“The truth may not make us comfortable, but it does make us free”: Archbishop Charles Chaput

By Dave Andrusko Anyone who reads NRL News Today knows what an admirer I am of Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., the Archbishop of Philadelphia. What is his greatest strength? The clarity of his insights? The exquisite skill with which he communicates to a lay audience? His fusion of passionate denunciation of evil with a …

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Archbishop Chaput–“To put it simply: Evil cannot bear the counter-witness of truth”

By Dave Andrusko Previously we ran a helpful but brief overview of the powerful speech Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia delivered at the Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation Celebrate Life Banquet late last month. I’d like to offer some very extensive excerpts from the entire speech which the Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation helpfully posted. Read them carefully. …

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There is no Equivalence

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Editor’s note. The following is from the Archbishop of Philadelphia. Here’s a simple exercise in basic reasoning. On a spectrum of bad things to do, theft is bad, assault is worse and murder is worst. There’s a similar texture of ill will connecting all three crimes, but only …

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The Gosnell story and its lessons

By Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia Editor’s note. This column by Archbishop Chaput was written before the jury found abortionist Kermit Gosnell guilty on three counts of first degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter. His statement after the verdict is attached to the end of this, his weekly column. Some stories, no …

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Archbishop Chaput says abortion is an issue that requires of Catholics a “loyalty to the Church prior to their political party”

 By Dave Andrusko Yesterday we wrote about Archbishop Charles Chaput’s most recent column in which he discussed “Public Witness and Catholic Citizenship.”   Thanks to National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez, I know that the Philadelphia archbishop gave a new interview with the Catholic News Service. In that interview (portions of which can be seen at …

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In interview Archbishop Chaput talks candidly about abortion, religious freedom

By Dave Andrusko In a nearly 7,50-word-long interview appearing in the “National Catholic Reporter,” Charles Chaput, the Archbishop of Philadelphia, provided  NCR’s John Allen with a candid portrait of his first year as the 9th Archbishop of Philadelphia. From the pro-life perspective, Archbishop Chaput touched on several important concerns. For example…. Allen asked,” Do you …

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Archbishop Chaput: “The central issue in the HHS debate is religious liberty”

By Dave Andrusko Just because the story is not in the daily headlines doesn’t mean that resistance to President Obama’s mandate has grown any the less resolute. As you recall the Obama Administration is mandating that all religious institutions–universities, hospitals, and charities–pay for health insurance that covers sterilization and contraception, not just Catholic institutions. When …

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The Obama Mandate is “not a ‘compromise,’ and it needs to be rescinded”

By Dave Andrusko http://twitter.com/daveha If you want an in-depth, thoughtful discussion about virtually any issue NRL News Today readers would be interested in, chances are you could not do better than Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia. Last week I wrote about his tender, loving speech to students prior to the March for Life [“Children with …

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“The HHS mandate, including its latest variant, is belligerent, unnecessary, and deeply offensive to the content of Catholic belief”

By Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a brilliant op-ed Archbishop Chaput wrote for the Philadelphia Inquirer which ran over the weekend. His subject is the Health and Human Service mandate compelling Catholic universities, hospitals, and charities to paying for health insurance that covers sterilization and contraception and Friday’s …

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Children with disabilities: “A doorway to the real meaning of our humanity”

By Dave Andrusko http://www.twitter.com/daveha Our many, many readers—both of National Right to Life News Today and our newspaper, National Right to Life News—are very familiar with Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia. Today when I read Archbishop Chaput’s sterling op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer (excerpted at “The HHS mandate, including its latest variant, is belligerent, unnecessary, …

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Archbishop Chaput: “Being Human in an Age of Unbelief”

By Dave Andrusko Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia, and author of several books, including “Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life.” He has spoken at National Right to Life’s annual convention and is the recipient of NRL Educational Trust Fund’s “Proudly …

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Denver Post Congratulates Archbishop Chaput on His Appointment

By Dave Andrusko Last week we posted four items the day Pope Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to be the new Archbishop of the Diocese of Philadelphia. (To cite just one, there is www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/07/archbishop-charles-j-chaput-to-head-diocese-of-philadelphia.) Those posts were intended to help the reader not familiar with Chaput, currently the Archbishop of the Diocese of …

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