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Homily: Episcopal Ordination of Fernando Isern, the new bishop of Pueblo, CO
Dec. 10, 2009 - Archbishop ordained the Most Reverend Fernando Isern the new Bishop of Pueblo, Colorado (read full transcript of homily)
Archbishop addresses Phoenix Catholic Physicians' Guild
Oct. 16, 2009 - Archbishop Chaput addressed the Phoenix Catholic Physicians' Guild on Friday night. His remarks nominated medical professionals as key figures in the fight for a culture of life, making special note of the plight of children with disabilities, and the families who love and support them. (read more).
Envoy of the Year Acceptance Remarks
Oct. 8, 2009 - Archbishop Chaput accepted the Envoy of the Year Award during an awards banquet in Belmont, North Carolina. His acceptance remarks praised Belmont Abbey College for standing up for its “right to be Catholic,” and encouraged others to follow suit. (read more)
Public Life and the Lay Vocation
Sept. 26, 2009 (Mexico City) - A symposium entitled: "Voices: The Lay State and Religious Liberty" gathered religious liberty experts from throughout North America to analyze this fundamental human right as defined in international human rights law. Archbishop was unable to attend the symposium, but his spokesperson Luis Soto delivered the following remarks. The Voices Symposium was organized by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Mexico and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. (read more)
Faith & The Environment: Opening Remarks at Creatio Conference
Aug. 17, 2009 (Saint Malo Retreat Center, Allenspark, CO)- Archbishop Chaput offered these opening remarks for the Creatio conference on Faith and the Environment. Chaput remarks on how Catholics should think about growing environmental concerns. (read more)
Catholics and the "Fourth Estate"
Aug. 12, 2009 (Legatus Group, Florida) - When it comes to media consumption, Archbishop Chaput warns that we should watch what we eat.
Catholics and the "Fourth Estate"
July 8, 2009 (Legatus Group, Colorado Springs) - In light of President Obama's upcoming visit to the Vatican, Archbishop Chaput invited Catholics to take in the resulting media coverage, and by extension, media coverage of the Catholic Church in general, with a watchful eye and discerning ear. (read more)
Keynote address: National Catholic Bible Conference
June 26, 2009 - The full text of Archbishop Chaput's keynote address at the 2009 National Bible Conference at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Centennial, Colo.
Archbishop Chaput offers remarks at immigration forum in Northglenn
June 13, 2009 – On Saturday, June 13, Archbishop Chaput joined Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) and other religious and civil leaders in a forum that discussed the complicated issues surrounding comprehensive immigration reform. At the event, held at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish center in Northglenn, Colo., Archbishop Chaput offered these opening remarks. Click here to read them in full.
Arzobispo Chaput habla en el foro sobre inmigración en Northglenn
13 de junio de 2009 – El sábado 13 de junio, el Arzobispo Chaput tomó parte, junto a los congresistas Jared Polis (D-CO) y Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL), y a otros líderes religiosos y civíles, en un foro donde se discutieron los complicados problemas que rodean a una reforma migratoria integral. En el evento, llevado a cabo en el centro parroquial de la parroquia Immaculate Heart of Mary en Northglen, Colo., el Arzobispo Chaput ofreció las siguientes palabras de apertura: Entre aquí para leer la presentación completa.
Canterbury Award Acceptance Remarks
May 7, 2009 (Becket Fund for Religious Liberty) - Every year, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty awards the Canterbury Medal to the person who has "most resolutely refused to render to Caesar that which is God's." Archbishop Chaput accepted this honor in 2009 (read more).
Thoughts on the Mission of Paul
May 7, 2009 (American Bible Society) - Archbishop Chaput considers the question: "What lessons can we learn from Paul about our own mission as Christians in today's society?" (Read more)
New Life in Christ: What it looks like, what it demands
April 30, 2009 (Edmonton, Canada)
Archbishop argues for support of SB 170
March 26, 2009 - Colorado is just one of three states, along with Arizona and Georgia, that explicitly bars in-state tuition for resident, undocumented students. Archbishop Chaput argues that "as a matter of justice and common sense, this needs to change." He urges Catholices to consider supporting Senate Bill 170. (read more)
Evangelizing the Culture - Lessons from November, lessons from St. Paul
March 21, 2009 (Detroit, MI) - Archbishop delivered the following address during the Year of St. Paul Conference at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. He comments on the recent 2008 presidential elections, and highlights the many parallels between the culture of today and the cultural trends that Saint Paul experienced throughout his missions. (read more)
Address to Pew Forum of Religion & Public Life
March 17, 2009 - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput addressed prominent journalists, beginning with a discussion of media coverage of the Catholic Church, and then continued with reflections on the political obligations of Catholics. (read more)
Question & Answer Session at Pew Forum of Religion & Public Life
March 17, 2009 - Following his formal remarks to the Pew Forum, Archbishop participated in a lengthy Q&A session with the attending journalists. The questions and answers were the primary subject of media coverage of the event. The Archdiocese of Denver strongly urges readers to consider reading the original transcript along with subsequent coverage to ensure accurate reporting. (read more, as posted on the Pew Forum's Web site)
Giving the nation the best we have
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
March 9, 2009 - Archbishop addresses Catholic cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, telling them the military profession is “honorable” and urging them to become virtuous leaders who serve their country best by serving God first.
What happens in Connecticut matters here
Web statement, Denver, CO
March 9, 2009 - In a special web statement, Archbishop Chaput urges Colorado Catholics to help Catholic community in Connecticut fight anti-Catholic bigotry. In early March 2009, two Connecticut lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 1098 that would order the Catholic community to rewrite its governance structures. The bill aims to effectively strip bishops and pastors of their authority to govern parishes...(read more)
Character & Circumstance
Feb. 24, 2009 - Archbishop Chaput delivered the following lecture to a large gathering of Catholic Business Leaders and public officials at St. Paul’s Basilica in downtown Toronto.
Rendering unto Caesar: The Catholic political vocation
Feb. 23, 2009 - Archbishop Chaput delivered the following lecture to a standing-room only audience in St. Basil’s Collegiate Church on the campus of the University of Toronto.
"Building and promoting a Culture of Life: an American view"
Human Life International, Ireland
Feb. 8, 2009 - Archbishop Chaput offers the Irish pro-life movement a list of "dos" and "don'ts," developed in response to the American pro-life movement. He offers these pastoral guidelines to anyone before strategizing future action towards protection of the unborn.
"Render unto Caesar: personal faith and public duty"
John Paul II Society, Ireland
Feb. 7, 2009 - Archbishop Chaput brings his message of informed Catholic Christian conscience, and its importance within political and public arena, to the Catholic community of Ireland.
An interview with Archbishop Chaput about Theology of the Body
Feb. 7, 2009 - Damian Polly interviews Archbishop Charles Chaput about his experience with the teaching of Pope John Paull II's 'Theology of The Body." The interview was recorded during his visit to Ireland in February 2009, where he was main speaker at the "Render Unto Caesar" conference on Faith, Politics and Education, which was organised by the JPII Society and held in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon.
Catholic identity in the American public square:
Better citizens, more faithful Catholics
New Orleans, LA
January 11, 2009 - Archbishop offers ten basic yet helpful principles to guide Catholics in their political action.
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