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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
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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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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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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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**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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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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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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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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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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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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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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