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Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

In new interview, Archbishop Chaput opens up about new book, cultural challenges, Biden administration

Archbishop Charles Chaput, who retired as Archbishop of Philadelphia last year, has released a new book taking a look at... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks about the 2015 World Meeting of Families during a press conference at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

Chaput says denying Biden Communion is ‘pastoral’ not ‘political’

Archbishop Charles Chaput said that Catholic president-elect Joe Biden should not receive Holy Communion because of his support for the... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput at a press conference at the Vatican, March 25, 2014.

'Virus' of anti-Catholicism behind criticism of Amy Coney Barrett, says Chaput

Criticism of Amy Coney Barrett is part of a “virus” of anti-Catholic “bigotry,” retired Archbishop Charles Chaput said on Monday.... Read more

US Attorney General Bill Barr speaks during a meeting on human trafficking at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, on August 4, 2020.

Trump, Barr, Barron speak at National Catholic Prayer breakfast

Attorney General William Barr warned of “a new orthodoxy that is actively hostile to religion” in his remarks to the... Read more

Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia during his installation Mass, Feb. 18, 2020.

Christ is hope for the Church and the world, Archbishop Perez says at installation

The hope of Christ is far more profound than hope as the world defines it, Archbishop Nelson Perez said during... Read more

November 27, 2019: Archbishop Charles Chaput in Rome for his final ad limina visit as Archbishop of Philadelphia.

In last Sunday Mass as Philly archbishop, Chaput retires with gratitude

Archbishop Charles Chaput has been a diocesan bishop for 31 years. For most of that time, his people have known... Read more

November 27, 2019: Archbishop Charles Chaput in Rome for his final ad limina visit as Archbishop of Philadelphia.

Chaput looks back: 'I’m proud of the things that we have done together'

Archbishop Charles Chaput officially stood down as leader of the Philadelphia archdiocese on Thursday. He spoke to CNA about what it means... Read more

Archbishop-elect Nelson Perez speaks at a Jan. 23 press conference announcing his appointment as Archbishop of Philadelphia.

Aiming for pastoral presence in Philadelphia, Perez says he learned from Chaput

The next Archbishop of Philadelphia said Thursday that he is glad for a homecoming to his native archdiocese, that he... Read more

Bishop Nelson Perez. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Cleveland's Bishop Nelson Perez to lead Philadelphia archdiocese

Bishop Nelson Perez of Cleveland was appointed Archbishop of Philadelphia Thursday, returning to the local Church of his priestly ordination.  Read more

Imran Khan, now the prime minister of Pakistan, speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 26, 2012.

Archbishop Chaput asks Pakistani PM to follow through on religious liberty

On behalf of Philadelphia’s Pakistani Catholic community, Archbishop Charles Chaput encouraged the Pakistani prime minister Tuesday to shape a culture... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.

Chaput to FOCUS leadership conference: We need Christian friends 

Christian friendships are necessary for living a life of faith, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia told college students in a... Read more

Bishops pray during the Fall General Assembly of the USCCB.

Analysis: The USCCB 'abortion debate,' and what came after

On Tuesday, 69 U.S. bishops voted against the inclusion of a paragraph in a letter they plan to soon publish.... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.

In USCCB debate, Chaput defends prioritizing fight against abortion

The U.S. Catholic bishops approved a letter to supplement their voting document on Tuesday—but not without controversy during debate on... Read more

Bishops gather in Baltimore for the USCCB 2019 Fall General Assembly.

Bishops reject funding hike for USCCB, for now

While the proposal fell 18 votes short of passage, Archbishop Schnurr said he expected the votes of absent bishops to be... Read more

'Safe injection site' denounced as false solution to Philadelphia drug problem

A proposal to create a supervised injection site in Philadelphia has drawn criticism from the local archbishop and others who... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput.

What are you willing to die for, Chaput asks students

Chaput said he was moved to consider the question as he prepares for retirement; he turned 75 last month, and... Read more

Fr. James Martin, SJ.

After Archbishop Chaput warning, bishops weigh in on Fr. James Martin

After the Archbishop of Philadelphia urged caution regarding the message Fr. James Martin, SJ, other bishops have weighed in on... Read more

Fr. James Martin, SJ.

Archbishop Chaput: Fr. James Martin's message causes confusion about Church doctrine

After Fr. James Martin, SJ, spoke at a Philadelphia university, the Archbishop of Philadelphia urged caution about the priest’s message,... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput speaks with CNA in Rome on Sept. 15, 2014.

Chaput: Personal holiness, fidelity to the Church key in difficult times

During times of scandal and confusion, Catholics should strive for personal holiness and fidelity to the Church, Archbishop Charles Chaput... Read more

Police officers carrying assault rifles respond to a shooting on August 14, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

After Philadelphia police shootings, Chaput calls for 'sensible solutions' to violence

After a standoff between police and a gunman in Philadelphia yesterday, in which six officers were shot, Archbishop Charles Chaput... Read more