Wednesday, January 16, 2008

This is SO Good...

It seems I always love the articles and wisdom that comes from Archbishop Chaput of Denver. His latest article in First Things gives ten guidelines for a Catholic view of politics:

Here are the first two:

1. George Orwell said that one of the biggest dangers for modern democratic life is dishonest political language. Dishonest language leads to dishonest politics—which then leads to bad public policy and bad law. So we need to speak and act in a spirit of truth.

2. Catholic is a word that has real meaning. We don’t control or invent that meaning as individuals. We inherit it from the gospel and the experience of the Church over the centuries. We can choose to be something else, but if we choose to call ourselves Catholic, then that word has consequences for what we believe and how we act. We can’t truthfully claim to be Catholic and then act as though we’re not.

Read the rest here.

hat-tip Ignatius Insight

No comments: