He also answered a question about his favorite saints.“Saints Augustine and Francis of Assisi are my favorites,” he said. Francis of Assisi founded the Franciscan Order and I belong to them.
“Marriage teaching can be a challenge but it will never change,” he said.
“Divorced Catholics must get an annulment and proof of no marriage or be faithful to their spouse; for better or for worse.
Marriage is a sacrament and symbol of Christ’s love.” Another hot topic was gay marriage.
Beth Riordan’s data suggested Catholic young adults in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia really wanted to know more about their shepherd, Archbishop Charles Chaput, and some of the big issues he’s tackled since his 2011 installation.
So Riordan, who works in young adult ministry in the archdiocesan Office for Catechetical Formation, organized the “Chat with Chaput” event June 4 at the Field House, a bar in center city Philadelphia, for about 100 Catholic young adults.
After a performance of original songs and cover music by Catholic singer/songwriter Teresa Peterson, the archbishop began tackling questions that were submitted prior to the event. His life reflects mine in a certain way,” the archbishop said, encouraging everyone to read biographies of famous people.
One such was the book that had a profound impact on his life. “Read about people who are significant to your career.
Learn about what that person did and learn how you can be better.
It doesn’t have to always be a prolific figure,” he said.