August 20, 2014

Abp. Chaput: The American Experience and Global Religious Liberty

Roman Catholic Apb. Chaput

Read the essay below and you will understand why Orthodox Triumphalism is a dead end. The author is a Roman Catholic Archbishop and has an incisive grasp of American cultural and political history that applies as easily to American Orthodox as it does to American Catholics. We Orthodox don't really grapple with what it means to be Orthodox in America, not much anyway. Instead we substitute ideas about ethnic affiliation or Orthodox supremacy or other impoverished notions thinking that that they will be enough to sustain the Church in the end. They won't. Affirming the good where ever we find find it is a fundamental tenet of Orthodox thinking and that includes the positive good that Protestants in particular and Catholics after them have contributed to American culture. And there is much good worth considering in Abp. Chaput's analysis below. Source: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver | Archbishop Charles J. Chaput March 1, 2011 - Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. … [Read more...]