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Archbishop Charles Chaput on the Current Struggle Between Catholics and "Caesar"
Patrick Madrid ^ | 10-13-2009 | Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Posted on 10/12/2009 9:28:04 AM PDT by Patrick Madrid

" . . . Today the bigots we face are different. Caesar wears a different suit. He has great media handlers. He bullies religion while he claims to respect it. He talks piously about the law and equality and tolerance and fairness. But he still confuses himself with God -- and he still violates the rights of Catholic believers and institutions by intruding himself where he has no right to be.

"It‟s one of the great ironies of the moment that tiny Belmont Abbey would have the courage to challenge Caesar over its right to be faithfully Catholic in its policies, while so many other American Catholics seem eager to give Caesar honors. But God is a God of ironies, as the Philistines discovered, among others. . . .

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: abortion; archbishopchaput; catholic; chaput; college

1 posted on 10/12/2009 9:28:05 AM PDT by Patrick Madrid
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To: Patrick Madrid

LOL. It looks like Archbishop Chaput is calling the anti-Christ Obama an anti-Catholic bigot who thinks he’s God.

Not very hard to connect these dots.


2 posted on 10/12/2009 9:41:59 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Patrick Madrid
Brother Charles has been supporting Caesar
all of his adult life.

He is a self-described Kennedy Democrat.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach

3 posted on 10/12/2009 9:47:49 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Patrick Madrid

The Archbishop is correct, Christians in general, and Catholicism specifically, must learn that being quite simply will not work, we also must learn that silence does mean agreement, and that our Faith and Culture is worth sacrificing for and always has been.


4 posted on 10/12/2009 9:49:39 AM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Patrick Madrid

You don’t have to be a Catholic, or to practise any denomination of Christianity, to agree that when Christ forged the distinction between Caesar and God, He didn’t necessarily have in mind allowing Caesar to make off with the whole pot.


5 posted on 10/12/2009 9:51:22 AM PDT by BluesDuke (We stand on the shoulders of giants. God help us when they sneeze.)
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To: Patrick Madrid

“Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure . . . are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.”

Charles Carroll, the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence,


6 posted on 10/12/2009 9:52:52 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Cherish, support and defend these United States.)
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To: BluesDuke

True, but being Catholic sure helps.


7 posted on 10/12/2009 10:34:06 AM PDT by Patrick Madrid (Thanks for your post)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

You have been suffering from cranial rectumitis for your entire life.


8 posted on 10/12/2009 10:39:25 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Patrick Madrid
Patrick, was the dinner honoring Chaput recorded and will it be released or broadcast?
9 posted on 10/12/2009 10:43:25 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Yes, it sure was. We’re working on preparing a DVD of the entire evening, which will included all the talks — those by Archbishop Chaput, George Weigel, Bishop Peter Jugis, Father John Corapi, Carl Anderson, Joseph Bottum, Lacey Dodd, Msgr. Stuart Swetland, etc. As soon as the DVD is available, I’ll be sure to post an announcement at my blog.


10 posted on 10/12/2009 10:47:12 AM PDT by Patrick Madrid (Thanks for your post)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
You have been suffering from cranial rectumitis for your entire life.

I see that you have not discovered
Yah'shua and his lovingkindness.
shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
11 posted on 10/12/2009 10:48:10 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

“He is a self-described Kennedy Democrat.”

So am I. John would have been horrified by Teddy and the rest of today’s dems.

Conservatism in part mirrors classical liberalism.


12 posted on 10/12/2009 10:50:08 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: OpusatFR
U-2012>He is a self-described Kennedy Democrat.

So am I. John would have been horrified by Teddy and the rest of today’s dems.

Conservatism in part mirrors classical liberalism.

Jack was killed forty-six years ago.

Teddy typified the current Democrat Party.

I left the Democrat Party when abortion,
perversion, open borders and redistribution of wealth
became part of the Democrat Party Platform.

That was thirty years ago.

Anyone who votes for any Democrat is voting for
murder, destruction of marriage, normalization of
perversion, stealing based on covertness.

I believe any or all of those miss the mark
of YHvH's commandments.

The Democrats are bringing us the days of Noah.

NAsbU Matthew 24:37 "For the coming of the Son of Man
will be just like the days of Noah.
When brother Charles tells the world he has been
a Democrat since Bobby Kennedy,
I must pray for his soul and all who
follow him as he is lost.

He is not one of Yah'shua's Shepherds.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
13 posted on 10/12/2009 11:32:11 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

When you put yourself in front of the steamrollers in our Federal Government who have power and take them on as this Archbishop has done, call us.

He’s put himself at considerable risk.

You are just another talker with another point of view espousing another brand of personal bible interpretation.

He’s put himself into the arena with only Christ to protect him while people like yourself and others sit behind a computer with anonymous names hiding behind screens complaining about those who really live Christ.


14 posted on 10/12/2009 12:59:23 PM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

“He is not one of Yah’shua’s Shepherds.”

According to your warped interpretation he’s not.

According to 2000 years of Christianity, he’s one of Christ’s chosen.

Again, when you enter that arena and take on the Feds, call us.


15 posted on 10/12/2009 1:01:55 PM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: Patrick Madrid
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16 posted on 10/12/2009 4:12:48 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Patrick Madrid

Archbishop Chaput is great!


17 posted on 10/12/2009 4:39:57 PM PDT by ardara
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
I most certainly have.

You need to discover the Eighth Commandment.

18 posted on 10/12/2009 5:41:45 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
I most certainly have.

You need to discover the Eighth Commandment.

Exodus 20:15 “You do not steal.
?????
shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
19 posted on 10/12/2009 8:59:00 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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