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  • Chaput: Amazing 'how hostile the press is to everything the president does'

    02/13/2017 8:38:53 PM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    philly.com ^ | February 13, 2017 | David O'Reilly
    Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput told a radio talk show host Monday that he believes fewer than 25 percent of those working in the “mainstream … elite” media have religious faith, and expressed surprise at what he termed was media hostility to President Trump. “It’s just amazing to me how hostile the press is to everything the president does,” Chaput told the California-based Hugh Hewitt, a Catholic conservative. “I don’t want to be partisan in my comments here, but it seems to me if we are really serious about our common responsibilities, we support the president,” Chaput said, “whether we...
  • Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on vocations, elections, apostolic exhortations

    11/25/2016 4:39:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | November 24, 2016 | Jim Graves
    Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., 72, was born in Concordia, Kansas, in 1944. He attended Catholic schools in the area before joining the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, St. Augustine Province, in 1965. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1970. He served as a teacher and pastor an in a variety of roles in his community. He was ordained Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, in 1988, and appointed Archbishop of Denver in 1997. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Philadelphia on July 19, 2011, and he was installed as the 13th bishop and ninth archbishop of...
  • Bishops need shared approach to 'Amoris Laetitia,' new cardinal says

    11/15/2016 1:08:59 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 11/15/2016 | Cindy Wooden
    Cardinal-designate Kevin J. Farrell believes the U.S. bishops as a whole should have discussed pastoral guidelines for implementing Pope Francis' exhortation on the family before individual bishops began issuing guidelines for their own dioceses. Implementing the pope's exhortation, "Amoris Laetitia," he said, "has to be done in communion with our bishops. I think that it would have been wiser to wait for the gathering of the conference of bishops where all the bishops of the United States or all the bishops of a country would sit down and discuss these things." A conference-wide discussion, he told Catholic News Service Nov....
  • Philadelphia Archbishop Chaput welcomes ‘smaller church’ of holier Catholics

    10/21/2016 11:48:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    RNS ^ | October 21, 2016 | David Gibson
    Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, during the Festival of Families announcement at the Pontifical North American College in Rome on June 23, 2015. Photo courtesy of Chris Warde-Jones, Archdiocese of Philadelphia (RNS) In a stark prognosis for contemporary Catholicism, a leader of the conservative wing of the U.S. hierarchy has said that “a smaller, lighter church” of fewer but holier believers is preferable to one that promotes inclusion at the expense of traditional orthodoxy.In a speech delivered Wednesday (Oct. 19) at the University of Notre Dame, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput also suggested that many prominent Catholics are so weak in their...
  • The Catholic Church Doesn’t Really Care About Abortion

    08/16/2016 12:10:50 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 34 replies
    The Christian Review ^ | 15 August 2016 | Deal Hudson
    Pro-life Catholics need to wake up and realize that most of the “officialdom” of the Catholic Church in the U.S. is already rolling out a national campaign that is virtually an arm of the Democratic Party. If you don’t believe me, start tracking the various conferences and forums being offered in your diocese, drill down to look at the host organization, the speakers, and their topics. Better yet, attend one and publicly voice your pro-life preferences and see what happens.
  • Archbishop Chaput's column: Some personal thoughts on the months ahead [Trump, Hillary equally bad.]

    08/13/2016 8:43:50 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 77 replies
    catholicphilly.com ^ | 12 Aug 2016 | Archbp. Charles Chaput
    My column this week is a collection of personal comments. Read it as thoughts from a brother in the faith, not as teachings from an archbishop. Presidential campaigns typically hit full stride after Labor Day in an election year. But 2016 is a year in which two prominent Catholics – a sitting vice president, and the next vice presidential nominee of his party — both seem to publicly ignore or invent the content of their Catholic faith as they go along. And meanwhile, both candidates for the nation’s top residence, the White House, have astonishing flaws. This is depressing and...
  • Philly Mayor Attacks Eucharistic Doctrine as “Not Christian” [Catholic Caucus]

    07/09/2016 7:16:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 9, 2016 | Kathy Schiffer
    Archbishop Charles Chaput is "not Christian"? That's the claim made by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, who disagrees with the archbishop's recent directive to priests in his archdiocese to deny communion to gay, divorced and unwed couples. Kenney, who was raised in an Irish Catholic family and who attended St. Joseph's Preparatory School, tweeted his dissatisfaction with the archbishop's statement:
  • Will Progressive Outsider Be Responsible in Future for the Appointment of Bishops?[Cath Caucus]

    07/07/2016 4:06:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | July 7, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Washington) Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has been attacked by the media as an "enemy" of the Pope, because he interpreted the Post-Synodal Letter Amoris laetitia in the light of Catholic moral teaching and Sacraments. Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago has been appointed at the same time by Pope Francis as a member of the Congregation for Bishops, and will continue to have a decisive influence on the appointment of bishops in the United States. The two events are emblematic of the pontificate of Pope Francis and his relationship with the Church in the United States. The Church in the...
  • Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

    08/09/2015 4:04:55 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    KSL.com ^ | Aug 9, 2015 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    Margie Winters, right, ex-nun, ex-Director of Religious Education at Waldron Mercy, a private Catholic high school--- and partner Andrea Vettori Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?" Yet the Archdiocese of Philadelphia opened its door only briefly when married gay teacher Margie Winters, trailed by supporters, arrived Monday with 23,000 petitions seeking reinstatement to her job at a Catholic elementary school. "The school and...
  • Music chief for Pope Francis' Phildelphia Mass quits in dispute with Archbishop Chaput

    06/02/2015 1:37:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    NC Reporter ^ | June 2, 2015 | David Gibson
    John Romeri during Mass on Aug. 8, 2010, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis (RNS/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Erik M. Lunsford) The head of liturgical music for the Philadelphia archdiocese, who was also to play a key role orchestrating the huge outdoor Mass concluding Pope Francis' trip to the U.S. in September, is resigning his post over long-standing differences with Archbishop Charles Chaput. John Romeri, who has headed the archdiocesan liturgical music office for five years, said he will resign effective June 30 because "there are simply irreconcilable differences" with Chaput over the role and style of music at Mass. Romeri...
  • Pope Francis confirms he'll visit Philadelphia for world families meeting in September

    11/17/2014 3:37:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 17, 2014 | Associated Press
    ROME – Pope Francis is coming to the United States.
  • Chaput: clergy might stop signing marriage licenses as “principled resistance”

    10/27/2014 8:36:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    Patheos.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Archbishop Charles Chaput
    Chaput: clergy might stop signing marriage licenses as “principled resistance” October 21, 2014 by Deacon Greg KandraStrong words from the Archbishop of Philadelphia: Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput says he was “very disturbed” by the debate over church teachings on gays and remarried Catholics at this month’s Vatican summit, saying it sent a confusing message, and “confusion is of the devil.”  In a lecture delivered Monday evening in Manhattan, Chaput also suggested that in the wake of the rapid series of court decisions legalizing same-sex marriage in more than 30 states, Catholic priests might consider opting out of certifying civil marriages as...
  • Pope Francis clarifies Archbishop Chaput’s confusion

    10/25/2014 8:25:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mark Silk
    Yesterday, Pope Francis came out against the death penalty about as strongly as a pope can come out against anything. In a meeting with representatives of the International Association of Penal Law, he pretty much declared a crusade: “All Christians and people of good will are thus called today to struggle not only for abolition of the death penalty, whether it be legal or illegal and in all its forms, but also to improve prison conditions, out of respect for the human dignity of persons deprived of their liberty. And this, I connect with life imprisonment,” he said. “Life imprisonment...
  • Archbishop: 'The More That Gov't Mandates Evil Actions, The More Likely Civil Disobedience Becomes'

    02/16/2014 4:29:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 2/14/14 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    CNSNews.com) – Calling the Obama administration “the most tone deaf to religious liberty issues in recent memory,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput warned that religious freedom in the U.S. is “at risk,” and that “the more government mandates evil action, the more likely civil disobedience becomes.” Last February, Chaput urged his fellow prelates to take the “right action…whatever the cost” regarding the Health and Human Services’ contraceptive mandate, which requires nearly all insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act to pay for sterilization, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs. Due to “an unfriendly political class” and believers’ own apathy, Chaput told CNSNews.com, “government...
  • POPE FRANCIS AND THE CHAPUT SHOCKER

    02/10/2014 2:42:51 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | February 10, 2014 | THOMAS PETERS
    Barely two months ago the ecclesiastical news circuit was rocked with the revelation that Pope Francis had decided not to renew Cardinal Burke’s membership on the Congregation for Bishops.The New York Times, NPR, NBC and a host of other secular and Catholic news outlets went berserk, seeing in Pope Francis’ decision the promise of a radical reorientation of the curia.At the time, I proposed a counter-narrative: Pope Francis is not about to purge “conservatives” from the curia and we shouldn’t read too much into the Burke news.Well, my counter-narrative received a big boost last week.You shouldn’t feel bad, of course,...
  • Latino leaders urged to put the Gospel in action at their workplace

    09/05/2013 8:44:25 AM PDT · by haffast · 9 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | Aug. 28, 2013 | Doris Benavides and Maria Luisa Torres
    Los Angeles - Peter J. Coulchinsky arrived in the United States from Argentina in 1986 as a young man seeking a law degree. As his time in the U.S. lengthened, the more he decided he wanted to stay. There was just one problem: He had only a student visa. snip Chicago Cardinal Francis George told attendees the need for constant dialogue to accomplish its goals in life was imperative. He noted the need to counter the current "endemic anti-Catholicism" in the country. "We cannot be passive," the archbishop said. "The church calls us to be in the forefront of the...
  • Pope Francis is unsettling – and dividing – the Catholic right

    08/07/2013 2:13:17 PM PDT · by haffast · 57 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | Aug 6, 2013 | David Gibson
    (RNS) For more than three decades, the Vatican of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI operated on a version of the conservative maxim, “No enemies to the right.” While left-wing theologians were silenced and liberal-to-moderate bishops were shunted aside in favor of hard-liners, liturgical traditionalists and cultural conservatives were diligently courted and given direct access to the apostolic palace. But in a few short months, Pope Francis has upended that dynamic, alienating many on the Catholic right by refusing to play favorites and ignoring their preferred agenda items even as he stressed the kind of social justice issues that...
  • Catholic Caucus: Archbishop Chaput: Non-Catholic enthusiasm for Pope [Francis]

    07/24/2013 12:46:07 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jul 24, 2013 14:23 EST | by John-Henry Westen
    Full Title: Archbishop Chaput: Non-Catholic enthusiasm for Pope based on hope he’s unconcerned with moral issues RIO, July 24, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an interview with John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput noted the enthusiasm for Pope Francis coming from “alienated Catholics, non-Catholics and non-Christians,” even more than from the faithful. Asked for an explanation, the Archbishop said it is possible that these admirers “think they would prefer a church that wouldn't have strict norms and ideas about the moral life and about doctrine, and they somehow interpret the pope's openness and friendliness as being...
  • Philadelphia archdiocesan reports show huge financial deficits

    07/03/2013 3:46:20 PM PDT · by haffast · 3 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | July 03, 2013 | CWN
    The Philadelphia archdiocese has revealed that it faces $350 million in long-term debt, aggravated by annual budget deficits. Releasing audited financial statements for the first time, the archdiocese showed a $39.2 million deficit for the fiscal year ending in June 2012. Although that year’s financial reports included some special expenses, such as the costs of sex-abuse litigation, even without those expenses the budget showed a deficit of more than $17 million. The deficit for the most recent fiscal year was $6 million, reported Timothy O’Shaugnessy, who was appointed last year as the top financial officer for the archdiocese. The next...
  • Report documents eight decades of Capuchin province's poor handling of sex abuse

    06/18/2013 6:42:44 PM PDT · by haffast · 21 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Jun. 18, 2013 | Joshua J. McElwee
    For eight decades, leaders of a community of Catholic priests and brothers spanning 10 U.S. states acted inadequately in responding to sex abuse allegations and prioritized protecting accused abusers over their victims, concludes an audit released by the group Tuesday. The report, released by a province of Franciscan priests known as Capuchins, could raise questions of how communities of religious, which are not under direct control of bishops, are handling abuse allegations. It also addresses themes many critics of the U.S. church's response to sex abuse have raised since the issue made national headlines in 2002. The report says that...