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Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

 

 

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Writings and Addresses



Archbishop discusses faith in the public square at the City Club of Denver, March 1 , 2005


Archbishop's Award Comments, National Right to Life Educational Trust Dinner
April 20, 2005


Be reconciled to God A catechesis for participants of World Youth Day 2002 (Toronto, Canada, 7/26/02)


Bearing Witness (06/08/05)


Bishops Be not afraid: the bishop as a messenger of hope (Lay Witness Magazine, 1/99)


Catholic Charities USA; Homily at Red Rocks  September, 2004


Catholic Education Forming disciples for the new millennium (Mile Hi Congress, 2/24/99)


Catholic Health Care The Church and the role of the Catholic health-care provider (Partners Circle Dinner, St. Anthony Health Foundation, Denver, Colorado, 11/9/00)


Catholic Teaching That others may hear and believe (Mile Hi Congress, 2/27/98)



Chastity Archbishop's address to 962:Pure, a gathering of 2,000 young adults in Colorado Springs to promote abstinence (2/09/03)


Chrism Mass Homily Priesthood requires courage, willingness to love (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 3/26/02)


Chrism Mass The Spirit of the Lord is upon me (Chrism Mass homily, April 7, 1998)


Citizenship, community and public life An address to Colorado Legatus at the John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization (1/09/03)


Come to me: Be with me Relationships have consequences (Atlanta Corpus Christi congress, 6/16/01)


Complacency Is the Enemy of Faith" A pastoral letter to the faithful of his archdiocese. (December 8, 2011)


Cordoba Session 5  (06/09/05)


Culture of Life A Culture of Life from a Culture of Truth (Bishops Pastoral Plan for Prolife Activities: Convention 2000, Lincoln, Nebraska, 10/27/00)


Defend Life  Live the "Gospel of Life" in your own families, and defend life in all its stages (Letter read at Masses on 28th anniversary weekend of Roe v. Wade, 1/20-21/01)


Divided Hearts: Americans, Religion and National Policy Remarks by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap Religious Institutions Law Day October 7, 2004


Emmanuel: "God with Us" A catechesis offered to youth during World Youth Day in Rome. (Rome, 8/16/00)


Eucharistic Congress homily The homily from the Eucharistic Congress, "I am with you always, to the close of the age." (University of Denver, 9/17/00)


Eucharistic Congress welcome The opening remarks from the Eucharistic Congress, "I am with you always, to the close of the age." (University of Denver, 9/17/00)


Eugenics to Euthanasia (Archbishop Charles J. Chaput)


Evangelization First preach by the way you live (Synod of Bishops for America, Nov. 16-Dec. 12, 1997)


Evangelization Speaking the truth in love (Steubenville, 7/9/99)


Faith and Patriotism New York Times article October 22, 2004  


Fatherhood The importance of fathers in our search for God (Diocese of Cheyenne, 5/1/99)


Feasts of Sts. Joachim and Ann Homily A homily during World Youth Day 2002 (Toronto, Canada, 7/26/02)


First Freedom: Religious liberty as the foundation of human liberty, The

October 15, 2010


God in the Marketplace Why and Where He belongs (Address to the Rotary Club in Denver, 2/05/01)


Humanae Vitae: The First 35 Years Address at archdiocesan conference "Humanae Vitae 35 Years Later" (7/26/03)


Jewish-Catholic relations Repentence and reconciliation among Catholics and Jews (Address to adult education group, Temple Sinai, 1/23/01)


'Joy is the message of the Great Jubilee' A homily from Mass at Church of the Good Shepherd in Rome during World Youth Day (Rome, 8/16/00)


Jubilee Lecture An excerpt from the final talk, "Lord and Giver of Life," given during the Pentecost 2000 event, in the Back to the Basics Jubilee Lecture Series (John Paul II Center, 6/11/00)


Jubilee Lecture A second excerpt from the final talk, given during the Pentecost 2000 event, in the Back to the Basics Jubilee Lecture Series (John Paul II Center, 6/11/00)


Jubilee Lecture A third excerpt from the final talk, given during the Pentecost 2000 event, in the Back to the Basics Jubilee Lecture Series (John Paul II Center, 6/11/00)


Jubilee Lecture An excerpt from the first talk, "Becoming a Christian," in the Back to the Basics Jubilee Lecture Series (9/1/99)


Jubilee Lecture An excerpt from the fourth talk, "Participating in the Community," in the Back to the Basics Jubilee Lecture Series (John Paul II Center, 12/8/99)


Jubilee Lecture An excerpt from the third talk, "Growing in Christ," in the Back to the Basics Jubilee Lecture Series (John Paul II Center, 11/10/99)


Jubilee Year ends:  At the end of the Great Jubilee Year, Christ asks us to follow Him (Homily at concluding Mass of Jubilee Year, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1/5/01)


Justice, Mercy and Capital Punishment


Life in the Late Republic: The Catholic role in America after virtue.

Address to the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Sept. 26, 2010.


Mater et Magistra Who the Church is, and why she teaches with authority (2002 Catechetical Conference, Holiday Inn-DIA, 2/23/02)


Media Violence These things shape the soul (Senate Commerce Committee, 5/4/99)


Modern sins of pride The lie of the serpent is with us in the promises of cloning (Homily at Legatus national convention, Naples, Fla., 2/09/01)


National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (05/20/05)


Our labor in the Lord is not in vain An address to Emmaus Ministries, which helps men involved in sexual exploitation (Chicago, 11/08/02)


Palm Sunday Homily Sex abuse scandal reminds us that sin is real within, outside of Church (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 3/23/02)


Political Scandal Private character and public leaders (St. Thomas More Society Red Mass, Dallas, 10/28/98)


Prayer Life  The spiritual lives of bishops (Lay Witness magazine 12/99)


Renewing our public lives. An address to the Denver Rotary Club on citizenship (Denver Athletic Club, 10/10/02


Religion, Journalism, and the New American Orthodoxy, An address delivered before the Religion News Writers Association. September 24, 2010.


Respect Life Mass Homily Archbishop's homily at Respect Life Mass commemorating 30 years of legalized abortion (1/18/03) Listen using Windows Media or QuickTime


Scripture Conference 2000 Dei Verbum 35 years later; understanding the Word of God (Hilton Denver Tech Center South, 10/20/00)


Seminary Dedication Our Lady of the New Advent Institute, St. John Vianney Seminary, exist to convert hearts, minds (9/15/99)


Science and Faith Alpha and Omega: reconciling science and faith (Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, 9/24/98)


Silence of the Faithful  Rocky Mountain News article October 22, 2004


St. Francis and Church reform Archbishop's address at Franciscan University of Steubenville (4/02/03)  


Suing the Church (Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.)

First Things - May 2006)


Technology Deus ex machina: how to think about technology (Crisis Magazine, 10/98)


Technology Fools with tools are still fools (Nuntium, the journal of the Pontifical Lateran University, June 1998)


The Church as Bearer of Wisdom Knowledge and wisdom are not the same thing (Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis., 2/16/01)


"The council, the Church and the vocation of bishops" (09/27/05)


The Eucharist Source and Summit of All Activity of the Church (Archdiocesan Liturgy Conference (9/17/99)


The Family A community of life and love ("Dare to Dream" Catholic family gathering, Melbourne, Australia, 4/29/00)


The Family A sanctuary of love ("The Christian Family as a Sanctuary of Love," Vancouver, British Columbia, 11/12/99)


The Family's Role in the Development of Society Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Familiaris Consortio (USCCB Committee on Marriage and Family Life and Committee for Pro-Life Activities symposium, 8/17/01)


The Fruits of Jubilee Care for the seeds sown in the Great Jubilee Year (Closing comments at concluding Mass of Jubilee Year, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1/5/01)


The King's Good Servant - Living the Faith in the Church and in the World Regis University, September 30, 2004


The King's Good Servant: Some Thoughts at a Crossroad Crisis Magazine article
October 26, 2004


The Lustiger Legacy in Denver, March 4, 2011


The New York Times Interview with Denver’s Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., on issues surrounding this year’s national elections. October 6, 2004. A transcript of the full interview appears below. Readers are invited to compare the published New York Times story and the actual interview transcript.


The role of women in building a culture of life Address to the Catholic Daughters of the
Americas Endowed Chair at the Catholic University of America
(10/19/03)


Thoughts on a New Knighthood

Archbishop Chaput delivered the following remarks to Catholic cadets at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010.


Vocations Renewing God's House (Columbia magazine, May 2000)


Votive Mass Homily A homily during World Youth Day 2002 (Toronto, Canada, 7/24/02)


You are the salt of the earth A catechesis for participants of World Youth Day 2002 (Toronto, Canada, 7/24/02)


You shall be my witnessess At the biannual convocation of priests of the Joliet Diocese, Archbishop Chaput offered his thoughts on renewing the priesthood. (10/07/03)


Wisdom in America Wisdom begins with understanding the right questions to ask (St. Thomas Aquinas College 30th Anniversary Dinner, 9/29/01)



Reflections and Statements

 


Abuse Policy Vatican involvement in misconduct policy revisions welcome (10/23/02)


Appointment of Bishop Sheridan  Archbishop Chaput's comments on the appointment of Bishop Michael Sheridan as coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Colorado Springs (12/4/01)


Archbishop Chaput spoke at "Stand Up for Marriage" Rally(02/20/04)


Archbishop-elect O'Malley Boston is getting a man of who "values simplicity, fidelity, conversion and reform -- real reform in the spirit of St. Francis" (7/01/03)


Are we blind to the reality of the Gospel? The final in a three-part series from the archbishop's address at "Pentecost 2000" June 11 at the John Paul II Center. (7/12/2000)


At what price, salvation? Archbishop Charles Chaput's homily at the Votive Mass of the Eucharist at the Eucharistic Congress will run as a series in the Register. (9/20/2000)


Bishop Hanifen retires  A joint statement on the retirement of Colorado Springs' first bishop (1/30/03)


Cardinal Law Statement on resignation of archbishop of Boston (12/13/02)


Cardinal O'Connor Reflections on the passing of New York Cardinal John O'Connor (May 3, 2000)


Catholic-Orthodox dialogue Joint statement with Greek Orthodox Hierarch Metropolitan Isaiah on Emmitsburg ecumenical meeting (July 5, 2000)


Choosing Life:  A Joint Pastoral Statement on Violence with Oklahoma City Archbishop Eusebius Beltran (April 19, 2000)


Christians have sacred responsibility The second in a three-part series based on the archbishop's reflection during Pentecost 2000 at the John Paul II Center. (6/28/2000)


Christmas Message Archbishop Chaput and Bishop Gomez reflect on Christmas hope (12/25/02)


“Christmas under Siege around the World” Religious Freedom Panel Remarks
Washington, DC (12/14/05)


Colorado wildfires Statement on catastrophic wildfires and droughts (June 16, 2000)


Day of Prayer and Fasting Holy Father's call for fasting on Dec. 14 wonderful response to terror of our times (12/05/01)


Death Penalty Archbishop Chaput and Bishop Gomez reflect on jury sentencing (7/09/02)


Denver Bishops Letter on John Jay Study and local impact (02/25/04)


Easter letter from Archbishop Life in Christ is a call to 'heroic, self-sacrificing love' (4/11/01)


'Easy Christianity' is the enemy of the Church The second installment of Archbishop Chaput's homily at the Votive Mass during the archdiocesan Eucharistic Congress, Sept. 17 at Magness Arena at the University of Denver.


Election 2002 Wall of separation can never exist between faith, civic choices (11/02/02)


Embryonic stem cell research Comments on President George W. Bush's decision to allow funding for limited embryonic stem cell research (8/10/01)


Ethics must guide scientific advances Christians called to speak out against the misuse of creation Archbishop Chaput delivered the following homily to Catholic business leaders and their families attending the Legatus Convention in Naples, Fla., on Feb. 9. (2/21/01)


God's Word leads us to fulfillment The second in a series of columns from Archbishop Chaput's address on "Dei Verbum" during the archdiocesan Scripture Conference, Oct. 20-21, in Denver. (11/29/2000)


Introduce a friend to our loving God  The final in a series of columns from Archbishop Chaput's address on "Dei Verbum" during the archdiocesan Scripture Conference, Oct. 20-21, in Denver. (12/13/2000)


Lenten Message Archbishop Chaput and Bishop Gomez reflect on the prospect of war this Ash Wednesday (3/05/03)


Letter to the faithful on the "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People"(01/04/04)


Lovers of Jesus desire to spend time with Him (Not currently available) The third in a series of columns from Archbishop Chaput's address on "Dei Verbum" during the archdiocesan Scripture Conference, Oct. 20-21, in Denver. (12/6/2000)


Military response in Afghanistan  Commitment to peace and justice must guide country in response to terrorism (10/8/01)


New state voucher program "Colorado bishops release statement supporting new state voucher program" (11/12/03)


Open Letter on Abuse Local bishops and USCCB president address sex-abuse scandal (5/01/02)


Partial-Birth Abortion "Statement on President George W. Bush's Signing of the Ban on Partial-Birth Abortion Into Law."(11/05/03)


Partial-birth Abortion  Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of partial-birth abortion (June 28, 2000)


Protesting religious sisters "I hope that their July 25 sentencing will reflect common sense and take into account the good intentions of the sisters.”  (7/18/03)


Rector appointment Remarks on the appointment of Father Michael G. Glenn as rector of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary (7/24/01)


Respect Life Sunday In aftermath of attack, unheralded heroes show us value of life at every stage (10/03/01)


'Restore the sanctity of human life' (Not currently available) Archbishop Chaput issued the following statement on June 28 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the Nebraska ban on partial birth abortion. (7/5/2000)


Rifle tragedy  Archbishop Chaput and Bishop Gomez's letter to Rifle community following July 4 shooting (7/5/01)


Right to life comes first Bishops reflect on Respect Life efforts (10/09/02)


September 11 Anniversary Archbishop Chaput and Bishop Gomez reflect on 9/11 a year later (9/11/02)


Sentencing of sisters "Part of the public witness of civil disobedience is accepting the consequences, even when those consequences are difficult." (7/25/03)


Statement by Archbishop Chaput on Pope Benedict XVI (04/19/05)


Statement by Archbishop Chaput on Pope John Paul II (04/02/05)



Statement from Archbishop Charles J. Chaput and Auxiliary Bishop Jose H. Gomez on 'Charter' audit report (01/06/04)


Terrorist attack Statement from Archbishop Chaput and Bishop José H. Gomez on terrorist attacks in United States (9/11/01)


The Day of Faith and Hope for Christians: A pastoral statement from the bishops of the Province of Denver on the observance of the Solemnity of the Ascension (February 9, 2000)


Turning Away from Violence An appeal by the bishops of Colorado to end the death penalthy (5/10/01)


U.S. cardinals address scandal  Archbishop Chaput's comments following a meeting of U.S. cardinals at the Vatican to address the clergy sex abuse scandal (4/24/02)


Vatican II urges faithful to read the Bible The first in a series of columns from Archbishop Chaput's address on "Dei Verbum" during the archdiocesan Scripture Conference, Oct. 20-21, in Denver. (11/22/2000)


What we choose becomes who we are A statement on the execution of Timothy McVeigh (6/11/01)


 

 

 

 

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