Friday, March 04, 2011

"Don’t get trapped by partisan politics." - Archbishop Chaput



Feb. 25, 2011 (Fargo, ND) - Archbishop Chaput addressed laypeople of the Diocese of Fargo, with a presentation titled “Building a Culture of Life.” Archbishop offers a few “dos” and “don’ts” for building a culture of life, based on what he has seen in the American prolife experience throughout the past 38 years.

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...[T]he fast pace of party politics, and the illusion that politics rules the “commanding heights” of our society and can satisfy our Christian social obligations, makes political life very addictive. And this illusion gets dangerous when defending the unborn child is too closely identified with any particular political leader or, even worse, one specific party. The more prolifers tie themselves to a single political party, the less they can speak to society at large. Here in the United States, Catholics -- both on the left and the right -- have too often made the mistake of becoming cheerleaders for a specific candidate. - Archbishop Chaput, Building a Culture of Life
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"Here in the United States, Catholics -- both on the left and the right -- have too often made the mistake of becoming cheerleaders for a specific candidate."  Ain't that the truth. 

8 comments:

  1. Good Bishop! Wise too!

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  2. michael r.10:46 AM

    Hear, hear!

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  3. Abp. Chaput always gives solid spiritual direction.

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  4. Wow.

    The Bishop almost got through another speech without mentioning the Holy Name.

    Or saying 'Holy Mother Church teaches" when he speaks from on high.

    I guess he is catching a little heat from us criticizing him for speaking like a Freemason; about God, and not about His Christ.

    We need to stop patting Bishops on the back and start pushing them to resolve the horrible problems that exist in our Churches across America.

    We need to have Bishop’s Conferences that hand out pink slips to criminals and rewards to Faithful Priests.

    They will not do this while they feel the warmth of our caresses, only when they feel the sting of our prayers, penance, and admonishments.

    Save the accolades for later.

    In case I wasn’t clear: His Eminence Bishop Chaput is not a very good Bishop.

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  5. Great quote. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  6. Archbishop Chaput is a great bishop and we need more men like him.

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  7. I guess that makes sense since it would let him off the hook for allowing a Mass to be said for the pro-abort "Catholic" Governor a few years back, and then falsely accusing Diogenes of lying about it after the fact.

    Some Shepherd.

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  8. During a eulogy for a famous, a Rabbi and the inventor of the internet invoked the Holy Name; Bishop Chaput did not.

    There are many false sheppards and their sheep are legion.

    My comments were not made to scandalize the Bishop; they pointed out facts.

    We need to keep after our Bishops that spend too much time at Caesar's table, instead of feeding the Sheep.

    And that includes His Eminence Bishop Fellay, Father Pflugar, and Father Schmittberger, his nexts in command.

    Otherwise they will continue to think of us poor as peasants, beggars, and parasites.

    It is because of this attitude, children have not been protected, and souls have parished.


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