Analysis: The pastoral approach of Archbishop Charles Chaput
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 12, 2019 / 03:50 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Charles Chaput is not a cardinal. He has never been an officer at the U.S. bishops’ conference. He has never lived in Rome, and, in an international Church, he is not a polyglot.
Chaput’s resume is not typical of most influential figures in the Church’s hierarchy.
But when Chaput turns 75 and submits his resignation to Pope Francis next month, both his admirers and his fiercest critics will likely agree that the archbishop’s 31 years as a diocesan bishop have shaped, in significant ways, the voice of the Church in the U.S.