One year ago Saturday, Charles Chaput was installed as the new head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
At weekend, parishoners will read and hear the one-year anniversary letter from the archbishop.
“There is no place I would rather be serving than here, now, among you,” Chaput writes.
The letter also addresses the ongoing sexual abuse cases against the diocese, as well as its financial problems. “The task of renewal will require deep changes in the thinking, behaviors, structures, procedures and organizational life of the diocese. We can no longer allow ourselves the complacency of the past.”
Chaput was installed last September in a mass at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Center City.