Philadelphia's Archbishop Chaput Responds to High-Profile Attack on Catholics in the United States by a Confidante of the Pope in the Publication "Civilta Cattolica"


The “Catholic World Report” sums up responses to this article in “Civilta Cattolica” by writing that in this article, “entitled ‘Evangelical Fundamentalism and Catholic Integralism in the USA: A Surprising Ecumenism,’ its authors make various assertions about specific political and religious trends in the United States: claims which are, at best, tenuous and certainly badly informed.”

People, including the Pope’s advisors, “are free to form views of different nations and the conduct of international affairs…Nevertheless, the development of such views should be informed by careful reflection, a command of detail, and an accurate understanding of the history and development of a country.” (“Catholic World Report”)

That’s why we love our Archbishop! May God aduntantly bless him!

I was very grateful to see this article. The Archbishop understands things as they are. I admit when I read the original article from “Civilta Cattolica” I didn’t recognize the situation as the authors presented it at all.

Love Archbishop Chaput.Miss him here in Denver.Although AB Aquila is a wonderful AB too!


Though I’m not Catholic, I really respect Archbishop Chaput and I’m thankful he’s in Philly.

It is good to see a high-ranking member of the clergy speak out against this nonsensical article. I was waiting to see if a bishop from the U.S. would say something on the record; I am not surprised that it was Archbishop Chaput.

I couldn’t agree more. I also miss Bishop Conley. Along with Bishop Sheridan and others, the front range has been blessed with many good shepards in recent memory. I pray that Colorado Springs gets another such shepard when Bishop Sheridan retires in a couple years. :signofcross:

Yes.I forgot about Bishop Conley!:o We have indeed been blessed🙏

I think this may be the longest thread title I’ve read on CAF. :hypno::knight2:

The day this article came out, was a defining day. The cards were finally laid out on the table for the world and in particular, US Catholics to see. In my eyes it removes a great deal of doubt or maybe I should say, private hopes I had to the contrary.

At the end of the day though, it is what it is. We are Catholics, and this is Christ’s Church, and the Church will prevail.

I keep praying he will be made a Cardinal and then Pope someday!!:crossrc::gopray2::crossrc:

From the article:

But working for religious freedom has never precluded service to the poor.

I hope this will be remembered when it comes other issues. As in, working to stop President Trump’s …
*]Health care repeal
*]Border fence
*]Deportation changes
*]Social spending budget cuts

…does not preclude opposition to abortion. This logic is often neglected by both parties.

Thank you for sharing the article.
It contends:

"Earlier this month, one of the main architects and financiers of today’s LGBT activism said publicly what should have been obvious all along: The goal of at least some gay activism is not simply to assure equality for the same-sex attracted, but to “punish the wicked” – in other words, to punish those who oppose the LGBT cultural agenda.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out whom that might include. Today’s conflicts over sexual freedom and identity involve an almost perfect inversion of what we once meant by right and wrong.

Catholics are called to treat all persons with charity and justice. That includes those who hate what we believe. It demands a conversion of heart. It demands patience, courage and humility. We need to shed any self-righteousness. But charity and justice can’t be severed from truth. For Christians, Scripture is the Word of God, the revelation of God’s truth – and there’s no way to soften or detour around the substance of Romans 1:18-32, or any of the other biblical calls to sexual integrity and virtuous conduct.

Trying to do so demeans what Christians have always claimed to believe. It reduces us to useful tools of those who would smother the faith that so many other Christians have suffered, and are now suffering, to fully witness.

This is why groups that fight for religious liberty in our courts, legislatures, and in the public square – distinguished groups like the Alliance Defending Freedom and Becket (formerly the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty) – are heroes, not “haters.”

And if their efforts draw Catholics, evangelicals and other people of good will together in common cause, we should thank God for the unity it brings."

Has anyone a source for the financeirs’ discussion of punishing the wicked? Given some of the religious freedom court case threads in CAF, it might be especially interesting.
May God bless all who visit this thread.

Regarding your question, it was Tim Gill, as quoted in a June 23 interview in Rolling Stone. :(:mad:

This is the problem I have with American politics. So many issues have been simply boxed into liberal and conservative and any attempt to present them in an objective manner has gone out the window. Thank you for posting this.

Related, in the Catholic World Report:

NOR has an article also, but I don’t know how to post link. I just received NOR today in my inbox.