(RNS) The priest said he had never intended to make his sexual orientation an issue or to advocate for gay Catholics. But he said he has decided to welcome the opportunity that the crisis presented him.
Articles tagged “Archbishop Charles Chaput”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Philadelphia archbishop said, “People who have experienced same-sex attraction” will be welcome at September event for families but it will not be open to supporting gay families.
(RNS) The head of liturgical music for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, who was also to play a key role planning the huge outdoor Mass concluding Pope Francis’ trip to the U.S. in September, is resigning his post over differences with Archbishop Charles Chaput over musical style.
Many say it’s time for clergy to quit saying “By the power vested in me by the state … ” during a church wedding.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “We want to focus next year not just on the neuralgic sexual issues that seem to dominate the American media,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said.
(RNS) The nation’s Catholic bishops have chosen a mixed slate of delegates for next year’s high-level Vatican summit on the family, including outspoken culture warriors viewed by many observers as out of step with Pope Francis’ priorities.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Cardinal Walter Kasper, known as “the pope’s theologian,” says critics shouldn’t fear Pope Francis’ focus on mercy.
NEW YORK (RNS) “I was very disturbed by what happened” at the Vatican’s family synod, Archbishop Charles Chaput said. “I think confusion is of the devil, and I think the public image that came across was one of confusion.”
(RNS) “Pope Francis has told me that he is coming,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said Thursday before delivering a homily at a Mass in Fargo, N.D.