Archbishop Chaput to priests: defend marriage as often as you can

In a presentation to the 3rd National Assembly of Filipino Priests – USA, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said priests must uphold the lifelong covenant of marriage as “a message of liberation, even when it’s difficult.” Jesus’ words about the indissolubility of marriage “can’t be softened, or reinterpreted, or contextualized.”

The presentation took place in Houston, TX on Nov. 8.

Archbishop Chaput went on to say, “For Christians, sexual intimacy outside a valid marriage can never be morally legitimate. And it’s the Church that determines what a valid sacramental marriage is.”

The archbishop’s topic was Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia.”

For the Catholic News Agency (Nov. 8, 2017) report, click here.