This morning, I ran across the first part of an online interview with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver, Colorado.
Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institute talks to Chaput about “Politics & Catholics.” It sounds like they’ll eventually be discussing Chaput’s new bestselling book, Render unto Caesar.
The same day of the interview, though, The New York Times ran a front-page article “Abortion Issue Again Dividing Catholic Votes,” so that’s where they start. Robinson caught an interesting tone issue in the article: The bishops, including Chaput, who corrected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s statement regarding the Church’s teaching on abortion were characterized as having “scolded” her. Robinson asks Chaput: “Did you scold her, Archbishop?” It’s worth a listen.
On a related note, Archbishop Chaput, who is one of CUF’s episcopal advisors, will be speaking at CUF’s anniversary conference in Pittsburgh, which is only three weeks away. (It’s not too late to register!) His talk is entitled “Courageous Families: Humanae Vitae 40 Years Later.”