Philadelphia Archbishop: I Hate My Job


It was a marquee event with an A-list guest list, and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput was the guest of honor. But upon receiving his 2013 Sourin Award last week, Chaput could have been in better spirits.

Although he is happy to be Philadelphia’s Archbishop, he said his answer as to how he has enjoyed the past 19 months is, “I haven’t liked it at all.” ”Quite honestly, “It has been an awful time.”

Shuttered schools and parishes, declining attendance, a general malaise in the Catholic Church. Add it all up, and Chaput seems a bit depressed. Read more of his doom and gloom here. “I hope that when I turn 75 and the Pope says it is time to retire and get out of here you will have a reason to give me an award. You don’t have any yet.” [Catholic Philly]