Archbishop Chaput Among Signatories on New Joint Statement on Religious Liberty

Archbishop Charles Chaput, archbishop of Philadelphia, was among five signatories on a new statement on religious liberty, published today by Public Discourse, the online publication of the Witherspoon Institute.Noting that there has been a great deal of mistruth over the past several days surrounding legal efforts to protect religious freedom in Indiana, Archbishop Chaput joined with other religious and moral leaders to urge Americans to remember the moral roots of their constitutional … [Read more...]

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“Love Is Our Mission”: Theme Is Announced for World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia

Archbishop Charles Chaput was a gracious tour guide on Tuesday, showing off his adopted city of Philadelphia to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family.Archbishop Paglia and a team of Vatican officials were in town to begin preparations for the week-long World Meeting of Families, planned for September 2015 in Philadelphia.Tuesday's guided tour included a stop for the delegation at the Liberty Bell and at Independence Hall, accompanied by … [Read more...]

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World Meeting of Families Is Announced in Rome–and Philly Delegation Was There

A month ago, I told you that the World Meeting for Families would bring people from around the world to Philadelphia in September 2015.And two weeks ago, I told you that the Holy Father had been invited to address a joint session of Congress during his expected U.S. trip.I added that Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput would lead a delegation to Rome from Philadelphia, including Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.  The group will meet personally w … [Read more...]

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