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Pope will appoint Archbishop Chaput to lead Philadelphia archdiocese
cna ^ | July 18, 2011

Posted on 07/18/2011 3:53:56 PM PDT by NYer

.- A Vatican source has confirmed that on July 19 Pope Benedict XVI will appoint Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver as the shepherd of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Several news outlets began to report on July 18 that Archbishop Chaput will lead the Philadelphia archdiocese beginning this coming September.

Archbishop Chaput’s appointment was confirmed to CNA late on Monday by a Vatican source who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.

On June 30, the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops picked the name of a potential Philadelphia archbishop from a list of three candidates – known as a “terna” – to recommend to Pope Benedict.

However, after praying over the issue during the Fourth of July weekend, Pope Benedict decided not to select any of the recommended candidates, and specifically chose Archbishop Chaput for the post.

The Denver archbishop is no stranger to Pope Benedict, who spent a significant amount of time working with Archbishop Chaput during the apostolic visitation of the Legion of Christ between 2009 and 2010. Archbishop Chaput also led the visitation of Bishop Bill Morris in the Diocese of Toowomba, Australia in 2007.

Cardinal Justin Rigali, who has lead the Philadelphia archdiocese since 2003, submitted his resignation on April 19, 2010 when he reached the retirement age of 75. That resignation is expected to be accepted by Pope Benedict tomorrow.



TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach
KEYWORDS: chaput; pa

1 posted on 07/18/2011 3:54:06 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 07/18/2011 3:55:27 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

Denver’s loss, Philly’s gain. Laus Deo!


3 posted on 07/18/2011 4:02:02 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: NYer

A wise move.


4 posted on 07/18/2011 4:06:23 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: NYer

Once upon a time, I taught gourmet cooking classes here in Rapid City, SD. Father Chaput attended many of them. He is quite the gourmand and loved to cook......and learn more about it. He has always been a glorious disciple of Christ. The things that struck me about him were his humility, intelligence, his joy of life, a never-ending curiosity, his quick wit and easy smile.

Our family was very blessed when he baptized our grandson before he left for Denver.


5 posted on 07/18/2011 4:39:57 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: NYer

**Cardinal Justin Rigali, who has lead the Philadelphia archdiocese since 2003, submitted his resignation on April 19, 2010 when he reached the retirement age of 75. That resignation is expected to be accepted by Pope Benedict tomorrow.**

Thanks for posting the truth.


6 posted on 07/18/2011 4:40:25 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

We need a few Chaputs in California, NY, and Massachusetts. This way the abortion crowd aka CINOs won’t get to receive the Holy Eucharist.


7 posted on 07/18/2011 5:03:29 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

God bless you and Him!!


8 posted on 07/18/2011 5:09:33 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Thank you, Ann.

My pride in him may be speaking a bit for me here, but I would not be surprised to see the white smoke emanating from the Vatican one day in the future of Bishop Chaput. He has amazing grace and an aura about him.


9 posted on 07/18/2011 5:32:37 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: NYer

God Bless Pope Benedict and his wise decision.


10 posted on 07/18/2011 5:37:35 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

A lesson on the importance and need to never stop in life. :)


11 posted on 07/18/2011 5:39:08 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NYer

Definitely a huge loss for Denver. Archbishop Chaput is quite possibly the best Bishop/Archbishop in the US. He has made the Archdiocese of Denver one of the most vibrant Catholic centers in the US. We need many more like him - a no-nonsense true Catholic clergyman who does not hesitate to speak his mind. Plus a Capuchin Franciscan.


12 posted on 07/18/2011 5:39:57 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: Rushmore Rocks

You are blessed.


13 posted on 07/18/2011 5:59:10 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NYer; surroundedbyblue
On June 30, the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops picked the name of a potential Philadelphia archbishop from a list of three candidates – known as a “terna” – to recommend to Pope Benedict.

However, after praying over the issue during the Fourth of July weekend, Pope Benedict decided not to select any of the recommended candidates, and specifically chose Archbishop Chaput for the post.

Wonderful! Thank you, Holy Father!!! Things are certainly looking up for those of us in PA.

14 posted on 07/18/2011 6:01:37 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Woo hoo!!!!!!!


15 posted on 07/18/2011 6:22:38 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: NYer; All
Thomas Peters has some interesting and very worthwhile comments on his blog, Catholic Vote Action: What It Means If Its Abp. Chaput to Philly
16 posted on 07/18/2011 6:24:22 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: NYer
Quick question - that perhaps neither you or anyone else on this thread know.

How is Justin Cardinal Rigali's health? It seems both he and Archbishop Chaput have been excellent Pastors of the Church. I know 75 is the age that bishops are to tender their resignation, but if they are in good health the Pope doesn't necessarily accept it! This generally has held true especially for Cardinals (or so I think/thought).

So, with no intention of hijacking the thread and causing problems, anyone have thoughts on this aspect of the announcement?

17 posted on 07/18/2011 7:16:13 PM PDT by TotusTuus
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To: TotusTuus
OK, maybe the scandals of late in Philly have something to do with it...
18 posted on 07/18/2011 7:26:26 PM PDT by TotusTuus
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To: CdMGuy

Yes, and he mentors good men, too. Our new Archbishop, Jose Gomez, here in Los Angeles (Thanks to our good Pope), worked under Abp. Chaput, and is now here, righting wrongs.


19 posted on 07/18/2011 7:29:16 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: NYer

Chaput started as bishop in Rapid City, SD and is an enrolled member of the Potawatomi tribe. I can see him soon as a cardinal.


20 posted on 07/18/2011 7:52:06 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: NYer

Awesome! Those folks in Philly won’t know what hit em!


21 posted on 07/18/2011 7:54:17 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Rushmore Rocks

My husband and I met then Father Chaput in Rapid City back in 1991 when he spoke at a STOP Planned Parenthood function. He spoke very eloquently and we were very impressed with him. I wonder if he will be named a Cardinal sometime in the future?


22 posted on 07/18/2011 7:55:36 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: NYer

Red hat.........soon to be Cardinal.


23 posted on 07/18/2011 7:57:02 PM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: murron

“Cardinal sometime in the future?”

Of that, I have no doubt.


24 posted on 07/18/2011 7:59:57 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: NYer
Father Chaput was born in Kansas. He is 67.

His father was a French Canadian who claimed to be a direct descendent of King Louis IX.

His mother was a member of the Potawatomi Indian tribe, as is he.

Fr. Chaput has criticized the "spirit of adulation bordering on servility that exists toward Barack Obama", remarking, "In democratic societies we elect public servants, not messiahs."

What's not to like here, folks!

God bless this good priest as he assumes his new and heavy responsibilities.

Leni

25 posted on 07/18/2011 8:15:27 PM PDT by MinuteGal (We need ObamaCare Like Nancy Pelosi Needs a Halloween Mask)
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To: TotusTuus
Not sure. We saw the Cardinal shortly after the grand jury report came out and we thought he looked noticably more frail than when we'd last attended a Mass at which he was presiding (probably 2 years ago).

Although I believe Msgr. Lynn does belong in jail (along with the now feeble minded, elderly Cardinal Bevilacqua), I also think the sex abuse story here has been overblown. Many of these priests in the grand jury report have very weak accusations against them. Of course there are a few allegations that are very damning and that is why Lynn belongs in jail.

I do not know how much Cardinal Rigali had to do with it. Personally, I don't feel he bears much resposibility. Most people I know feel the bulk of the blame falls on Msgr. Lynn and Cardinal Bevilacqua.

26 posted on 07/18/2011 8:19:13 PM PDT by old and tired
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To: NYer

I have been praying for this for many years.


27 posted on 07/18/2011 8:37:16 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Sorry, I was so tired last night, I wanted to say, “never stop learning in life” both in faith and in non-faith areas, such as cooking.


28 posted on 07/19/2011 3:35:27 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: CdMGuy

I have heard he has done a good job with the Archiocese of Denver.


29 posted on 07/19/2011 3:36:54 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: old and tired

I agree about the weak accusations. Father Andrew McCormick who was pastor at sacred heart in swedeburg next to bridgeport had a weak accusation lodged against him from what I understand. He is a very good priest and we want him back soon!!


30 posted on 07/19/2011 6:01:45 AM PDT by eric.c.olsen
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