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Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia, greeted by Archbishop Chaput on September 26, 2015.

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

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia hosted Pope Francis in his highly-anticipated first visit to the United States. As the dust... Read more

Pope Francis and Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia outside Independence Hall, Sept. 26, 2015.

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

In a Philadelphia moment laden with symbolism, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged all Americans and all religions to unite against... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass for clergy and religious in Philadelphia's Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Sept. 26, 2015.

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

The Church today is called to foster among young people a sense of responsibility and enthusiasm for the Gospel mission,... Read more

   Pope Francis with Archbishop Charles Chaput at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 24, 2015.

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

Ahead of the papal visit to the U.S., some critics have painted a narrative pitting Pope Francis against the “conservative”... Read more

Vesting of news priests during their Mass of Ordination.

Grassroots discernment program announced as Philly priestly vocations soar

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is witnessing a lot of exciting things these days: there’s the World Meeting of Families next... Read more

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

Archbishop Chaput: Other moral issues not equivalent to abortion

Of the many struggles plaguing modern society, none can be equated with the blatant taking of innocent human lives, Archbishop... Read more

Police shut down a ramp where an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, PA on May 13, 2015.

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

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia reacted Wednesday to the deadly train derailment in his city with sadness and prayers.  Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, who signed an April 3 open letter on religious liberty.

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

Catholic and Southern Baptist leaders called Friday for a recommitment to religious freedom, lamenting the “acrimony and lies” surrounding efforts... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia at the Vatican on Feb. 6, 2015. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Pope Francis hopes to invigorate Philadelphia Church in US visit

With preparations for the World Meeting of Families well underway, Pope Francis has told Archbishop Charles Chaput he hopes his... Read more

Pope Francis arrives at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Nov. 25, 2014.

Pope Francis goes to Washington: will Congress listen?

Pope Francis’ address to a joint session of Congress during his U.S. visit in September will be a “wonderful opportunity,”... Read more

The Flight into Egypt by Vittore Carpaccio, circa 1515.

For Archbishop Chaput, Holy Family holds lesson on immigration

Faithful Catholics “need to remember that the Holy Family too was once a family of immigrants and refugees,” Archbishop Charles... Read more

Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia speaks to CNA in Rome, Sept. 15, 2014.

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

“It isn't possible to be pro-life and simultaneously forget the cries of the poor.” Francis has confirmed his attendance at... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 29, 2014.

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

Pope Francis’ official confirmation of a visit to Philadelphia in 2015 has stoked great Catholic enthusiasm and prompted hopes that... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput and the World Meeting of Families catechesis book in Rome on Sept. 15, 2014.

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

After Pope Francis officially confirmed that he will visit Philadelphia next fall for the World Meeting of Families, Archbishop Charles... Read more

Bishops and cardinals participate in the 2014 Synod on the Family, Oct. 6, 2014.

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

Meeting in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting, the U.S. bishops have selected their choices for delegates to next year’s... Read more

 Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia celebrates Mass Oct. 20, 2012 at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica.

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

As registration opens for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that the gathering... Read more

Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia in Rome, Sept. 15, 2014.

USA Today corrects inaccurate report on Archbishop Chaput, synod

The newspaper USA Today has corrected an erroneous report that claimed Archbishop Charles Chaput criticized the recent extraordinary Synod on... Read more

Mark Silk.

Philly archdiocese: RNS blogger 'inventing own reality'

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has shrugged off a recent blog post that sought to pit Pope Francis against Archbishop Charles... Read more

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

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

Religious believers should acknowledge that they are now “strangers” in U.S. society, in part because of their own failures, but... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput and the World Meeting of Families catechesis book in Rome on Sept. 15, 2014.

Meeting of Families document offers global perspective

The preparatory catechesis document for the 2015 World Meeting of Families is a “wonderful” work that addresses Catholic family issues... Read more