Archbishop Charles Chaput

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

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

Sep 19, 2019

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

Aug 15, 2019

By Mary Farrow

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

Archbishop Charles Chaput. CNA file photo.

Analysis: The pastoral approach of Archbishop Charles Chaput

Aug 12, 2019

By JD Flynn

Archbishop Charles Chaput is not a cardinal. He has never been an officer at the U.S. bishops’ conference. He has... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Holy See press office, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput: Look deeper than symptoms to solve mass violence

Aug 6, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Gun control laws alone will not stop mass shootings effectively, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, said in a column written... Read more

Massimo Faggioli.

Villanova historian says Chaput, Cordileone, and Strickland are ‘devout schismatics’

Jul 18, 2019

A Church historian at Philadelphia’s Villanova University has said three U.S. bishops are “devout schismatics” who try to diminish the... 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.

'Never accept' separation of faith from political engagement, Chaput says

Jul 9, 2019

Christians are called to win the battle of ideas and values in secular society, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said Tuesday.  Read more

World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, July 2016.

International Youth Forum meets to continue work of Synod

Jun 18, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Nearly 250 young adults will meet in Rome this week for the International Youth Forum to discuss how best to... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Holy See press office, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput: Abortion a perverse ‘sacrament' for Democratic Party leaders

Jun 10, 2019

Joe Biden, the former senator and vice president and now a Democratic presidential hopeful, once represented a more moderate position... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput. CNA file photo.

Chaput: Rep. Brian Sims’ harassment of pro-lifers 'unbecoming of an elected official'

May 8, 2019

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia called for broad participation in a pro-life rally this week, scheduled in response to a... Read more

Columbine High School.

How Denver’s archbishop responded to Columbine

Apr 20, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

How Denver's archbishop responded to the shooting at Columbine High School.  Read more

rchbishop 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: ‘Rebuild a Christian society without divided loyalties’

Apr 12, 2019

The once Christian culture of the West has forgotten its roots, Archbishop Charles Chaput said Friday, warning that basic principles... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput. CNA file photo.

Chaput: 'God doesn't lose'

Mar 28, 2019

The Archbishop of Philadelphia told seminarians March 27 that Catholics are called to renew the Church through lives of holiness,... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.

Chaput to college students: Following God's will is the answer to our dark times

Mar 21, 2019

There’s a scene in the middle of the Lord of the Rings, a fantasy series written by Catholic author J.R.R.... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput. CNA file photo.

Chaput: The terrain and challenge U.S. Christians face

Oct 17, 2018

The following interview with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia was conducted Oct. 16  Read more

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

Archbishop Chaput to youth synod: Developed nations stuck in a 'moral adolescence'

Oct 4, 2018

While the idea of being “forever young” can seem appealing, the underdevelopment of morality is a problem in developed nations,... Read more

 Pope Francis greets Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Vatican City during the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Sq

Archbishop Chaput tells synod to announce Christ not ‘ideologies and social sciences’

Oct 4, 2018

Archbishop Charles Chaput told the Synod of Bishops that the confidence to announce the truth of the faith is essential... Read more

Pope Francis.

Francis calls for youth synod creativity- How will U.S. bishops answer the call?

Oct 3, 2018

By JD Flynn

As the synod begins, it’s worth noting what some bishops from the U.S. delegation might bring to the table.  Read more

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri.

Baldisseri reproves Chaput, says abuse crisis won’t stop synod success

Oct 1, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The secretary general of an upcoming synod of bishops said Monday he thinks the abuse scandal in the Catholic Church... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput. CNA file photo.

Chaput: Youth synod depends on faith, not sentimentality

Sep 28, 2018

In an op-ed column published Saturday, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has restated his concerns about the upcoming synod of... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Archbishop Chaput shares theological critique of youth synod prep document

Sep 23, 2018

Archbishop Charles Chaput offered Friday on First Things a critique by a theologian of the working document for the upcoming... Read more