Friday, October 22, 2004

Denver Archbishop in NY Times

I'm surprised the NY Times published this great opinion piece by Archbishop Chaput.

It includes this great point on Kerry contradictory stance on abortion:

"Words are cheap. Actions matter. If we believe in the sanctity of life
from conception to natural death, we need to prove that by our actions,
including our political choices. Anything less leads to the corruption of
our integrity. Patriotism, which is a virtue for people of all faiths,
requires that we fight, ethically and nonviolently, for what we believe.
Claiming that "we don't want to impose our beliefs on society" is not
merely politically convenient; it is morally incoherent and irresponsible.

As James 2:17 reminds us, in a passage quoted in the final presidential
debate, "Faith without works is dead." It is a valid point. People should
act on what they claim to believe. Otherwise they are violating their own
conscience, and lying to themselves and the rest of us."

Ouch. And its not like Chaput is a strong Republican. Read a recent column by Robert Novak here

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