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Chaput: There’s No Such Thing as an LGBTQ Catholic

Once again, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput is taking flak over his views on homosexuality. The National Catholic Register reports that during a Synod on Youth earlier this […]

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Pope Francis Tweet Prompts Flood of Reactions to Pa. Grand Jury Report

A tweet by Pope Francis on Tuesday, posted only hours before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released a highly disturbing grand jury investigation into widespread child sexual abuse […]


Philly Catholics Can Eat Meat on St. Patrick’s Day Friday

We are now in the season of Lent, one of the most solemn seasons on the liturgical calendar. The annual time of atonement is well […]

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Chaput: Media “Hostile” to Everything Trump Does

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput criticized mainstream media outlets for their coverage of President Donald Trump during a radio show on Monday. 

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OPINION: With All Due Respect, Archbishop, We Must Call Trump a Bigot

As a Philly Catholic, I read every one of Archbishop Charles Chaput’s weekly columns. I don’t do so in order to take issue with what […]

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Chaput Criticizes Clinton Campaign for “Anti-Catholic” Emails

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has criticized Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her campaign for what he called “anti-Catholic” emails released in a yet another WikiLeaks hack.

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Close Three Local Churches

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia will soon close three local churches, according to a Sunday announcement.

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Every Time the Pope Moves the Church Forward, Chaput Drags It Backward

Last week, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput released “Pastoral Guidelines for Implementing Amoris Laetitia,” regarding Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation issued in April. That profound and complex 263-page document affirmed “a renewed […]

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Catholic League Head: Mayor Kenney Is “Un-American”

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is a group dedicated to “defending the right of the Church to promote its teachings with as […]

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Kenney: It’s “Not Christian” for Chaput to Deny Communion to Gay Couples

The Archbishop of Philadelphia isn’t acting very Christian-like — according to Mayor Jim Kenney, at least. This month, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput released a set […]

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Chaput: Unwed and Gay Couples Shouldn’t Receive Communion

Archbishop Charles Chaput released a set of rules Friday that prohibit unmarried couples who live together and gay couples from receiving communion. The restrictions also ask that divorced […]

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Chaput to Officiate at Mother Angelica Funeral

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput will be the principal celebrant at the funeral of Mother Angelica, the longtime star — and founder — of EWTN, the […]

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You Can Own the Pope’s Philly Fiat

Pope Francis’ four-door Fiat was the subject of much talk when he visited Philadelphia in September — stylish, yet small and environmentally friendly, the little […]

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Chaput: More Big Families, Please

The huge Catholic family is something of a cliché — and these days something of a thing of the past: A reported 98 percent of […]

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8 Takeaways From Pope Francis’s Moving Mass at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul

Pope Francis just finished saying Mass for a couple thousand people at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Center City. The event […]