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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ago, the AP reported that a small parochial school in the diocese of Boston, St. Paul Elementary School in Hingham, had withdrawn its acceptance of an 8-year-old boy upon discovering that his two parents are lesbians.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: shepherd@archden.org 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 (Zenit.org).- 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
    insidecatholic.com ^ | 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...