Archbishop Charles Chaput speaks clearly
and with authority. He is not wishy-washy
like other clerics and even bishops,
who are loath to defend the fullness
of the Catholic faith. This is the reality:
IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT THE CHURCH
TEACHES, YOU ARE NOT REALLY CATHOLIC.
Listen, all you dissidents out there,
especially clerics who have a greater
responsibility to teach the fullness
of the authentic Catholic faith.
This is true for all those in the Philippines
who are for the RH bill. If you are
truly Catholic, you would not be pro-RH.
In fact, you ought to resist it with
all your strength. The RH bill will
ultimately lead to the destruction of
our family and our faith.
It is time to live out the fullness
of our faith, including strict adherance
to the Magisterium.
Philly Archbishop: “If they don’t
believe what the church teaches, they’re
not really Catholic”
Christine Dhanagom | Thu Sep 08 18:01
EST | Abortion
September 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com)
- Newly installed Philadelphia Archbishop
Charles Chaput had some blunt words
for politicians who support abortion
in an interview with the Associated
Press this past Tuesday.
they don’t believe what the church
teaches, they’re not really Catholic,”
former Archbishop of Denver was appointed
by the Holy Father to head the Archdiocese
of Philadelphia in July, replacing retiring
Archbishop Justin Cardinal Rigali. He
was installed this morning as the 13th
Bishop of the Diocese.
is known as a champion of the pro-life
cause. He has been an outspoken proponent
for pro-abortion politicians not receiving
communion, and has criticized U.S. Bishops
in the United States who he says have
failed to speak clearly on the matter.
also made headlines in 2009 when he
took the University of Notre Dame to
task for inviting President Obama to
its 2009 commencement ceremony. Chaput
charged Notre Dame with “intellectual
vanity,” and agreed with Cardinal
Francis George’s assessment that
the University “didn’t understand”
what it meant to be Catholic.
pro-life advocates have hailed Chaput’s
appointment to the prominent Archdiocese,
not everyone is enthusiastic.
piece published today in
the Philadelphia Inquirer criticized
the Bishop for “a disproportionate
focus” on the issue of abortion.
article was written by Nicholas Cafardi,
dean emeritus of Duquesne Law School,
a Catholic law school in Pittsburgh,
and former chairman of the U.S. Conference
of Catholic Bishops’ National
Review Board for the Protection of Children
is not a single-issue faith,”
went on to urge the Archbishop to “leave
politics aside” and focus on “rebuilding
trust among the Catholic faithful in
Philadelphia who have been wounded by
the clergy’s sexual abuse of children.”
addressed the sex abuse scandal in his
interview with the AP, pledging to bring
a swift resolution to the investigations
that are currently underway.
not good for anybody to be left hanging,”
he said. “It’s not good
for the victim, it’s not good
for the families of the victim, it’s
not good for the priests or the parishes
that they serve.”
to me to live is Christ, and to die
is gain." (Phil 1:21)