September 1, 2014

Abp Chaput: New York Times, CNN, MSNBC Can’t be Trusted on Abortion, Faith

Roman Catholic Apb. Chaput

These are words some self-styled Orthodox commentators on Church and society would do well to heed. From the article: “In the United States, our battles over abortion, family life, same-sex marriage, and other sensitive issues have led to ferocious public smears and legal threats not only of Catholics, but also against Mormons, evangelicals, and other religious believers,” he said. “And with … [Read more...]

Abp. Chaput: “Those who deny the sovereignty of God over human society are the most dangerous enemies of human liberty”

Good things here for the Orthodox too. You may know the name of John Courtney Murray. He's worth remembering. Father Murray was the American Jesuit who helped craft the Second Vatican Council's landmark Declaration on Religious Liberty. A year after World War II ended, with millions dead and Europe and Japan in ruins, Murray wrote that "those who deny the sovereignty of God over human … [Read more...]

Religion, Journalism, and the New American Orthodoxy

Roman Catholic Apb. Chaput

Source: The Witherspoon Institute In an address delivered today before the Religion Newswriters Association, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver commended America’s journalists of religion and challenged them to approach their important work with integrity, fairness, and humility. It’s good to be with you today. Of course, most speakers say that, but I actually mean it—for two reasons. … [Read more...]