Archbishop Charles J. Chaput was born September 26, 1944, in Concordia, Kansas. He joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, St. Augustine Province, in 1965. After earning a B.A. in Philosophy in 1967, he earned a M.A. in Religious Education from Capuchin College in Washington, D.C., in 1970, and received a M.A. in Theology from the University of San Francisco in 1971. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1970, and he was ordained Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota in 1988. Pope John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of Denver in 1997. As a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe, Archbishop Chaput was the second Native American to be ordained bishop in the United States, and the first Native American archbishop. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Philadelphia on July 19, 2011. He is the author of Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life.