Faithful leadershipARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT, OFM. CAP.
Leadership requires two virtues that seem very simple until they become very inconvenient: honesty and courage.
"Leadership requires two virtues that seem very simple until they become very inconvenient: honesty and courage.
"All of you have earned the right to be here today by winning the trust of the people of Philadelphia. But along with that honor comes a duty of humility, integrity and public service. So let's settle our hearts for just a moment in prayer.
Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. "Faithful leadership." Invocation before the Philadelphia City Council (October 20, 2011).
Reprinted with permission of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
The Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. is the ninth and current Archbishop of Philadelphia, serving since his installation on September 8, 2011. He previously served as Archbishop of Denver (1997–2011) and Bishop of Rapid City (1988–1997). As member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe, Archbishop Chaput is the second Native American to be ordained bishop in the United States, and the first Native American archbishop. He is the author most recently of Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life, and Living the Catholic Faith: Rediscovering the Basics.
Copyright © 2011 Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
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