Friday, September 26, 2008

First Things Blog - On Bishops, politicians and reporters

There is a very good commentary by Fran Maier on the First Things Magazine blog called, The Real Problem with Bishops.

It starts out with this line which caught my eye: This just in: It turns out that the problem with America’s Catholic bishops is that they’re not Protestants. The article goes on to talk about bishops and politicians. I thought this was an excellent point:

Which brings us back to that seeming ringleader of the doctrine posse, Archbishop Charles Chaput. The archbishop stands accused of the “extreme” view that public leaders who claim to be Catholic should actually behave that way on important issues. It’s a bit like the similarly extreme view that people who claim to be married should act accordingly; otherwise, they’re lying.

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