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A Catholic Archbishop who is not afraid to speak his mind

Sunday, October 16, 2016 13:50
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I remember Archbishop Charles Chaput from when he lived in Colorado. He was highly respected. Now he is the Archbishop in Philadelphia. Thomas Willaims reports in Breitbart,

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has echoed a burning indictment of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, calling her a “scheming, robotic liar with a lifelong appetite for power and an entourage riddled with anti-Catholic bigots.”

Reacting to recent Wikileaks revelations that show Hillary’s campaign team mocking conservative Catholics and boasting of subverting Church teaching, the Archbishop penned an article blasting the Democrat machine and suggesting that as bad as things have been under Obama, Hillary could make them worse.

Despite the immense “cultural damage” brought about by the current White House, Chaput writes, with the “contemptuously anti-Catholic emails” of Hillary’s campaign team, “bad can always get worse.” In fact, in the view of many people, Chaput had written earlier, Hillary “should be under criminal indictment.”

Chaput quotes at length an email he received from a non-Catholic attorney, who assured him that these “bigots are actively strategizing how to shape Catholicism not to be Catholic.”

“They are, at the very core, trying to turn religion to their secular view of right and wrong consistent with their politics,” he quotes. “We have political actors trying to orchestrate a coup to destroy Catholic values, and they even analogize their takeover to a coup in the Middle East, which amplifies their bigotry and hatred of the Church.”

…This week’s leaked emails included boasts by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta that he had set up two phony “Catholic” organizations in order to bring about a revolution in the Catholic Church.

In his article, Chaput writes that he had had personal experience with members of one of the groups, Catholics United, who came to him in 2008 trying to convince him to downplay the abortion issue.

With their “servile partisan hustling,” the Archbishop writes, Catholics United helped “elect an administration that has been the most stubbornly unfriendly to religious believers, institutions, concerns and liberty in generations.”

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