New on the site today is an article by Charles J. Chaput, the newly designated leader of Philadelphia’s Catholics. If you haven’t seen it already, you can read it here. It’s a follow-up to an article last week on the same topic, which you can find here.
I’ve spent much of the day reading through Chaput’s contributions to the magazine. They are pieces animated by love and loyalty, the pastoral concern of a bishop and the patriotic commitment of a faithful citizen. Here’s a sampling:
The American Experience of Religious Liberty, March 2011
Misunderstanding Benedict XVI, November 2010
Catholics and the Next America, September 2010
Health Care Reform and ‘Catholic’ Witness, March 2010
St. Paul in the Public Square, July 2009
When I Campaigned for Bobby Kennedy, June 2008
The Role of the Priest in the Public Square, April 2008
Education and Our Witness to Christ, September 2007
Conscience, Courage, and Down Syndrome, September 2007
Suing the Church, May 2006
You should also look at Chaput’s excellent articles at Public Discourse and his interview with R.R. Reno from October 2009. All in all, a wealth of insight from one of the Church’s most inspiring pastors. There’s much here to read and study as we celebrate this happy news.