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Chaput, a model bishop

There is much talk of “collegiality” and “synodality” in some Catholic circles today. Archbishop Chaput has been a far more collaborative leader in Rapid City, Denver, and Philadelphia than many of those who talk that talk but walk a walk of episcopal autocracy. A true gentleman, he is far more accessible and far more amenable to input, suggestions, and even correction from those under his authority than some, appointed to high office, who barely know a sheep or two, much less smell like them.