(RNS) “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.”

– Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, accepting an award from a local Catholic philanthropic group, describing the challenges of running a cash-strapped and scandal-scarred archdiocese. He was quoted by The Catholic Standard and Times.

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