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Bishops Correct Speaker Nancy Pelosi: On the Separation of Sense and State
Catholic Online News (Catholic.org) ^ | August 25, 2008 | Archbishop Charles Chaput & Bishop James Conley

Posted on 08/25/2008 3:33:03 PM PDT by topher

Bishops Correct Speaker Nancy Pelosi: 'On the Separation of Sense and State'

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. and Bishop James D. Conley

8/25/2008

"Abortion kills an unborn, developing human life. It is always gravely evil, and so are the evasions employed to justify it."

DENVER, CO (Archdiocese of Denver) - The Bishops of the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado, site of the Democratic convention, issued a letter directed to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Denver entitled "Separation of Sense and State: A Clarification for the People of the Church in Northern Colorado.We set forth this fine letter for the readers of Catholic Online in its entirety:

To Catholics of the Archdiocese of Denver:

Catholic public leaders inconvenienced by the abortion debate tend to take a hard line in talking about the "separation of Church and state." But their idea of separation often seems to work one way.

In fact, some officials also seem comfortable in the role of theologian. And that warrants some interest,not as a "political" issue, but as a matter of accuracy and justice.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a gifted public servant of strong convictions and many professional skills. Regrettably, knowledge of Catholic history and teaching does not seem to be one of them.

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Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
+Archbishop of Denver

James D. Conley
+Auxiliary Bishop of Denver

(Excerpt) Read more at catholic.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: catholicvote; chaput; obama; pelosi; renderuntocaesar
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The good Archbishop has recently published a book to guide Catholics in matters of the Faith and Political Life.
1 posted on 08/25/2008 3:33:03 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher
There is also this link at the Archdiocese of Denver:

PDF file on statement by Bishops of Archdiocese of Denver -- http://www.archden.org/images/ArchbishopCorner/ByTopic/onseparationofsense%26state_openlettercjc8.25.08.pdf

2 posted on 08/25/2008 3:34:32 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher

LOL


3 posted on 08/25/2008 3:35:31 PM PDT by Earthdweller
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To: topher

We need to really pray for this bishop. He’s a good one!


4 posted on 08/25/2008 3:37:28 PM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: topher
New book by Archbishop Charles Chaput:

Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life

Book was released August 12, 2008.

Link to the book on the Archdiocesan site:

Render Unto Caesar -- http://www.archden.org/RenderUntoCaesar/

5 posted on 08/25/2008 3:38:16 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: NYer; Salvation; cpforlife.org; Coleus

ping


6 posted on 08/25/2008 3:39:45 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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Shame he won't right a book about getting rid of pedophile priests!
7 posted on 08/25/2008 3:40:09 PM PDT by Devilinbaggypants (Life's hard...but it's a lot harder when you're stupid! - John Wayne)
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To: topher
From the article:
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a gifted public servant of strong convictions and many professional skills. Regrettably, knowledge of Catholic history and teaching does not seem to be one of them.

Is this a zinger... It has got to sting!!!

The Good Shepherd of Denver is scrambling some eggs this week and they end up on the faces of the Democratic Party.

The Good Shepherd of Denver will hold a prayer vigil with the neice of Martin Luther King, Jr. at an Abortion Clinic in Denver this week...

8 posted on 08/25/2008 3:42:49 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: Devilinbaggypants
It is a shame that you are a contributor on FreeRepublic...

Oh well, we all must live with our devils...

9 posted on 08/25/2008 3:43:53 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: Devilinbaggypants
"Shame he won't right a book about getting rid of pedophile priests!"

Why do I smell divisive skunk around here so much these days? Are we about to have an election or something?

10 posted on 08/25/2008 3:45:45 PM PDT by Earthdweller
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To: topher

San Fran Nan ... The first female (non elected) Pope. /sarc


11 posted on 08/25/2008 3:49:18 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Pro-Life PING

Please FreepMail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

12 posted on 08/25/2008 3:49:54 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at CpForLife.org)
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Shame he won't right a book about getting rid of pedophile priests!

It's a shame you don't get the point of the article.

And I hope you don't dishonor that screen name. I was part of the 82ND's 1st Brigade, 2/504 (Abn)(Inf), and as a proud member of those "Devils in baggy pants", I'm very protective of my 'brothers'.

So don't do anything stupid.

13 posted on 08/25/2008 3:52:37 PM PDT by airborne (OBAMAbinBIDEN - (copyright pending))
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To: Devilinbaggypants; topher; Earthdweller

?? Devil, sounds like you feel you missed an opportunity.


14 posted on 08/25/2008 3:54:45 PM PDT by Jacquerie (American public education is a form of child abuse - Mark Steyn)
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Welcome New Person:

Being a proud member of The Free Republic Freepathon Committee for Only The Good People Who Are Good, Brave, and Love Chocolate, you are hereby instructed to punch here prior to making any more posts. The directions are easy to follow. However, should you need assistance, feel free to contact me.

Thank you.

15 posted on 08/25/2008 4:00:25 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Typical Whitey Gramma just like Obamies!)
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To: Devilinbaggypants
Shame he won't right a book about getting rid of pedophile priests!

Welcome to FR, newbie. BTW, I recommend you preview your posts prior to delivery:

Shame he won't write a book about getting rid of pedophile priests!

The Bishop doesn't need to write a book. Most Catholic Dioceses have instituted a multitude of programs aimed at protecting our children. For example, all volunteers in the Dallas Diocese are background-checked, and are required to attend annual "Safe Child" training.

Did these programs commence too late? No doubt. However, progress is being made.

16 posted on 08/25/2008 4:03:02 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (John McCain is Lucy, McCainiacs are Charlie Brown, and the football is a secure border.)
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To: topher

When will Democrats realize that they’re only making fools of themselves when they pretend to respect religion. Here’s three reasons off the top of my head why they need to end the charade:

1: They always seem to get it wrong. Whether it’s Al Gore, Hillary, or Pelosi, they always either misquote the Bible, or take short sentences out of context and twist them around to make them suit their needs, which are usually the complete opposite of what the Bible intends to say.

2: Everyone knows they’re just pandering. Does anyone actually believe that the party of “separation of church and state,” abortion, gay marriage, and overall hatred of Christianity is basing any of their views on Judeo-Christian beliefs? Radical Islamic beliefs maybe, but if anyone thinks they have any respect Christianity I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

3: God can’t be happy with them. Something tells me that if He doesn’t like blasphemy or heresy, then using the Bible itself to bring down Christianity probably gets Him pretty miffed. When these big name Democrats die, I think they’ll be in for quite a surprise.


17 posted on 08/25/2008 4:04:41 PM PDT by NavySon (Pelosi : Constitution : : Hitler : Versailles Treaty)
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To: Devilinbaggypants
Shame he won't right a book about getting rid of pedophile priests!

I'm glad that pedophile priests are getting the heave-ho and prison time.

BTW, I wonder why so many people think

Celibate Buddhist monks are a great idea,
but
celibate Catholic priests aren't

18 posted on 08/25/2008 4:05:23 PM PDT by syriacus (Barry schmoozed with real estate developers while his constituents bailed sewage out of their sinks.)
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To: airborne
LOL...I got the point of the article...IMHO...I just find it interesting that they'll condemn abortion so strongly but when it comes to the pedophile priest issue they're strangely silent.

You're the first to recognize my handle! I served in the 2nd brigade from 77 to 80...how about you...and thanks for keeping an eye out for me.

19 posted on 08/25/2008 4:06:10 PM PDT by Devilinbaggypants (Life's hard...but it's a lot harder when you're stupid! - John Wayne)
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To: topher

If I offended you I sincerely apologize!


20 posted on 08/25/2008 4:09:59 PM PDT by Devilinbaggypants (Life's hard...but it's a lot harder when you're stupid! - John Wayne)
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