From Kansas to Philadelphia, Archbishop Chaput
Archbishop Chaput in Denver, 1 Week Before Announcementposted on: 3rd February 2012
DENVER, COLORADO — What an honor it was to sit down with Archbishop Chaput, now the Archbishop of Philadelphia. Although he is deeply missed by the people in the Archdiocese of Denver, we trust in God’s plan as he continues to shepherd the Church on the East Coast. Little did we know, that when we recorded Archbishop’s story, one week later he would be named the Archbishop of Philadelphia. God knew it was time for us to sit down for a story.
During this story, we hear about some of Archbishop’s fondest memories growing up in Kansas. One of his most memorable Catholic memories from his hometown in Concordia, was watching many religious sisters take their final vows with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia. In fact, he had two aunts who were religious sisters in the community. Groups of young women would come to the altar, dressed as brides, and then process in to the church in their full habits, a sign of their marriage to Christ and His Church. That story, along with his ancestry are topics of this video. Many people may not know that Archbishop Chaput was the first American Indian to be named an Archbishop within the Catholic Church in the United States; a community of people that he wishes he could visit more often in Kansas. And to conclude this initial story with Archbishop, he reflects on the life of St Francis, and how his actions and words are a guiding example for his vocation as the shepherd of a major metropolitan city, Philadelphia.
To learn more about Archbishop Chaput, and to read his articles from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, click on the ‘Catholic Philly’ logo to the right, or go directly to his archived writings since his installment by clicking on his picture to the left. With the recent actions of our federal government on the HHS Mandate, Catholics across America shall raise their heart and minds in prayer for the leaders of the Catholic Church in America, our beloved bishops, as they surely will undergo immense persecution in the coming months. The successors to the Apostles need our prayers now more than ever. ‘What God has begun in us, let Him bring to fulfillment.’ Perhaps this is a time to bring forth the St. Michael the Archangel prayer for our bishops. As one we say, St. Michael the Archangel…
Readings for 3rd February 2012
First: Sirach 47:2-11
Responsorial: Psalm 18:31, 47 And 50, 51
Gospel: Mark 6:14-29
Rosary: Sorrowful Mysteries
1. The Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. The Crowning of Thorns
4. The Way of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion and Death