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  • O'Malley v. Chaput (what a difference a diocese makes!)

    05/14/2010 10:45:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 297+ views
    Spiritual Politics ^ | May 14, 2010 | Mark Silk
    What a difference a diocese makes! Two months ago, two girls were booted out of a Catholic school in Boulder, Co. because their parents are lesbian partners. There hadn't been any problem, it seemed, until that fact came to the attention of headquarters--the Denver archdiocese over which Charles Chaput presides. Two days ago, the AP reported that a small parochial school in the diocese of Boston, St. Paul Elementary School in Hingham, had withdrawn its acceptance of an 8-year-old boy upon discovering that his two parents are lesbians. This was a local decision, made without the knowledge of headquarters--the Boston...
  • Denver Archbishop Supports Tuition Equity [Chaput favors extending in-state tuition to illegals]

    04/06/2009 12:24:20 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 43 replies · 800+ views
    Cherry Creek News ^ | April 6, 2009 | Senator Chris Romer
    From Senator Chris Romer: I understand there are passionate arguments for and against this bill but I think the article below by the Archbishop of Denver highlights a key point: this is about the future of children who are here through no fault of their own. Its important that we remember this human element and the 400 kids estimated to be annually effected by SB09-170. Allowing them reasonable access to higher education makes sense for these students and for Colorado. Tuition Equity: A Just Means To Help Build Colorado’s Future by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Immigration is one of those...
  • "Do Not Be Misled" [Archbishop Chaput anti-healthcare bill]

    03/15/2010 4:47:07 AM PDT · by StatenIsland · 23 replies · 614+ views
    NRO The Corner ^ | 3/15/10 | KJ Lopez
    In a piece to be released later this morning, Catholic archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver comes out swinging against the health-care push in Washington this week. He writes, in part: "Groups, trade associations and publications describing themselves as “Catholic” or “prolife” that endorse the Senate version — whatever their intentions — are doing a serious disservice to the nation and to the Church, undermining the witness of the Catholic community; and ensuring the failure of genuine, ethical health-care reform. By their public actions, they create confusion at exactly the moment Catholics need to think clearly about the remaining issues...
  • Archbishop Chaput Eager to See Kmiec Deliver a Pro-Life Obama

    11/06/2008 11:43:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies · 1,080+ views
    Denver, Nov 6, 2008 / 01:10 am (CNA).- In a genial but critical exchange reproduced on The Witherspoon Institute’s web site Public Discourse, Pepperdine University law professor Doug Kmiec and Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput have exchanged further remarks concerning Kmiec’s advocacy for President-elect Barack Obama. The archbishop told the professor he welcomes a civil dialogue but also called on Kmiec to convince Obama to change his position on life issues. Kmiec, a pro-life Republican, wrote in response to the archbishop’s Oct. 17 address to an ENDOW dinner, titled “Little Murders,” in which the archbishop commented that Kmiec has...
  • Archbishop Charles Chaput on the Current Struggle Between Catholics and "Caesar"

    10/12/2009 9:28:04 AM PDT · by Patrick Madrid · 18 replies · 859+ views
    Patrick Madrid ^ | 10-13-2009 | Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
    " . . . 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...
  • Being Human in an Age of Unbelief [Address of Archbishop Chaput at UPenn]

    11/08/2011 9:21:44 AM PST · by marshmallow
    The Witherspoon Institute Public Discourse ^ | 11/8/11 | Charles J. Chaput
    <p>Four points in defense of human dignity. Adapted from an address delivered last night at the University of Pennsylvania.</p> <p>Most of my sources in this essay are not Catholic. That shouldn’t be surprising. Catholics have no monopoly on respect for human dignity. Catholics do have a very long tradition of thinking about the nature of the human person and society, but I’d like to begin by setting the proper framework for our discussion.</p>
  • “Merely undesirable” - True character of nation revealed by 80% abortion rate for disabled

    01/26/2012 4:21:50 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | 01.24.12 | Michelle Bauman
    An 80 percent abortion rate of those with disabilities shows the need to restore a fundamental respect for human dignity in America, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia. He underscored that the plight of disabled babies highlights “a struggle within the American soul” that will shape the future of the nation. “These children with disabilities are not a burden; they’re a priceless gift to all of us,” the archbishop said. “They’re a doorway to the real meaning of our humanity.” Archbishop Chaput delivered the keynote address at the 13th annual Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life on Jan. 22. The...
  • World Youth Day and Religious Freedom

    08/19/2011 8:12:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    First Things ^ | Aug 18, 2011 | Charles J. Chaput
    I want to start by sharing a story. Once upon a time, a student at one of the world’s oldest universities took a break from her studies to visit the Catholic chapel on campus. As she sat there in silence—praying for a sick relative or trying to settle her nerves before a test—the chapel suddenly filled with noise. A mob of about seventy fellow students charged in chanting anti-Christian slogans. They shouted obscenities against the Church and insults about the Pope. Two females in the mob climbed on top of the altar. Then, according to the student who was trying...
  • Archbishop Chaput tells youth: Intimacy with Christ not based solely on feelings

    08/18/2011 1:45:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | August 18, 2011
    Archbishop Charles J. Chaput speaks at a WYD catechesis session in Madrid Madrid, Spain, Aug 18, 2011 / 12:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop-designate of Philadelphia Charles J. Chaput told thousands of young people gathered in Madrid for World Youth Day that an authentic relationship with Christ isn't based purely on emotions. “Ultimately, it will not be how you feel that will determine how genuine and profound your encounter with Jesus is,” he told pilgrims. “Instead, it will be determined by how much you are transformed into Him and how much you burn in the desire to bring Him to...
  • Archbishop: MSNBC, CNN, New York Times ‘Untrustworthy’ When it Comes to Religion

    08/20/2011 12:32:50 AM PDT · by bronxville · 11 replies
    the blaze ^ | 08-19-2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    The news outlets CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and Newsweek have come under fire by Philadelphia’s incoming Archbishop, for a lack of “trustworthiness” where matters of religious faith are concerned. According to Archbishop Charles Chaput, the media do not “provide trustworthy information about religious faith. ” His comments were made Wednesday during an address on religious freedom before some 10,000 pilgrims at the Catholic World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain. Archbishop Chaput told the group of young faith-goers, “in the United States, our battles over abortion, family life, same-sex ‘marriage,’ and other sensitive issues have led to ferocious public...
  • (Archbishop Chaput): A Man for Our Season

    08/24/2009 7:48:47 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 7 replies · 521+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | 8/24/09 | Patrick Madrid
    A Man for Our Season My first conversation with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput happened over dinner at a mom-and-pop Chinese restaurant in South Dakota in late 1990. He was the bishop of Rapid City; I was working for Catholic Answers and had been invited to conduct a weekend apologetics conference there. From that first meeting, I could tell immediately that I was in the presence of a truly excellent bishop. "Bishop Charles," as all the Catholics I met that weekend called him with proud affection, personified "down to earth." He was not merely being polite; he clearly was interested and...
  • Begging Caesar to render welfare unto us: a conversation with Archbishop Chaput

    08/14/2009 7:23:40 AM PDT · by ikeonic · 15 replies · 604+ views
    Ikeonic ^ | 8/14/09 | Paul Hoffman
    I may have lost my mind, but I emailed the following to Archbishop Chaput in response to his August 12 column on health care reform: Subject: Advocating for Caesar to render a welfare state unto us To: Date: Thursday, August 13, 2009, 10:58 AM Archbishop Chaput, I just finished reading your recent Archbishop's Column in the Denver Catholic Register. I'm very concerned when a so called conservative American Catholic bishop is advocating for the welfare state: "This is why the Church always seeks to work cooperatively with people of other faiths and no faith to secure the basic elements...
  • Archbishop Chaput: 'Notre Dame, the Issues that Remain'

    05/19/2009 6:01:37 AM PDT · by tcg · 48 replies · 1,230+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/19/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Let’s remember that the debate over President Obama’s appearance at Notre Dame was never about whether he is a good or bad man. The president is clearly a sincere and able man. By his own words, religion has had a major influence in his life. We owe him the respect Scripture calls us to show all public officials. We have a duty to pray for his wisdom and for the success of his service to the common good -- insofar as it is guided by right moral reasoning. We also have the duty to oppose him when he’s wrong on...
  • Denver archbishop warns against ‘spirit of adulation’ surrounding Obama

    02/23/2009 8:10:56 PM PST · by pissant · 64 replies · 2,646+ views
    Toronto, Canada, Feb 23, 2009 / 09:03 pm (CNA).- Canadians packed St. Basil’s Church in Toronto on Monday evening to hear Archbishop Charles Chaput speak about how Catholics should live out their faith in the public square. He warned that in the U.S., Catholics need to act on their faith and be on guard against "a spirit of adulation bordering on servility" that exists towards the Obama administration. The public lecture by Archbishop Chaput took place on the campus of the University of Toronto at St. Basil’s Church and was attended by an overflow crowd of more than 700 people....
  • Prelate Urges US Catholics to United Voice

    01/22/2009 4:15:12 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies · 467+ views
    ZNA ^ | January 22, 2009
    DENVER, Colorado, JAN. 22, 2009 ( Archbishop Charles Chaput exhorted Catholics across the United States to "let your voice supporting life be heard," in the ear of the new political administration.The archbishop of Denver asserted this in an article published Wednesday in the Denver Catholic Register. He began by affirming the obligation of Christians to "love their country, build on its greatest qualities and serve its best ideals." The prelate spoke about the duty to pray for our leaders and obey the law, "insofar as the law does not violate human dignity in some systematic, gravely evil way."He added, "When...
  • Little Murders [Bishop Chaput Slams Obama on Abortion & Blasts Kmiec for Misleading Catholics]

    10/17/2008 5:32:11 PM PDT · by Diago · 85 replies · 3,573+ views
    Publ;ic Discourse ^ | Oct 18, 2008 | Charles J. Chaput
    <p>In an address delivered on October 17, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput stated that ''Prof. Douglas Kmiec has a strong record of service to the Church and the nation in his past. But I think his activism for Senator Barack Obama, and the work of Democratic-friendly groups like Catholics United and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, have done a disservice to the Church, confused the natural priorities of Catholic social teaching, undermined the progress pro-lifers have made, and provided an excuse for some Catholics to abandon the abortion issue instead of fighting within their parties and at the ballot box to protect the unborn.''</p>
  • (Christians & Voting): How to 'Render' without Surrender

    09/30/2008 8:04:10 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 5 replies · 300+ views ^ | 9/30/08 | John Zmirak
    How to 'Render' without Surrender by John Zmirak 9/30/08 I know that I promised last week to continue my analysis of "Seven Key Aspects of Life Where Jesus Spoils Our Fun." And I will get back to it -- in fact, I'll do so relentlessly, seven times, until I've essentially written the core of my upcoming book on InsideCatholic's dime. I look forward to Anger Week more than Lust Week, and I even promise to type up something for Sloth Week that will be "good enough for government work." Mediocrity makes me feel right at home -- raised as I...
  • Thoughts On ‘Roman Catholics For Obama’

    05/21/2008 7:38:20 PM PDT · by Coleus · 38 replies · 316+ views
    First Things ^ | 5.19.08 | Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap
    Forty years ago this month, Bobby Kennedy was still alive and running for the Democratic party’s 1968 presidential nomination. I was a seminarian in Washington, D.C. I was also an active volunteer in Kennedy’s campaign. I can still remember helping with secretarial work in the same room where Edward Kennedy and Pierre Salinger labored away on the campaign’s strategy. It was my first involvement in elective politics, and, after the Vietnam Tet Offensive in February and Martin Luther King Jr.’s murder on April 4, Kennedy’s cause seemed urgent. Then, on June 5, Kennedy was gunned down himself.After Robert Kennedy died,...
  • Priests: Ordinary Men Made Extraordinary by Grace [Holy Orders/Chrism Mass]

    04/06/2008 5:19:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 243+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 4, 2008 | Archbishop Charles Chaput
    Archbishop Charles Chaput  Other Articles by Archbishop Charles ChaputPrinter Friendly Version   Priests: Ordinary Men Made Extraordinary by Grace April 4, 2008 A friend of mine grew up in a family where her father worked for General Motors. When she was young, the company transferred her dad around the Midwest every few years. The good news is that she made many different friends, some of whom have lasted a lifetime. The bad news is that she never really set down roots until adulthood. She has no single city or town from her childhood that she remembers as "home." Military...
  • Sympathy for the devil: thoughts on ‘The Golden Compass’ [Golden Compass movie review]

    12/11/2007 7:12:52 PM PST · by topher · 42 replies · 234+ views
    The Denver Register [December 12, 2007 Issue] ^ | December 12, 2007 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe | Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFMcap
    Archbishop’s Column, Denver Catholic Register December 12, 2007 Sympathy for the devil: thoughts on ‘The Golden Compass’ When the first Harry Potter movie arrived in theaters several years ago, many Catholic families had divided views about the film. Some enjoyed it as an innocent and intriguing fantasy. Others avoided it because of its emphasis on magic. But the screen adaptation of Philip Pullman’s book, “The Golden Compass,” which opened in Denver on Dec. 7, will likely produce far more agreement. No matter how one looks at it, “The Golden Compass” is a bad film. There’s just no nicer way to...
  • Archbishop Chaput Says Follow Example of Early Christians in Fight Against Culture of Death

    11/07/2007 4:29:59 PM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 114+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/7/07 | Meg Jalsevac
    WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2007 ( - Last week, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, Colorado addressed the 15th Annual Society of Catholic Social Scientists Meeting hosted by St. John's University School of Law in New York.  Chaput addressed the gathering with a talk entitled: "Church and State Today: What Belongs to Caesar and What Does Not." Archbishop Chaput was joined at the conference by other noteworthy scholars including Dr. William Donohue of the Catholic League who gave the keynote address entitled "Uncommon Alliance: Religious Conservatives Unite."  Father Richard Neuhaus of First Things also addressed the attendants in a talk...
  • Addresses St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, NY (by Archbishop Chaput)

    11/04/2007 8:36:35 PM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 7 replies · 36+ views
    Catholics in the Military ^ | 04Nov07 | Archbishop Chaput
    Addresses St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, NY Written by Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. 04Nov07 I always enjoy being with friends like tonight because I can leave my Kevlar vest in Denver. I do a lot of speaking, and while most of the people I meet are wonderful folks, not everyone is always happy to hear what I have to say. In fact, one of the distinguishing marks of debate both outside and within the Church over the last 40 years is how uncivil the disagreements have become. Being a faithful Catholic leader today -...
  • Religious Tolerance and the Common Good (Address to College Graduating Class)

    05/22/2007 11:52:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 337+ views
    First Things ^ | May 22, 2007 | Charles J. Chaput
    I’d like to begin with a couple of disclaimers. For the past four years, I’ve had the privilege of serving on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Congress established the Commission in 1998 to monitor religious freedom around the world as a basic human right. Service on this Commission has been an extraordinary experience. But I’m not here today representing the commission, or the Holy See, or the American bishops, or the Vatican’s Mission to the United Nations. I hope I’ll have something interesting to say, and I look forward to answering your questions. But my comments are purely...
  • Christmas: the beginning of our redemption

    12/22/2006 9:14:43 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 10 replies · 568+ views
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | 20 December 2006 | Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
    Christmas: the beginning of our redemption The manger and the empty tomb are doorways to new life Half a century ago, the great British scholar, C.S. Lewis, wrote about the miracle we really celebrate every December. He said the following: “Did you ever think, when you were a child, what fun it would be if your toys could come to life? Well suppose you could really have brought them to life. Imagine turning a tin soldier into a real little man. It would involve turning the tin into flesh. And suppose the tin soldier did not like it. He is...
  • Chaput hears load of gripes

    07/25/2006 6:12:16 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 23 replies · 635+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 25 July 06 | Jean Torkelson
    Anglo parishioners frustrated about immigration's impact Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput speaks at a town hall meeting Monday night at St. Thomas More Parish in Centennial. On dealing with immigration problems, the Catholic leader said, "I think we can manage it. . . . we can handle this; we're a big country." Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput got an earful Monday from a packed audience of mostly Anglo, middle-class parishioners frustrated over the impact of illegal immigrants on society and their perceived reluctance to learn English. Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput got an earful Monday from a packed audience of mostly Anglo, middle-class...
  • Eleven new priests for Denver, largest ordination class in 40 years

    05/09/2006 1:50:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 450+ views
    Denver, May. 09, 2006 (CNA) - Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver will ordain 11 new priests for his diocese May 13, on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. The ceremony will bring the total number of ordinations for Denver this academic year to 14; three men were ordained in December. This is the largest number of ordinations in Denver since the 1960s. There were five ordinations in 2002-03 and seven in 2004-05. The Archdiocese of Denver ranks third nationwide in ordination class size for 2006. According to the Official Catholic Directory,...
  • Chaput tells his flock to hit back

    03/02/2006 6:12:00 AM PST · by rellimpank · 4 replies · 237+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 2March 06 | Jean Torkelson
    Archbishop claims pending abuse laws a 'systematic' attack Charles Chaput says the Catholic Church is being unfairly targeted. Nothing less than "the systematic dismantling and pillaging of the Catholic community nationwide" is how Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput describes the impact of current and proposed sex abuse legislation around the country. In a Q & A article to be published Sunday in Our Sunday Visitor, a national Catholic newspaper, Chaput is also critical of some fellow bishops for not doing more to fight the proposed laws.
  • Catholic Bashing In Colorado: Pandora’s Box Opens For Public School Teachers

    02/17/2006 6:03:03 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 654+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 02.15.06 | William Donohue, Ph.D.
    The Colorado legislature has been considering bills that would loosen or lift the statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse lawsuits. Because the legislation was to apply only to private institutions—and was specifically designed to affect the Catholic schools, but not public schools—Catholic League president William Donohue e-mailed the entire legislature on February 1 asking that the bills blanket all institutions equally. Amendments that would do just that are now being considered. Donohue commented on the latest development today: “The whole nation is getting quite a lesson in the politics of child sexual abuse as it is being played out...
  • Denver Archdiocese uncovers sexual abuse bias for public school teachers

    02/14/2006 10:03:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 224+ views
    In a continuing battle against what many of the state’s faithful call an unfair bias against Catholics, the Archdiocese of Denver has uncovered a previously unseen, but sordid list of sexual abuses by many of Colorado’s public school teachers. The Archdiocese has lifted the lid on some 85 Colorado Department of Education reports of sexual impropriety among teachers since 1997. Reportedly, the state had revoked or denied teaching licenses, all for reasons involving sexual misconduct with minors. But critics charge, the punishment ended there. According to a report in Denver’s Rocky Mountain News, the list revealed teachers “who prey on...
  • On Christmas, compassion and immigration reform

    12/21/2005 5:08:34 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 29 replies · 435+ views
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | 21 December 2005 | Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap.
    On Christmas, compassion and immigration reform At Christmas every year, the Gospel reminds us that Mary and Joseph found no room at the inn, Jesus was born in a stable, and he lived his earliest years as a refugee. The real Christmas story has very little to do with expensive presents. It has everything to do with God’s mercy and our mission of sharing that mercy with others. A family I know has a son named Robert. Robert was born in Juarez, Mexico. He’s 17 years old, and he’ll graduate from a Denver public high school next spring. An excellent...
  • CS Lewis on Xmas and Christmas

    12/21/2005 4:12:25 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 426+ views
    CERC ^ | 12.08.05 | Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
    CS Lewis on "Xmas and Christmas"    CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M. CAP. Fifty years ago C.S. Lewis published an ironic little essay called, "Xmas and Christmas: A Lost Chapter from Herodotus." In it, he reverses the letters of his home country, "Britain." Then he writes about the strange winter customs of a barbarian nation called Niatirb. It's worth reading, as we get deeper into Advent. I'll share with you just one passage. "In the middle of winter when fogs and rains most abound, (the Niatirbians) have a great festival called Exmas, and for 50 days they prepare for it (in...
  • Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput says anti-Christian sentiment growing

    12/16/2005 8:11:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies · 599+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Mike Soraghan
    Chaput says anti-Christian sentiment growing Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput. (Post file) Washington - Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput said the October murder of three Christian girls in Indonesia was an example of growing violence against Christians by Muslims across the world. "Anti-Christian discrimination and violence seem to be growing throughout the Islamic world," Chaput said. "I would call on all persons of good will - not just American Christians but American Muslims - to demand from our government and our ally Indonesia an immediate effort to end the violence against Christians in Indonesia." Chaput spoke at the U.S. Capitol at a...
  • Archbishop Chaput: No room for Christ in American Christmas culture?

    12/10/2005 1:17:06 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 504+ views
    CNA ^ | 12.09.05
    Denver, Dec. 09, 2005 (CNA) - As the Catholic Church approaches the second half of Advent, and with it, the coming of Christmas, Denver’s Archbishop Charles Chaput is asking whether or not American culture really has room for Christ…or simply a secular construct of His birthday. He begins his column, printed in Wednesday’s Denver Catholic Register, by citing a 1955 essay by author and Christian apologist, C.S. Lewis, who’s Chronicles of Narnia are slated to hit movie theaters this week. Lewis wrote of the particular holiday customs of the fictional nation, Niatirb (his home country of Britain spelled backward), which...
  • Fightin’ Denver Bishop Defends Church and Unborn

    03/03/2005 1:55:42 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies · 668+ views
    LifeSite ^ | March 3, 2005
    DENVER, March 3, 2005 ( - Denver’s Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput has appeared frequently in reports as one of the strongest episcopal voices defending the rights of Christians to participate in public life and defend the rights of the unborn. His quick response style has earned him the high regard of many pro-life leaders and the respect even of the radically pro-abortion New York Times. This week he faced off with a hostile crowd who peppered him with the usual sophomoric accusations Catholics have learned to expect from their ideologically motivated opponents. In the latest round, the Archbishop spoke...
  • Lunch crowd challenges Chaput

    03/02/2005 8:56:55 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 27 replies · 715+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 2 March 2005 | Jean Torkelson
    Lunch crowd challenges Chaput Catholic leader fields politics, sex and abortion questions after speech By Jean Torkelson, Rocky Mountain News March 2, 2005 Verbal fisticuffs broke out Tuesday between Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput and a luncheon audience that challenged him to defend the church's role in public life. "Why do (religions) feel they have to impose their views on us?" asked one woman during a spirited question-and-answer session following Chaput's speech to the City Club of Denver. "If we don't - you'll impose your views on us," Chaput shot back to murmurs from the group of about 120 business and...
  • Denver Archdiocese Severs Ties with Catholic Lawyers' Group over Award to Abortion Supporter

    12/22/2004 8:30:02 AM PST · by NYer · 37 replies · 1,268+ views
    LifeSite ^ | December 21, 2004
    DENVER, December 21, 2004 ( - This November, the controversy over pro-abortion Catholic politicians has ended the association of the Catholic Lawyer's Guild with the Denver Archdiocese. Every year, various branches of a Catholic lawyer's association around the world gather to celebrate their profession with the Red Mass, a tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages. In most dioceses, the bishop or his delegate celebrates the Red Mass and the Guild gives an award to a Catholic politician. This year, the Denver group has invited pro-abortion Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar, who won a Senate seat in the in...
  • Denver Archbishop Says Catholics Refusing to Defend Morality "Demonstrating Cowardice" (AWESOME)

    10/24/2004 3:50:58 AM PDT · by · 51 replies · 1,209+ views
    LifeSite Daily News ^ | Friday October 22, 2004
      Home | Previous Page | Source URL: LifeSite Daily News Friday October 22, 2004 Denver Archbishop Says Catholics Refusing to Defend Morality "Demonstrating Cowardice" Indirectly slams Kerry citing "dishonest", "dangerous" avoidance phrases used by some CatholicsDENVER, Colorado, October 22, 2004 ( - Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput has once again come out in the New York Times powerfully teaching the serious obligation and right of Catholics to defend moral principles during elections. In his New York Times Op-ed article today, "Faith and Patriotism", the outspokenly faithful Denver archbishop responds to "lectures" that Roman Catholics must not "impose their...