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Biography and Curriculum Vitae of
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., D.D.
Archbishop-designate of Philadelphia
MOST REVEREND CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M. Cap., D.D.
September 26, 1944, Concordia, KS
B.A. – Philosophy, St. Fidelis College, Herman, PA, 1967
Joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, St. Augustine Province, 1965
Instructor in Theology and Spiritual Director, St. Fidelis College Seminary, Herman, PA, 1971-1974.
Executive Secretary and Director of Communications, Capuchin Province of St. Augustine, Pittsburgh, PA, 1974-1977.
Vicar Provincial, Capuchin Province of Mid-America, 1977-1983.
Pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Thornton, CO, 1977-1980.
Provincial Secretary and Treasurer, Capuchin Province of Mid-America, Kansas City, MO, 1980-1983.
Director of Postulants and Vocation Director, Capuchin Province of Mid-America, 1981-1983.
Provincial Minister/Chief Executive Officer, Capuchin Province of Mid-America, Denver, CO, 1983-1986; re-elected to a second three-year term,
Appointed Bishop of Rapid City, SD, April 11, 1988; Episcopal ordination,
Appointed Archbishop of Denver, CO, February 18, 1997; installation,
Appointed Archbishop of Philadelphia, PA, July 19, 2011, to be installed, September 8, 2011.
Current Boards and Committees:
Chairman: USCCB Subcommittee on Native American Catholics, 1992-Present; Chair, January 2005-
Member: USCCB Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, 2007-
Member: USCCB Task Force for Health Care, 2008-
Consultant: USCCB Committee for Pro-Life Activities, 2008-
Member: Board of Directors, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), 1995-
Member: Advisory Board, Society of Catholic Social Scientists, 1995-
Chancellor: Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary, Denver, CO, 1998-
Chancellor: St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver, CO, 1999-
Member: Board of Directors, The Catholic Foundation of Northern Colorado, 1998-
Member: Board of Directors, Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), 2001-
Member: Advisory Board, Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women (ENDOW), 2003-
Member: Board of Directors, World Youth Alliance International (Ecclesiastical Liaison), 2010-
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