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  • Receiving Canterbury Medal, Archbishop Chaput warns of religious freedom loss

    05/08/2009 5:59:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 343+ views
    CNA ^ | May 7, 2009
    Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput New York City, N.Y., May 7, 2009 / 07:30 pm (CNA).- Upon receiving a medal from a group dedicated to religious freedom, Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said that God the Creator is the foundation to beliefs about the sanctity and “infinite value” of human life. He also warned that American religious liberty will be lost if it is not defended and if an increasing disdain for faith and religious believers is underestimated. The archbishop delivered his remarks on Thursday in New York City after being awarded the Becket Fund’s Canterbury Medal, which is...
  • Archbishop Chaput: Media culture and compromise undermining Christian life

    05/07/2009 6:42:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 430+ views
    CNA ^ | May 6, 2009
    Archbishop Charles Chaput New York City, N.Y., May 6, 2009 / 07:30 pm (CNA).- Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput exhorted Catholics to follow the example of St. Paul by understanding their own times and being “possessed by the God of Truth.” Stressing the need to recognize the impact mass media has on thought and action, he warned that Catholics are losing the habits on which they have traditionally relied because of “vanity and compromise.” The archbishop delivered his remarks to the American Bible Society in New York City on Wednesday. The Archbishop of Denver is in town to...
  • Archbishop Chaput Criticizes "Creative Reasoning" Behind ND Defense of Obama

    04/29/2009 8:37:53 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies · 376+ views
    Wednesday April 29, 2009 Archbishop Chaput Criticizes "Creative Reasoning" Behind ND Defense of Obama Invitation: 53 Opposing Bishops By Kathleen GilbertDENVER, Colorado, April 29, 2009 ( - Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver has weighed in on the controversy at Notre Dame, criticizing the school's defense of its decision to honor President Obama and praising former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon's refusal to accept the Laetare Medal at the same ceremony.53 bishops and over 340,000 Catholics have protested against Notre Dame's invitation to President Obama to give the commencement address and receive an honorary law degree on...
  • 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...
  • Archbp Chaput Explains Catholic Stuff to Press in Q & A Session-Sally Quinn Still Does Not Get It

    04/03/2009 8:12:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 456+ views
    Opinionated Catholic ^ | March 29, 2009
    The Pew forum has finally got the Q and A session between Archbishop Chaput and the press. See The Political Obligations of Catholics: A Conversation With the Most Rev. Charles Chaput, Archbishop of DenverI have my doubts that reporters will realize their mistakes we can hope. The q and a session is far reaching and well worth reading. I am going to take a few posts and examines just part of it.First it is clear that Sally Quinn of the Washington Post still does not get it or in fact gets it and just will be her same ole self....
  • Catholic ‘complacency’ shares blame for country’s failures, Archbishop Chaput says

    03/22/2009 4:01:27 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 61 replies · 1,482+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Detroit, Mich., Mar 21, 2009
    Catholic ‘complacency’ shares blame for country’s failures, Archbishop Chaput says St. Paul / Archbishop Chaput Detroit, Mich., Mar 21, 2009 / 12:32 pm (CNA).- Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput delivered a speech on Saturday reflecting on the significance of the November 2008 election. Warning that media “narratives” should not obscure truth, he blamed the indifference and complacency of many U.S. Catholics for the country’s failures on abortion, poverty and immigration issues.He also advised Catholics to “master the language of popular culture” and to refuse to be afraid, saying “fear is the disease of our age.”The archbishop’s comments were delivered...
  • Media risks making politics a religion by marginalizing the Church, Archbishop Chaput says

    03/18/2009 6:31:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 272+ views
    CNA ^ | March 17, 2009
    Archbishop Charles Chaput Washington D.C., Mar 17, 2009 / 07:29 pm (CNA).- Unless the media improves its basic understanding of Catholic beliefs and practices, it risks marginalizing the Church and replacing its voice in society with politics, a set of beliefs “with the same vestments, but less conscience,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput told a gathering of prominent journalists on Tuesday at the Pew Forum. Though the Archbishop of Denver had been invited to Washington, D.C. to address the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life about the political obligations of Catholics, he began his remarks with a discussion of media coverage of the...
  • Serve your country best by serving God first, Archbishop Chaput tells USAF cadets

    03/11/2009 2:29:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 616+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Colorado Springs, Colo., Mar 10, 2009 | CNA
    Serve your country best by serving God first, Archbishop Chaput tells USAF cadets Air Force Academy Chapel/ Archbishop Charles Chaput Colorado Springs, Colo., Mar 10, 2009 / 10:11 pm (CNA).- Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput addressed Catholic cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on Monday, telling them the military profession is “honorable” and urging them to become virtuous leaders who serve their country best by serving God first.The archbishop discussed war, the nature of obedience, and the need to recognize that people matter more than things.Referring to Homer, W.B. Yeats and Robert E. Lee’s comments...
  • Archbishop of Denver warns that Conn. bill threatens Catholics everywhere

    03/10/2009 2:39:53 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies · 1,034+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Denver, Colo., Mar 9, 2009
    Archbishop of Denver warns that Conn. bill threatens Catholics everywhere Archbishop Charles Chaput Denver, Colo., Mar 9, 2009 / 05:53 pm (CNA).- Although the legislation in question was introduced in Connecticut, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver has issued a statement on a bill that would effectively sever the relationship between a bishop and his pastors and parishes. Archbishop Chaput says in his statement, "What Happens in Connecticut Matters Here," that the bill is "bad public policy in every sense."The Senate Bill 1098 was introduced last Thursday by the chairs of the Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut State Legislature: Senator Andrew...
  • Denver archbishop warns against ‘spirit of adulation’ surrounding Obama

    02/25/2009 5:07:53 PM PST · by tflabo · 10 replies · 622+ views
    Catholic News Agenct ^ | 2/25/09 | CNA
    "President Obama is a man of intelligence and some remarkable gifts. He has a great ability to inspire, as we saw from his very popular visit to Canada just this past week. But whatever his strengths, there’s no way to reinvent his record on abortion and related issues with rosy marketing about unity, hope and change. Of course, that can change. Some things really do change when a person reaches the White House. Power ennobles some men. It diminishes others. Bad policy ideas can be improved. Good policy ideas can find a way to flourish. But as Catholics, we at...
  • Archbishop Chaput responds to Pelosi-Pope meeting (FOX News’ with Neil Cavuto)

    02/20/2009 10:53:35 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 1,098+ views
    CNA ^ | February 19, 2009
    Archbishop Charles Chaput / Neil Cavuto Denver, Colo., Feb 19, 2009 / 07:31 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver is in complete agreement with the message that Pope Benedict XVI delivered to Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday. The archbishop also went so far as to say that since she disagrees with the Church on the "black and white issue" of abortion, she should not present herself for Communion. The comments by Archbishop Chaput were made following Nancy Pelosi’s meeting with Pope Benedict, at which the Pope reminded the Speaker of the House that all legislators, but especially Catholics, are...
  • 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...
  • Becket Fund to Award Canterbury Medal to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap.

    11/07/2008 4:06:06 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 611+ views
    CNA ^ | November 7, 2008
    Washington DC, Nov 7, 2008 / 03:09 pm (CNA).- For his bold defense of the role of Church in the public square, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has announced that it will be awarding Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput with its highest honor. The Becket Fund will award Archbishop Chaput with the Canterbury Medal at its 15th Anniversary Dinner in Manhattan, on May 7, 2009. The annually awarded Canterbury Medal is given by the Fund to the person who has "most resolutely refused to render to Ceasar that which is God's," a press release from the group says....
  • 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Person Receiving Communion Dishonestly Violates Rights of "Faithful" Catholics

    10/29/2008 8:36:56 AM PDT · by topher · 6 replies · 537+ views
    Excerpt from Book: Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs... | Book released August 12, 2008 | Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap
    Catholic Caucus: Person Receiving Communion Dishonestly Violates Rights of "Faithful" Catholics [The following is an excerpt from the book Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. cap. The title for this article is taken from the closing paragraph of this excerpt. Simply, a person who does not accept the teaching of the Catholic Church should not receive Communion. If they do, they are receiving Communion Dishonestly and they violate the Rights of all Catholics who believe and who strive to live the faith fully and unselfishly. The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Living the Gospel of Life (paragraph 23) [1998]

    10/28/2008 4:39:33 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies · 341+ views
    United States Catholic Conference of Bishops ^ | 1998 | U. S. Catholic Bishops
    Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American CatholicsA Statement by the Catholic Bishops of the United States [Paragraph 23] ... As we stressed in our 1995 statement Political Responsibility: "The application of Gospel values to real situations is an essential work of the Christian community." Adopting a consistent ethic of life, the Catholic Church promotes a broad spectrum of issues "seeking to protect human life and promote human dignity from the inception of life to its final moment."9 Opposition to abortion and euthanasia does not excuse indifference to those who suffer from poverty, violence and injustice. Any politics...
  • (Denver) Archbishop Criticizes Obama, Catholic Allies ( Finally! )

    10/19/2008 5:22:33 AM PDT · by kellynla · 39 replies · 1,300+ views ^ | Oct 19, 2008 | ERIC GORSKI
    DENVER (AP) - Denver Roman Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput labeled Barack Obama the "most committed" abortion-rights candidate from a major party in 35 years while accusing a Catholic Obama ally and other Democratic-friendly Catholic groups of doing a "disservice to the church." Chaput, one of the nation's most politically outspoken Catholic prelates, delivered the remarks Friday night at a dinner of a Catholic women's group. His comments were among the sharpest in a debate over abortion and Catholic political responsibility in a campaign in which Catholics represent a key swing vote. While Chaput has won praise from traditionalist Catholics for...
  • Bishops criticize Biden’s abortion remarks for flawed reasoning

    09/09/2008 12:07:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 272+ views
    CNA ^ | September 8, 2008
    Archbishop Charles Chaput / Bishop Robert Morlino Washington DC, Sep 8, 2008 / 04:33 pm (CNA).- Bishop of Madison Robert C. Morlino and Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput have responded to Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joseph Biden’s characterization that the point when life begins is a religious belief, criticizing him for “flawed moral reasoning,” confusing the Catholic faithful and confusing the differences between faith and natural law.In a Sunday interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, Sen. Biden had said that he is “prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception”...
  • Breaking: (Archbishop) Chaput responds to Biden

    09/08/2008 1:42:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies · 243+ views
    American Papist ^ | September 8, 2008 | Thomas Peters
    Today on the Archdiocese of Denver website, the following news item: Denver bishops release letter to faithful, stress importance of accurate moral reasoning by public servantsArchbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. and Auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley have released a new letter to the Catholics of northern Colorado, titled “Public Servants and Moral Reasoning.” In the letter, they reaffirm the importance of informed moral reasoning when discerning public action, especially in regard to Catholics who serve their country on the national stage. Click here to read the full letter (PDF file)The last two paragraphs sum-up Archbishop Chaput's position: In...
  • Pro-abortion Politicians Are Not Above Church Law (Pelosi and Biden)

    09/06/2008 7:45:29 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 11 replies · 138+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | Sep 6, 2008 | Michael J. Gaynor
    Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver: "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. . . . Abortion kills an unborn, developing human life. It is always gravely evil, and so are the evasions employed to justify it. Catholics who make excuses for it – whether they're famous or not – fool only themselves and abuse the fidelity of those Catholics who do sincerely seek to follow the Gospel and live their Catholic faith." Speaker Pelosi...
  • Archbishop Chaput’s book makes NYT Best Seller List, beats Biden’s book

    09/06/2008 10:32:14 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 3 replies · 86+ views ^ | Sep 5, 2008 | N/A
    Archbishop Chaput’s book makes NYT Best Seller List, beats Biden’s book New York, Sep 5, 2008 / 05:38 pm (CNA).- Just three weeks into the publication of “Render Unto Caesar,” Archbishop Charles Chaput’s new book has made the New York Times Best Seller list. The archbishop’s book is currently one place ahead of “Promises to Keep,” written by Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden. “Render Unto Caesar” is currently number 27 on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers List for the week of September 14, outpacing Sen. Biden’s book by one spot. During the week of August 29,...
  • Thank Archbishop Chaput for His Courage!

    09/04/2008 10:44:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 74+ views
    American Papist ^ | September 4, 2008 | Thomas Peters
    Fidelis has created an easy-to-sign public thank you letter: From the press release: Fidelis is urging Catholics and all people of good will to publicly thank Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput for his unwavering defense of Catholic teaching on the dignity of all human life, likening him to former Archbishop Joseph Rummel, who led the Archdiocese of New Orleans from 1935 to 1964 during a period of deep division over the civil rights of African Americans. Fidelis President Brian Burch commented: “Like Archbishop Rummel, who stood up against the prevailing culture of his time to defend the intrinsic dignity of every...
  • Bishops: Democratic VP Nominee Should Refrain from Communion

    08/28/2008 6:15:56 PM PDT · by gitmo · 5 replies · 135+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | August 26, 2008
    On Monday morning in Denver, where the Democratic National Convention is underway, Archbishop Charles Chaput told the Associated Press that because of support for abortion, Biden should refrain from taking Communion. The selection of Sen. Joseph Biden as Barack Obama’s running mate is drawing a chorus of disapproval from Catholic intellectual and pro-life leaders because of Biden’s longstanding support for abortion. Most recently, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver has said that Biden should refrain from Communion.
  • Abp. Chaput continues to steal spotlight from DNC

    08/28/2008 10:10:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 239+ views
    American Papist ^ | August 27, 2008 | Thomas Peters
    The Washington Times reports: In retrospect, maybe the Democrats should have included Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput in their convention activities after all. The party was accused of deliberately snubbing the outspoken archbishop by failing to invite him to lead prayers or participate on its religion panels. Archbishop Chaput is the leader of Denver´s estimated 385,000 Catholics, the area´s largest religious denomination. But Archbishop Chaput may have gotten the last laugh. Democrats are doing a slow burn over the archbishop´s headline-grabbing criticism of party bigwigs and his decision to schedule major events this week during the convention´s prime-time speeches. Gosh,...
  • Losing faith voters

    08/28/2008 9:57:02 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 4 replies · 173+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 28, 2008 | Cal Thomas
    DENVER — Democrats have made it a priority to lure more evangelical and Catholic voters from the Republican camp into their own, but the likelihood of success is becoming more problematic given pronouncements by two Catholic archbishops and a decision by the editor of an evangelical Christian magazine. Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, the archbishop of Denver, said Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Biden should avoid taking Communion because of his support for abortion rights. In 2004, the Archbishop of Boston, Sean O'Malley stood by a statement he had made the previous year that pro-choice Catholics are in a state...
  • Archbishop: Democrats Don't Know Christianity ( Abortion )

    08/27/2008 8:10:10 PM PDT · by kellynla · 8 replies · 116+ views ^ | August 26, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    DENVER - Denver Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput says Democrats simply don't know Christianity if they insist on continuing to spin the Bible's teachings on abortion. "It's always important to know what our faith actually teaches," he said in a "clarification" for Catholics in northern Colorado as Democratic National Committee members met in Denver this week to hear a speaker from the National Abortion Rights Action League promote Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, as the next "pro-choice" president. Chaput's also appeared at a pro-life prayer vigil outside the massive new Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Denver, reportedly the...
  • Archbishop scolds pro-choice Biden (says Mr. Biden should avoid taking Communion)

    08/27/2008 6:20:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 227+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2008 | Valerie Richardson and Julia Duin
    DENVER | Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. arrived at the Democratic National Convention on Monday amid rumblings over whether his pro-choice Catholicism would help or hurt the Democratic ticket. An Irish-Catholic from a working-class upbringing, Mr. Biden won the nod as presumptive presidential nominee Barack Obama's running mate in part because of his appeal to blue-collar Catholics, the same voters who swung during the primary for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York. Although he represents Delaware in the Senate, Mr. Biden grew up in Pennsylvania, a must-win state for Democrats in November. But the party's hopes of winning the...
  • Pelosi’s feud with archbishop escalates

    08/27/2008 5:52:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 72 replies · 426+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2008 | Bob Cusack
    The public feud over abortion between the Speaker of the House and the archbishop of Washington intensified Tuesday as Rep. Nancy Pelosi responded to his recent criticism and the archbishop fired another salvo at the California Democrat. The latest development came Tuesday evening, when Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl issued a statement to The Hill that brushed aside Pelosi’s explanation of her comments about conception on Sunday’s edition of “Meet the Press.” Wuerl on Monday rebuked Pelosi for suggesting that the Catholic Church has long debated the moment of conception. Wuerl said that the church has taught that life begins at...
  • Archbishop: Democrats don't know Christianity

    08/27/2008 5:39:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 190+ views
    WND ^ | August 27, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    DENVER - Denver Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput says Democrats simply don't know Christianity if they insist on continuing to spin the Bible's teachings on abortion."It's always important to know what our faith actually teaches," he said in a "clarification" for Catholics in northern Colorado as Democratic National Committee members met in Denver this week to hear a speaker from the National Abortion Rights Action League promote Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, as the next "pro-choice" president.Chaput's also appeared at a pro-life prayer vigil outside the massive new Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Denver, reportedly the largest abortion...
  • Bishops Correct Speaker Nancy Pelosi: On the Separation of Sense and State

    08/25/2008 3:33:03 PM PDT · by topher · 47 replies · 227+ views
    Catholic Online News ( ^ | August 25, 2008 | Archbishop Charles Chaput & Bishop James Conley
    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...
  • Denver archbishop slams Pelosi on Church teachings and abortion

    08/25/2008 1:51:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies · 435+ views
    CNA ^ | August 25, 2008
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi / Archbishop Chaput Denver, Aug 25, 2008 / 03:27 pm (CNA).- In a statement eloquently titled “On the Separation of Sense and State,” the Archbishop of Denver, Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., and his Auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley harshly criticized Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, for giving a confusing view of the Catholic Church’s teaching on abortion, during a Sunday interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”“Catholic public leaders inconvenienced by the abortion debate” –says the statement- “tend to take a hard line in talking about the ‘separation of Church and state.’  But their idea...
  • Catholic Bishop Chaput Rebukes Democrats for Pro-Abortion Party Platform

    08/25/2008 10:44:42 AM PDT · by pissant · 3 replies · 145+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/25/08 | Steve Ertelt
    Denver, CO ( -- As the Democratic Party begins its national convention, a leading Catholic bishop has some tough words for Democrats who used flowery language in the platform to direct attention away from its pro-abortion stance. The comments reveal why the party failed to invite Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver. Chaput was not invited to officially participate in the convention despite serving as the leader of the largest religious denomination in the state. The Democratic Party has put forward a platform that promotes unlimited abortions paid for at taxpayer expense and, while he didn't comment director on the platform...
  • More Archbishop Chaput! (transcript from Hugh Hewitt's radio program)

    08/21/2008 1:55:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 63+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | August 21, 2008 | Carl Olson
    And that, in my opinion, is a very good thing. Here is a transcript of the Archbishop's recent appearance on  Hugh Hewitt's radio program. And here is an excerpt: HH: Now Archbishop, let’s dive into the book. Again, for the benefit of people tuning in, it’s Render Unto Caesar: Serving The Nation By Living Our Catholic Beliefs In Public Life. And I want to emphasize, it’s not just for Catholics, though that’s obviously the intent of this. I was trying to figure out your motive, and then I came across a quote from a Vietnamese bishop, later made a...
  • Denver archbishop not among Democrats' invited clerics

    08/19/2008 6:07:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies · 112+ views
    Wash Times ^ | August 19, 2008 | Julia Duin
    Democrats have invited more than two dozen religious leaders to pray or speak at their upcoming conventioin with a notable exception: Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, a policy wonk and the leader of Colorado's largest religious denomination. Several Catholics, including former Colorado state Sen. Polly Baca, "Dead Man Walking" author Sister Helen Prejean, social justice lobbyist Sister Catherine Pinkerton and Pepperdine University professor Douglas W. Kmiec, are on the program. Organizers are also flying in Greek Orthodox Archbishop Demetrios from New York to give the opening prayer Wednesday. But Archbishop Chaput's only contact with the convention has been a meeting...
  • Serious Catholicism for a serious election

    08/15/2008 1:03:42 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies · 120+ views
    The Tidings ^ | 08/15/2008 | George Weigel
    Full disclosure, up front: Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver is an old friend; the Archdiocese of Denver syndicates this column to Catholic papers throughout the country; I played a (very) minor role in introducing Archbishop Chaput to my friends at Doubleday. So I'm not exactly a disinterested party in the matter of the archbishop's new book, "Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life." I trust that doesn't preclude my suggesting that it's essential reading for serious Catholics in an election year fraught with consequence for core Catholic issues in 21st century America. Archbishop...
  • How to Conduct Politics as Catholics, 'Render Unto Caesar'

    08/13/2008 5:01:26 PM PDT · by tcg · 6 replies · 123+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/14/08 | Sandro Magister
    The title of the book itself gives a hint to its contents: "Render Unto Caesar. Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life." It is right to give Caesar what belongs to him. But one serves the nation by living out one's own Catholic faith in political life. Chaput moves decisively against the prevailing cultural tide in the media, in the universities, among political activists, a tide that wants to thrust the faith from the public stage. But he is also issuing a challenge to the American Catholic community. There are 69 million Catholics in the United...
  • Senator McCain holds private meeting with Archbishop Chaput

    07/31/2008 7:29:52 AM PDT · by bboop · 28 replies · 99+ views
    American Papist blog ^ | July 30, 2008 | Thomas Peters
    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...
  • Sen. McCain holds private meeting with Archbishop Chaput

    07/30/2008 1:01:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 180+ views
    CNA ^ | July 30, 2008
    Sen. John McCain / Archbishop Charles Chaput Denver, Jul 30, 2008 / 12:16 pm (CNA).- 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. After arriving in Denver on Tuesday, Sen. McCain spoke at a 6:25 p.m. fundraiser at the Cherry Hills Village home of investor Charlie Gallagher. 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...
  • [OPEN] Leave the ‘Catholic ghetto’ and be an Apostle, Archbishop Chaput challenges

    07/19/2008 5:14:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies · 95+ views
    CNA ^ | 7/18/2008
    Sydney, Jul 18, 2008 / 12:04 am (CNA).- Young people gathered on Friday morning to hear Archbishop Charles Chaput speak on the Holy Spirit and the duty of Christians to be missionaries received a challenge to not live in a ‘Catholic ghetto.’ Beginning his teaching with the question, “How many of you think of yourselves as a spiritual father or spiritual mother?” Archbishop Chaput said that the problem is, “Some Catholics, even young people like yourselves, live in a kind of a “Catholic ghetto.” At the root of this behavior, the archbishop found two causes: “First, there are those...
  • [OPEN] Mission Possible: This Double-Life Will Self-Destruct (T-O-T Talk)

    07/17/2008 3:58:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 46+ views
    Archdiocese of Denver (via Catholic Culture) ^ | 7/16/2008 | Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
    You hear a lot of stories when you're in a pub having a pint. So I thought I'd start our time together tonight with a story. Now, some of the tales you hear when you're sitting with friends over a beer might stretch the truth a little. But I promise: the one I'm about to tell you is true. It's about a young man named Franz who lived about 60 years ago in a small village in Austria. Franz was the illegitimate son of a farmer who later died in World War I. He was a wild kid. Everyone...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Calling sin by a new name doesn’t change its substance

    06/21/2007 7:15:47 PM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 3 replies · 240+ views
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | 20 June 2007 | Most Rev Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap.
    Calling sin by a new name doesn’t change its substance Magazine article on cohabitating couples ‘bafflingly naďve’ One of my vivid memories as a young priest was watching the United States exit Vietnam after claiming to win at the bargaining table. Less than two years later, Saigon collapsed, and the war ended. I knew plenty of serious Catholics who opposed the war. I knew many others who supported it. But no one on either side believed that we left because we had “won.” Americans have a genius for marketing, and one of the things we’ve learned from experience is that...
  • Archbishop Chaput: The Time for Behind-The-Scenes Diplomacy with Politicians Is Over

    06/21/2007 5:47:55 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 8 replies · 419+ views ^ | June 21, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    NEW MEXICO, June 21, 2007 ( - At a meeting of US Catholic Bishops in New Mexico this week, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke with the Associated Press about dealing with Catholic pro-abortion politicians in the upcoming 2008 election. "I think being more aggressive, more assertive doesn't in any way violate the principles we have to follow," said the Archbishop, referring to laws regulating involvement of charitable institutions in politics.In his remarks to AP Chaput noted that revisions were necessary in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops document on Catholic involvement in politics, called Faithful Citizenship. He said that...
  • Bishops weigh political involvement

    06/21/2007 5:29:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 183+ views
    Howell Times and Transcript ^ | 6/21/2007 | ERIC GORSKI
    Bishops weigh political involvement Staff and agencies21 June, 2007 By ERIC GORSKI, AP Religion Writer Thu Jun 21, 2:12 PM ET Three years after a few outspoken U.S. Roman Catholic bishops tied together presidential politics, abortion and the Communion rail, leaders of the nation‘s largest denomination are starting to speak out again. The Catholic presidential hopeful under criticism for championing abortion rights is a Republican instead of a Democrat, the general election might pit two candidates who believe abortion should remain legal, Democrats control both chambers of Congress and immigration reform has surfaced as a major issue. Will some...
  • 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...
  • Archdiocese of Denver to ordain 3 priests, including one cancer survivor

    05/08/2007 12:08:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 341+ views
    Denver, May 8, 2007 / 11:13 am (CNA).- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap. will ordain three men to the Catholic priesthood on Saturday, May 12 at 10 am at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, including one cancer survivor. Deacons Randy Dollins, 30, Steven Voss, 28, and Timothy Hjelstrom, 31, will culminate nearly eight years of Catholic study at the Archdiocese of Denver’s St. John Vianney Theological Seminary. Voss, a native of Lakewood, CO, experienced the call to the priesthood soon after being diagnosed with cancer. Shortly after recovering from major surgery, he explored seminary life and, within...
  • Religion and the Common Good

    04/27/2007 1:53:00 PM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 40 replies · 464+ views
    Sooner or later, every teacher hears the same old joke about the philosophy student and his dad. The dad asks, “Son, what are you going to do with that goofy degree?” And the son says, “I’m going to open a philosophy shop and make big money selling ideas.” I smile every time I hear it, because nobody yet has figured out how to get rich off the Sartre or Kierkegaard or Friedrich Nietzsche franchise. Or that’s what I thought until a couple of weeks ago, when a friend of mine came back from a local bookstore with a bag full...
  • Denver Archbishop, Catholic young adults take faith to downtown streets

    03/29/2007 1:45:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 407+ views
    CNA ^ | March 29, 2007
    Young Catholics of Denver are joining with their Archbishop, Charles Chaput, in an effort to reach-out and evangelize the very heart of their city.  “Takin’ it to the Streets” aims at engaging the community — both religious and secular — in extensive conversations about the Catholic Church and Her teachings. The evangelization program aims at “igniting the faith of the Catholic community and sparking the faith of those encountered,” says event coordinator Maria Gartner. The full-day event March 31 will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Eucharistic adoration and prayer at Denver’s downtown Holy Ghost Church. Missionaries will then move out...
  • Seeing Clearly - Archbishop Chaput 1st annual Orange County Prayer Breakfast

    12/10/2006 1:31:45 PM PST · by Atheist2Theist · 2 replies · 203+ views
    The Curt Jester ^ | 12-7-06 | Archbishop Chaput
    "SEEING CLEARLY" + Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., 12.7.06, 1st annual Orange County Prayer Breakfast Garden Grove, CA Each year, as we move toward Christmas, a friend of mine puts together a list of his favorite Christmas songs. Every year it's the usual mix of Silent Night, The Shepherds' Carol, O Little Town of Bethlehem ­ things like that. But every year he also includes Dr. Elmo's great Christmas classic, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. The lyrics go like this: Grandma got run over by a reindeer, Walking home from our house, Christmas Eve; You can say you...