Neumann and Chaput

Writes Fr Dwight Longenecker (and I was thinking something similar yesterday): I believe St John Neumann was not a large man. Physically short and frail, he was nevertheless a terrier of a bishop–tireless and fervent in all that he attempted. Read more about him here and here. What a dynamo! Serving the poor, establishing parishes,…

Archbishop Charles Chaput Installed in Philadelphia

Philly.com reports: To the accompaniment of prayer, a pealing pipe organ, applause, and laughter, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput was installed Thursday as the new head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. “This is a big job,” he told the throng of 1,700 crowded into the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. Without mentioning the…

Archbishop Charles Chaput to Lead Philadelphia Archdiocese Amid Abuse Scandal

Vatican News: Pope Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Charles Chaput to succeed Cardinal Justin Rigali as Archbishop of Philadelphia on Tuesday. Until the new appointment, Archbishop Chaput had been the head of the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado. The 66 year-old Archbishop Chaput is part Native American and the first Native American U.S. archbishop. He entered the Capuchin Order of…