PopeWatch: Chaput

    Archbishop Charles Chaput of the Philadelphia Archdiocese has been unfairly depicted as a critic of Pope Francis.  This stems from an interview he had with John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter.  (John Allen is a good reporter

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Fortnight For Freedom: We Need to Wake Up

  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have proclaimed a second Fortnight for Freedom from June 21-July 4th, and, as last year, The American Catholic will participate with special blog posts each day.       This column written

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Archbishop Chaput on Faith and Public Life

A friend forwarded me this excellent article written by Archbishop Charles Caput. It’s a detailed post outlining our responsibilities as Catholic citizens. The Archbishop begins with an anecdote that hits a little close to home. A priest I know does

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Archbishop Chaput Enthusiastically Recommends For Greater Glory

    Archbishop Charles  Chaput of the Philadelphia Archdiocese has written a column which appeared on May 29th whole-heartedly recommending that Catholics see For Greater Glory: Earlier this week we celebrated Memorial Day. For most of us, the holiday informally marks

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Archbishop Chaput: HHS Mandate Dangerous and Insulting

    Archbishop Charles Chaput of the Philadelphia Archdiocese has never been one to mince words, and he does not disappoint in regard to the Mandate and the “compromise”.   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services refused on

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Archbishop Chaput and the Media

One of the most irritating aspects of life for faithful American Catholics over the past several decades has been how quiet most of our bishops have been in the face of outrageous attacks on the Church.  Too many of our

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Res et Explicatio for AD 8-25-2009

Salvete AC readers! Buckle Up! Because here are today’s Top Picks in Catholicism: 1. An interesting find of Biblical proportions has been announced.  Silver amulets predating the Dead Sea Scrolls by 400 years was found with Biblical inscriptions, the Book

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Archbishop Chaput on the News Media

Here is Archbishop Chaput with a worthwhile reflection on how Catholics should think about the media. A few excerpts: Most of what we know about the world comes from people we’ll never meet and don’t really understand.  We don’t even

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Chaput Continues Telling Truth Out of Season

Archbishop Chaput has made a remarkable series of speeches recently and they can be found here.  All deserve to be read by all Catholics in this country who are concerned about our Faith and the US.  His speech of February

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 3-20-2009

Salvete AC readers! Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1.  Seems like priests and their habits have been ruminating around the blogosphere as of late.  Now Fr. Z has followed up this with insight concerning those for

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 3-10-2009

Salvete AC readers! Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1. There seems to be a growing counter-movement in U.S. politics aligning itself against the Catholic Church.  We see it happening in Connecticut where state legislatures want to

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News & Notes for A.D. 3-3-2009

Salvete AC readers! OK, I junked the whole Latin title since I figured it wasn’t coming across that well as to what I wanted to do with this bit.  So now I’m calling this particular column ‘News & Notes’ (for

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Archbishop Chaput on Caesar

Archbishop Chaput gave a remarkable address in Toronto on Monday.  Here is the address with comments by me interspersed: I want to do three things with my time tonight. First, Father Rosica asked me to talk about some of the themes

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A Huge Switch Among Catholics Towards McCain

The most accurate poll from the 2004 presidential election, the Investors Business Daily (IDB) poll, shows a phenomenal 20 point switch towards Senator McCain among Catholic voters .  In the previous IDB tracking poll Senator Obama once held a commanding 11 point

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Archbishop Chaput Weighs In Again

Tonight Denver’s Archbishop Charles Chaput gave an address at a dinner for the national Catholic women’s group ENDOW (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women), in which he critiqued the arguments of Prof. Doug Kmiec in favor of voting

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Kmiec on Korzen, Kelly and Chaput – A Matter of Priorities

“Catholic Answers: Two books for voters who take their faith seriously”– Doug Kmiec, who has lately become something of a poster-boy and spokesman for ‘Catholics for Obama’, reviews Archbishop Chaput’s Render unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic

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