Catholics have the power to shape America's political future

Archbishop Chaput isn’t too excited about the upcoming presidential election. In an interview with CNA, the Archbishop expressed deep disappointment at the quality of the candidates on offer. Archbishop Chaput has seen plenty of elections. CAN reported, “In the 50 years he has voted, the archbishop said,’the major parties have never, at the same time,… Continue reading Catholics have the power to shape America's political future

Archbishop Chaput named and others named new members on synod council – Check them out

As established by Pope Paul VI in 1965 is the Synod Council members, whom are to serve as an advisory council to the Pontiff in a Synod meeting meant aimed at tackling developing challenging factors in the church and help in fostering a closer unity between the Roman Pontiff and bishops, to assist the Roman Pontiff with… Continue reading Archbishop Chaput named and others named new members on synod council – Check them out

Archbishop Chaput: In Philly and in synod, support for Francis is obvious

In an Oct. 19 interview, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said that despite an implied assertion in America Magazine over the weekend, no synod father is an “opponent” of Pope Francis. “If the welcome we gave Pope Francis in Philadelphia last month looked like ‘opposition,’ people need a trip to a really good eye doctor,”… Continue reading Archbishop Chaput: In Philly and in synod, support for Francis is obvious

Pope Francis lauds Archbishop Chaput's 'great love for the family'

Pope Francis reviewed his recent trip to Cuba and the United States during his General Audience on Wednesday, calling the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia the “culmination” of his apostolic visit. “I wish to convey my fraternal and warm thanks to Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia, for his commitment, his piety, his enthusiasm, and his… Continue reading Pope Francis lauds Archbishop Chaput's 'great love for the family'

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 settled after the departure of nearly 1 million participants in the final Mass for the World Meeting of Families, CNA had the chance to interview Archbishop Chaput, who offered his take on the historic papal… Continue reading After the Pope's visit – an exclusive interview with Archbishop Chaput

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 efforts that would limit religious freedom. “May this country and each of you be renewed in gratitude for the many blessings and freedoms that you enjoy. And may you defend these rights, especially your religious… Continue reading For Pope Francis, it's imperative: religious liberty is a gift from God. Defend it.

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” American bishops – but the Archbishop of Philadelphia doesn’t believe them. Claims that that Church ignores the poor while obsessing over things like abortion and human sexuality are nothing new to members of the Catholic… Continue reading Are Pope Francis and the US bishops split? Don't believe the critics.