|Archbishop Chaput Credit: James Baca/Archdiocese of Denver|
These words certainly describe the ministry of Archbishop Chaput, and he will bring the reality of these words in his ministry as Archbishop of Philadelphia. I first met Archbishop Chaput in Assisi years ago when he was the Capuchin Provincial. I later knew him through then Bishop John Myers of Peoria, but most recently since I was appointed Bishop here in Fort Worth. He was present at my ordination, and since that time he has been a great friend, mentor, and source of fraternal encouragement. His clarity of vision as a Shepherd, his courage and his faith are an inspiration to me and to so many. My prayer and support, and the prayers of our Diocese go with him to Philadelphia.