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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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JEFFREY

Yeah that was a great interview and Hugh has talked about the Archbishop before.

Loyolalaw98

Maximus,

Great interview. Is it true that Hewitt used to be a Roman Catholic?

Mr. Jones

Talk is cheap, and Archbishop Chaput is good at it, as is Hugh Hewitt, but what about Archbishop Chaput's refusal to support Amendment 48?
It seems to me like for all his talk about courage in politics, refusing to promote a constitutional amendment that is directly out of the catechism (2270) is a big sign of lack of courage or lack of wisdom. If it is not either, then I do not know what it is.
The CCC said that they wouldn't support Amendment 48 because of timing and content. Content? The Committe for a Human Life Amendment (A USCCB org.) has been pushing this content for 35 years. Timing? Was supporting SB 143, a complete abortion ban more timely, at a time when the state government is solidly in the hands of democrats.
It boggles the mind.

Mr. Jones

Talk is cheap, and Archbishop Chaput is good at it, as is Hugh Hewitt, but what about Archbishop Chaput's refusal to support Amendment 48?
It seems to me like for all his talk about courage in politics, refusing to promote a constitutional amendment that is directly out of the catechism (2270) is a big sign of lack of courage or lack of wisdom. If it is not either, then I do not know what it is.
The CCC said that they wouldn't support Amendment 48 because of timing and content. Content? The Committe for a Human Life Amendment (A USCCB org.) has been pushing this content for 35 years. Timing? Was supporting SB 143, a complete abortion ban more timely, at a time when the state government is solidly in the hands of democrats.
It boggles the mind.

Maximus

Great interview. Is it true that Hewitt used to be a Roman Catholic?

Yes. He left the Church maybe 10 or 12 years ago and began attending a fairly orthodox Presbyterian Church in Orange County.

But who knows? Benedict XVI may bring him back. We could use him.

Joseph D'Hippolito

Mr. Jones is right on.

For those of you who are infatuated with Absp. Chaput's "knowledge" and "fortrightness," let me give you an example from 2002, in which the good arsebishop criticized Justice Antonin Scalia's thoughtful questions about the Church's revisionism on capital punishment (from Front Page Magazine):

In response to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s thoughtful disagreement with the church’s revisionist stance, published in First Things in 2002, Chaput stated:

"When Catholic Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia publicly disputes church teaching on the death penalty, the message he sends is not all that different from Frances Kissling disputing what the church teaches about abortion,... the impulse to pick and choose what we're going to accept is exactly the same kind of 'cafeteria Catholicism' in both cases.”

Frances Kissling is a former nun who leads Catholics for a Free Choice, which advocates legalized abortion.

(Cdl. Joseph) Ratzinger exposed Chaput’s irresponsible ignorance less than two years before becoming pope. In July 2004, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued the following as part of a letter to Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, D.C. concerning the American bishops’ stance toward Catholic political candidates:

“Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. For example, if a Catholic were to be at odds with the Holy Father on the application of capital punishment or on the decision to wage war, he would not for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion….There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about … applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia.”

Until the good arsebishop issues a public apology to Justice Scalia, I will not pay attention to anything he says. Scalia is a good and honorable man; Chaput is an ignorant, ambitious charlatan who is bucking for a better see (Los Angeles, maybe?)

Atlanta Catholic

Archbishop Chaput has received numerous e-mails from Catholics and pro-life workers who have respectfully asked him if he is going to enforce Canon 915. Archbishop Chaput's reponses have been disappointing. Some are even condesending.

Archbishop Burke stated that one of the reasons he decided to enforce Canon 915 was due to the large amount of letters and e-mail from the laity, asking him to please deny Communion to staunch pro-abortion Catholic politicians. Archbishop Chaput's
article, Thoughts on 'Roman Catholics for Obama' was also very disappointing for pro-life workers to read. It does not boost confidence in his judgment to read that Archbishop Chaput campaigned and voted for pro-abortion Jimmy Carter as a younger priest. There has been enough time lapsed for words. Archbishop Chaput needs to show the same courage in actions that a few other Bishops have shown. Books are interesting but actions speak louder than words.

Why was it necessary for Archbishop Chaput to call Nancy Pelosi a "very gifted" person while he gently slapped her wrist for her recent false church teachings? Very gifted Catholics don't usually want to slaughter the unborn. It is time to act as a defender of the Blessed Sacrament instead of a defender of a fellow Democratic Speaker of the House's pro-abortion feelings.

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