Archbishop Charles Chaput
This morning, Archbishop Charles Chaput left most of the trappings of his church behind for a trip to the House of Corrections, in Northeast Philadelphia.
The Archbishop gave a clear message to the hundreds who attended the mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Sunday.
This week the Philadelphia archdiocese will stand at a crossroads of leadership. Charles Chaput is to be installed as the new Archbishop of Philadelphia replacing Cardinal Justin Rigali.
Philadelphia’s Catholic Church stands at a crossroads. Next Thursday, Archbishop Charles Chaput will be installed as the next leader of the region’s 1.4 million Roman Catholics, replacing Cardinal Justin Rigali.
Archbishop Chaput is a man of tremendous energy. At 66 years of age, he walks with a quick step, and his mind eagerly embraces complex issues.
It was a momentous week for the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Philadelphia with the departure of Cardinal Rigali and a man from the west replacing him.
Denver’s archbishop, Rev. Charles Chaput, will succeed Cardinal Justin Rigali as the next leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
While Philadelphia-area Catholics got their first glimpse of the new archbishop today inside the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, protesters outside brought a reminder of the ongoing investigation of child sex abuse by priests.
Archbishop Charles Chaput, a Native American, has a reputation as a conservative and a strong record on child protection.