Archbishop Chaput takes helm in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA - September 8, 2011

The outspoken Chaput didn't shy away from veiled references to the church's woes, chief among them in Philadelphia the clergy sex-abuse crisis.

Chaput says Catholics should not be "defined by critics or those who dislike us."

The 66-year-old Chaput is known as a conservative leader, devoted to evangelism and outspoken about his disapproval of "cafeteria Catholics" and Catholic politicians who support abortion rights.

In a lighter moment in his homily, the new arrival from Denver likened his Philadelphia post to "an arranged marriage" - with the pope as matchmaker.

But he said arranged marriages work if people get to know and love each other.

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