I was over at Archbishop Carlson’s residence last week for a little meeting, and he pointed out what an excellent homily Archbishop Chaput gave on his installation as bishop for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. I respect Archbishop Chaput quite a bit, so I figured I’d go and check it out. Wow! He hit the nail on the head, both in acknowledging the difficulty that the Archdiocese (and the Church as a whole, really) is undergoing, but also in calling the Church to unity with Christ in order to overcome these challenges. This is an important reminder to me, and to all of us, that we cannot afford to be little islands in our dioceses, but that we should always remain in union with our bishop to continue the mission of Christ in the world.
Here is the homily in video form, and it’s about fifteen minutes, so grab some lunch and check it out!
If you don’t have the time to watch the whole video, here is the link to the text. Enjoy!