Archbishop Jos. Chaput (Philadelphia)

USCCB Staff Reverses Bishops’ Decision On Abortion Issue

By CHRISTOPHER MANION, February 15, 2020 At the USCCB’s annual meeting last November, America’s bishops considered updating their document entitled Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizens. The text, published every four years, represents a classic in the genre of boring, meandering... read more

History’s Answer to Modern Despair

BY ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M. CAP., NOVEMBER 18, 2019  “Having trivialized the past by equating it with outmoded . . . fashions and attitudes, people today resent anyone who draws on the past in serious discussions of contemporary conditions or attempts to use the past as a... read more

Chicago Archbishop Presses Moral Equivalency of Abortion to Other Issues

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart News, November 21, 2019 Chicago archbishop Blase Cupich has once again downplayed the centrality of abortion as moral and political issue, insisting it must be seen as just one element of “a consistent ethic of life.” In an op-ed Wednesday in... read more
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History’s Answer to Modern Despair

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. CAP. “Having trivialized the past by equating it with outmoded . . . fashions and attitudes, people today resent anyone who draws on the past in serious discussions of contemporary conditions or attempts to use the past as a standard by which to judge the... read more

US bishops giving Fr. James Martin a huge victory with deafening silence on his LGBT advocacy

By Doug Mainwaring September 26, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — At a pivotal moment — as the future direction of the Church regarding the aggressive infiltration of LGBT ideology hangs in the balance — the bishops of the United States have squandered an enormous opportunity to shut down pro-gay... read more
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After Chaput warning, bishops weigh in on Fr. James Martin

Catholic News Agency, September 21, 2019 Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 20, 2019 / 10:40 am (CNA).- After the Archbishop of Philadelphia urged caution regarding the message Fr. James Martin, SJ, other bishops have weighed in on Martin’s message regarding homosexuality and Catholicism, as Martin and... read more

Archbishop Chaput: Look deeper than symptoms to solve mass violence

By Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Agency, August 6, 2019 Gun control laws alone will not stop mass shootings effectively, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, said in a column written in response to the recent shootings in Gilroy, Calif., El Paso, and Dayton, Ohio. Chaput belives... read more

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

Denver, Colo., Jul 18, 2019 / 06:35 pm (CNA).- A Church historian at Philadelphia’s Villanova University has said three U.S. bishops are “devout schismatics” who try to diminish the authority of Pope Francis. “They are devout in the sense that they publicly display their preference for... read more

‘Never accept’ separation of faith from political engagement, Chaput says

Catholic News Agency, July 9, 2019 Christians are called to win the battle of ideas and values in secular society, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said Tuesday. In a speech delivered to the Alliance Defending Freedom Summit on Religious Liberty July 9, the archbishop said authentic... read more

Bishop calls out ‘Catholic’ 2020 Dem candidate Joe Biden for backing abortion funding

By Martin Barillas PHILADELPHIA June 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia rebuked Joe Biden, a Catholic who is running for the presidency, for caving into the Democratic Party’s pro-abortion doctrine when he declared that he now opposes the Hyde Amendment... read more

Chaput: ‘Rebuild a Christian society without divided loyalties’

Rochester, Minn., Apr 12, 2019 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- The once Christian culture of the West has forgotten its roots, Archbishop Charles Chaput said Friday, warning that basic principles of human dignity and freedom are now at risk. The leader of the Philadelphia archdiocese told an April... read more
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Chaput: ‘God doesn’t lose’