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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...