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Senator McCain holds private meeting with Archbishop Chaput
American Papist blog ^ | July 30, 2008 | Thomas Peters

Posted on 07/31/2008 7:29:52 AM PDT by bboop

Sen. McCain holds private meeting with Archbishop Chaput" Scant little details:

Senator John McCain is paying his second visit to Colorado in less than a week and on this trip he is taking time to meet privately with Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver.

At 9:30 on Wednesday morning, John McCain and his wife Cindy met with Denver’s Archbishop Charles Chaput. The archbishop described the meeting as private and told CNA that no comment would be forthcoming. (CNA)

Off the top of my head, Abp. Chaput has been an active supporter of immigrants' rights (where he would find common ground with McCain), and also Abp. Chaput has a forthcoming book on Catholic faith and voting (which Inside Catholic mentioned will be published "well in time for November's election").

Most to the point, I think, with Abp. Burke out of the country, Abp. Chaput is the most notable bishop who "strongly implied in 2004 that voting for a pro-choice candidate was a serious sin" (this blogger's words, not mine). Abp. Chaput has, for instance, called out the group "Roman Catholics for Obama '08" and demanded they ask Obama to "become pro-life, instead of overlooking his support for abortion in favor of other issues of concern to Catholics" (derivative source: CNA).

More than a throwaway meeting, this sit down of McCain and Abp. Chaput.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: archbishopchaput; catholicvote; chaput; co2008; election; mccain; prolife; prolifevote; religion
Very quiet, VERY cool. Chaput is one fiery warrior for the Lord. I cannot wait to see what comes of this.
1 posted on 07/31/2008 7:29:52 AM PDT by bboop
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To: bboop

possible VP slot?


2 posted on 07/31/2008 7:30:48 AM PDT by philsfan24
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To: bboop

Bishop Chaput is AWESOME! This is interesting news indeed....


3 posted on 07/31/2008 7:32:25 AM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: bboop

You think they’ll discuss embryonic stem cell research?


4 posted on 07/31/2008 7:32:54 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Homeschooled and homeschooling.)
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To: philsfan24

LOL. That is the current obsession isn’t it.


5 posted on 07/31/2008 7:34:38 AM PDT by DManA
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To: philsfan24

That’s against canon law and would be a terrible idea even if it weren’t.


6 posted on 07/31/2008 7:36:06 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: Redbob
With a man ruled by expediency and populist causes, can we even trust him on that point?

We can trust him to put forth better nominees than either Obama or Hillary would, that's for sure...

8 posted on 07/31/2008 7:41:33 AM PDT by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*)
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To: bboop

I don’t think that Chaput is especially notable for his position on immigrant rights. Just about all the bishops support that.

But he is notable as a strong supporter of orthodoxy in the Church, willing to stand up for what is right. And he has been notable in speaking truth to power.


9 posted on 07/31/2008 7:46:04 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Will Chaput explain to John what he must do to get a larger percentage of the catholic vote, since he will likely already get the Catholic vote?


10 posted on 07/31/2008 7:53:18 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN; Alex Murphy; Gamecock; xzins; P-Marlowe; wmfights; HarleyD; Forest Keeper; PAR35; ...
since he (McCain) will likely already get the Catholic vote?

Catholics are pretty evenly split.

CATHOLIC VOTE SWINGS DEMOCRATIC IN MIDTERM ELECTIONS

In the 2006 election, Catholics voted democrat 55 to 45.

In the 2004 election, Catholics went 52 to 47 for President Bush.

11 posted on 07/31/2008 8:17:23 AM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: MHGinTN

There’s no such thing as “the” Catholic vote.

McCain will get the votes of Catholic pro-lifers. Obama will get the votes of tens of millions of pro-abortion Catholic morons.


12 posted on 07/31/2008 8:22:41 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: MHGinTN

Chaput is greatly respected by traditional Catholics, and those are the Catholics who have moved over to the Republican party over the past several decades.

Maybe he can persuade McCain that he is mistaken to support government funding of fetal stem cell research, which undermines support for McCain among pro-lifers and which has been far less promising than adult stem cell research. Why should taxpapers pay billions of dollars for useless research that would not be done if it weren’t subsidized?


13 posted on 07/31/2008 8:26:48 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

I’ll pray for that!


14 posted on 07/31/2008 8:28:52 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: bboop
I hope he asked for forgivness for betraying the conservative movement all these years.
15 posted on 07/31/2008 8:29:19 AM PDT by bestrongbpositive
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To: bboop
Excellent news!Bishop Chaput is the man who warned frenchie about trying to receive Holy Communion in a Catholic Church in St. Louis. frenchie had to campaign in St. Louis only during the week.
16 posted on 07/31/2008 8:32:52 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: bboop
The most obvious reason is to sound out the Archbishop on his reaction should McCain select the Pro-Choice Catholic, Tom Ridge as VP.

Moves like this are likely explains Ridge's recent rise at Intrade to 15%.

17 posted on 07/31/2008 8:38:51 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Cicero
But he is notable as a strong supporter of orthodoxy in the Church, willing to stand up for what is right.

You obviously don't live in Chaput's Archdiocese.

18 posted on 07/31/2008 4:42:01 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: jmaroneps37
Bishop Chaput is the man who warned frenchie about trying to receive Holy Communion in a Catholic Church in St. Louis.

Wrong. You're confusing Chaput with Archbishop Raymond Burke. Chaput has no control or say over what happens in St. Louis.

19 posted on 07/31/2008 4:46:36 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Dr. Eckleburg; MHGinTN; Alex Murphy; Gamecock; xzins; P-Marlowe; wmfights; HarleyD; PAR35
In the 2006 election, Catholics voted democrat 55 to 45. In the 2004 election, Catholics went 52 to 47 for President Bush.

That is so sad. Can you imagine what our Congress would look like if self-professed Christians voted for those who stood for Christian values? It's staggering.

20 posted on 08/01/2008 7:04:15 PM PDT by Forest Keeper (It is a joy to me to know that God had my number, before He created numbers.)
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To: philsfan24
possible VP slot?

You're joking aren't you?

21 posted on 08/01/2008 8:34:15 PM PDT by wmfights (Believe - THE GOSPEL - and be saved)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg; MHGinTN; Alex Murphy; Gamecock; xzins; P-Marlowe; wmfights; HarleyD; ...
In the 2006 election, Catholics voted democrat 55 to 45.

In the 2004 election, Catholics went 52 to 47 for President Bush.

When did Ratzinger become Pope? I'm wondering if the return to the liberal side coincided with the more "traditional" Pope.

22 posted on 08/01/2008 8:38:00 PM PDT by wmfights (Believe - THE GOSPEL - and be saved)
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To: wmfights
When did Ratzinger become Pope? I'm wondering if the return to the liberal side coincided with the more "traditional" Pope.

Ratzinger was elected pope on April 19, 2005.

I like the way you think, William. NOTHING happens in a vacuum, and everything has both a cause and an effect, sometimes obvious and sometimes hidden. In this day and age, very few effects have not been planned.

There is no "coincidence" in this life, according to the will of God. On a smaller scale and for a very different reason, there are very few "coincidences" where men and power are concerned.

So while the people may be turning more liberal in their own lives (certainly not a good thing generally) the power structure is actually becoming ever more fascist and controlling.

Change the bottle; keep the wine, however rancid it might be.

23 posted on 08/02/2008 11:40:38 AM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Forest Keeper
That is so sad. Can you imagine what our Congress would look like if self-professed Christians voted for those who stood for Christian values?

Could you imagine what Congress would look like if all the Catholic Bishops were pro-life?

24 posted on 08/03/2008 5:49:55 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35
Scary thought, but you're exactly right. It reminds me of the fact that 7 of 9 SCOTUS justices were nominated by Republican Presidents. What a waste, except of course, that what you're talking about is much worse.
25 posted on 08/04/2008 4:11:50 PM PDT by Forest Keeper (It is a joy to me to know that God had my number, before He created numbers.)
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To: Forest Keeper
It reminds me of the fact that 7 of 9 SCOTUS justices were nominated by Republican Presidents.

Think of how much worse it might have been if Bush had gotten his choice for SCOTUS.

26 posted on 08/04/2008 8:07:48 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35
Yes, and that's actually a very critical issue for me in the upcoming election. (I'm in the "swing state" of MO.) If Obama was a moderate I would probably vote third party. But since he is a Marxist, I may be able to vote against him. :)

I have no confidence at all that McCain will nominate strict constructionist justices and judges because of his track record. APPEASE, APPEASE, APPEASE. "For the good of the honor of the Senate", or whatever nonsense. His gangland of 14 cost us a few extremely qualified judges in trade when there was no need to throw them over the side. We could have had them all. Now, if McCain is elected will he get away with nominating a Kennedy-type pro-death guy who votes in accordance with the Constitution one in four times, OR will people like us have the massive influence that we had over W? Interesting question. Will McCain even care what we say? I don't know yet. I still don't know how I'm going to vote. If he picks Ridge, I'm long gone. :)

27 posted on 08/05/2008 1:20:01 AM PDT by Forest Keeper (It is a joy to me to know that God had my number, before He created numbers.)
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To: bboop

This is one conservative Catholic who is not completely on the Chaput bandwagon. As far as his orthodoxy goes, he is not a particular fan of the Gregorian Mass. As far as correcting liturgical abuses, he is just continuing what Cardinal Stafford had cleaned up in a herculean way the mess left by the previous archbishop. As far as Chaput’s views on abortion? Well, he is the only Catholic Bishop I know of who has publicly stated that a Catholic who is a Democrat can in good conscience vote for a pro-abortion candidate. And I am not impressed by Chaput’s credentials of having worked on Jimmy Carter’s (another pro-choicer) campaign for president.


28 posted on 08/16/2008 6:25:32 AM PDT by mtvernon
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To: philsfan24
possible VP slot?

LOL, I can imagine the exploding heads of the anti-Catholic bigots on FR.

29 posted on 08/16/2008 6:32:27 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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