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  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Chaput and Cardinal Cupich clash over Youth Synod

    09/28/2018 8:47:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 28, 2018 | Stephen Kokx
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, September 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput rejected criticism leveled against him by pro-gay Cardinal Blase Cupich over an anonymous critique of the Youth Synod working document that Chaput published on First Things last week. In a letter released today, Cardinal Cupich alleges that the anonymous critique “falsifies the truth,” displays “condescension toward the issues raised by the bishops’ conferences,” and represents a “woeful lack of understanding of magisterial teaching.” Chaput maintains the critique did none of those things and insists he supports it. In brief, the critique alleges that the Instrumentum Laboris being used for...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Chaput calls on pope to cancel conference on youth

    09/03/2018 4:05:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 9/1/18 | Jason Laughlin
    The child sex-abuse crisis engulfing the Catholic Church has prompted the archbishop of Philadelphia to ask Pope Francis to cancel a bishops' conference focusing on youth in the church scheduled to begin in a month.Archbishop Charles Chaput made the request by letter, a spokesman for the archdiocese confirmed Saturday, though he would not comment further. The Youth Synod, which would include bishops from around the world, has been in the works for two years and is focused on the theme "young people, the faith, and vocational discernment," according to the event's website. An international panel of youths are expected to...
  • Cath Cauc: US archbishop calls on Pope Francis to cancel Youth Synod in light of abuse crisis

    08/31/2018 11:19:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 31, 2018 | Maike HIckson
    August 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia told a conference that had met to discuss the “young people” of the Church that in light of the abuse crisis in the Catholic Church he had written to Pope Francis asking him to cancel the upcoming Youth Synod set to take place in Rome. “The bishops would have absolutely no credibility” in the upcoming Youth Synod, Chaput told the Cardinal’s Forum, an annual gathering to provide academic formation of seminarians and continuing education for lay people, yesterday. The synod's planned dates are set for October 3-28, 2018. The August...
  • Mrs. Don-o's Letter to Archbp Charles Chaput (Philadelphia): Speak Our Clearly, Pay Up Personally

    05/24/2018 3:00:53 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 37 replies
    Sensus Fidelium | May 25, 2018 | Mrs Don-o
    Archbishop Charles Chaput 222 North 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 Dear Archbishop Chaput, I just read your First Things essay "What Happens in Germany",which was forwarded to me by Fr. Thomas Weinandy. It certainly justified his recommendation: very clear, very much on-target, very important. Thank you for writing this. I have been on my parish RCIA teaching team for over 15 years, and I sincerely strive to “adhere with religious submission of will and intellect” to everything Christ authoritatively teaches through His Church. This is how I raised my sons, how I teach my students, and how I live my...
  • Catholic Archbishop Smacks SPLC for Falsely Labeling Alliance Defending Freedom a ‘Hate Group’

    08/25/2017 6:25:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 25, 2017 | 1:52 PM EDT | CNSNews.com Staff
    Roman Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia criticized the Southern Poverty Law Center for falsely labeling the Alliance Defending Freedom as a “hate group.” “When an organization like the Southern Poverty Law Center labels a mainstream religious liberty advocate like the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) as a ‘hate group’, it’s simply betraying its own bitter contempt for the people and convictions the ADF defends,” Chaput wrote in the his weekly column, which was posted on the website of the Archdiocese of Philadlephia. “So yes,” Chaput wrote, “hate has a home here alright: not just among white nationalists, immigrant-haters and neo-Nazis,...
  • Some personal thoughts on the months ahead

    08/16/2017 12:46:40 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    CatholicPhilly.com ^ | August 12, 2016 | Achbishop Charles Chaput, OFM, Cap.
    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...
  • Sympathy for the Devil

    06/12/2017 12:14:55 PM PDT · by Slyfox · 5 replies
    Catholic Philly ^ | June 12, 2017 | Archbishop Charles Chaput
    “Never forget, when you hear the progress of the Enlightenment being praised, that the devil’s cleverest ploy is to persuade you that he doesn’t exist.” — Charles Baudelaire Leszek Kolakowski was an unusual man of letters. A fierce critic of the Church as a young man, he was a leading Marxist philosopher in Poland until he asked too many awkward questions about Soviet life under Stalin and got exiled to the West. He went on to become a fan of John Paul II and one of the great scholars of the last century. Exactly 30 years ago, Kolakowski gave a...
  • 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...