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

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

CNA—Criticism of Amy Coney Barrett is part of a “virus” of anti-Catholic “bigotry,” retired Archbishop Charles Chaput said on Monday. The archbishop warned that public attacks on the Supreme Court nominee’s faith constitute a wider threat to religious liberty. Chaput, long considered a leading intellectual among American Catholic bishops, retired as Archbishop of Philadelphia in…

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

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

The Philadelphia Inquirer, CNA, CBJ—Archbishop Charles Chaput has been a diocesan bishop for 31 years. For most of that time, his people have known where to find him on Sunday afternoon or evening: Hearing confessions and offering Mass at Philadelphia’s Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul. Chaput celebrated his last Sunday Mass as a…

Archbishop Chaput: Catholics need faith and reason, not a new paradigm

Archbishop Chaput: Catholics need faith and reason, not a new paradigm

CNA—St. John Paul II’s encyclical Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason) will mark its 21st anniversary this year, on Sept. 14.  Last year, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia reflected on this encyclical in his essay “Believe that you may Understand” that appeared in the March 2018 issue of First Things. It is worth revisiting this…

Napa Institute Spotlight: Courage in the Public Square, Nick Sandmann’s parents speak out

Napa Institute Spotlight: Courage in the Public Square, Nick Sandmann’s parents speak out

Special to the Catholic Business Journal—2019 Napa Institute, Napa, CA — Ted and Julie Sandmann (and in absentia, son Nick) accepted the Charles Chaput “Courage in the Public Square” Award at the recently completed 2019 Napa Institute. In a breakout session, the Sandmann’s detailed what they have suffered through as a result of Nick’s participation…

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

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

Vatican City (CNA) – The secretary general of an upcoming synod of bishops said Monday he thinks the abuse scandal in the Catholic Church will not be a hindrance to the success of the meeting. He also criticized the recent decision of an American archbishop to publish a theologian’s critique of the synod’s working document.…

A Road Map for Deepening our Catholic Faith in 2010

A Road Map for Deepening our Catholic Faith in 2010

 If you are like most people, it is very likely you have made at least one New Year’s resolution to kick off 2010.  The typical list may include losing weight, quitting smoking, drinking less and exercising more.  Sound familiar?  But, how often do we make firm resolutions to help us become better Catholics?  What can…

Excerpt on the Eucharist from Archbishop Chaput book

Excerpt on the Eucharist from Archbishop Chaput book

Friends-good morning. I am currently reading a wonderful book by Archbishop Charles Chaput titled “Living the Catholic Faith: Rediscovering the Basics.” I highly recommend the book and have shared below an excerpt from Chapter 4 on the Eucharist that I strongly encourage you to read, reflect on and share. I hope you find it meaningful…

Archbishop Chaput on the Catholic Political Vocation

Archbishop Chaput on the Catholic Political Vocation

“Tolerance Is Not a Christian Virtue” TORONTO, FEB. 24, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Here is the text of an address delivered Monday by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, Colorado, at the University of Toronto. The archbishop’s presentation was sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto, the Salt and Light Catholic Television Network, the Toronto Legatus Chapter, and the…