pope Francis' popularity “completely misunderstood” the archbishop, his defenders say.

Never be afraid to share Gospel, Archbishop Chaput tells youth

Jul 26, 2013 - 02:06 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia held three catechetical sessions at World Youth Day, urging youth to follow Christ with humility, to share their faith with joy, and to serve the poor both in body and in soul.

Non-profit takes over several Philadelphia archdiocese schools

Jul 16, 2013 - 12:04 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Monday signed an agreement transferring ownership of 14 former parish elementary schools to an independent non-profit school network that will operate them as Catholic schools.

Philadelphia archdiocese announces 24 parishes to merge

Jun 4, 2013 - 12:07 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Sunday announced the merger of 24 parishes into 10, saying the changes will “ultimately strengthen parish communities.”

Archbishop Chaput finalizes three priests' ministry removal

Apr 8, 2013 - 01:03 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has finalized three priests' removal from archdiocesan ministry: one who faces a “substantiated” allegation of abuse in a 40-year-old incident and two priests who have been accused of sex abuse or other misconduct.

Archbishop Chaput to consolidate Philadelphia seminary

Mar 7, 2013 - 03:13 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has announced his plan to consolidate Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary's operations, as part of his ongoing reform of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Archbishop Chaput: Campus ministry has eternal value

Jan 12, 2013 - 06:07 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia offered encouragement to campus ministers this week, assuring them their mission “matters eternally because each human soul you touch is immortal.”

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