When it comes to people Christians should try to emulate, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput puts Samwise “Sam” Gamgee (a companion to protagonist Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings) at the top of the list.
Proclaiming his successor as “exactly the man our church needs,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput introduced Bishop Nelson J. Perez, whom Pope Francis named as the next archbishop of Philadelphia, at a Jan. 23 news conference in Philadelphia.
Pope Francis has tapped Bishop Nelson Perez to be the new Archbishop of Philadelphia, replacing retiring Archbishop Charles Chaput with a native priest of the archdiocese.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said the city’s plan to create a safe drug injection site now that it has the legal go-ahead to do so “is simply the latest dose of despair offered by a confused and suffering culture.”
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September, 2015 will serve as a forum for debating issues on the agenda for the world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican the following month, said the two archbishops responsible for planning the Philadelphia event.
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – Twenty-four parishes will merge into 10 as a result of the latest wave of parish consolidations in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s parish planning initiative. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput accepted the recommendations for the mergers from the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Committee. The mergers, in which the parishes will form new, consolidated parishes with […]
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – Dr. Kermit Gosnell may have been convicted May 13 of murder at his Philadelphia abortion clinic, but “nothing can bring back the innocent children he killed, or make up for the vulnerable women he exploited,” said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput. And, he added, “the repugnance of his clinic conditions” must be remembered. […]
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – All four Philadelphia archdiocesan Catholic high schools that were recommended for closure will remain open, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said to a round of applause from those gathered at a news conference Feb 24. At the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in Philadelphia, where he was joined by leading state legislative leaders and local […]