Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I love Archbishop Chaput

Saith the good bishop:

“The more that Catholic universities or hospitals mute their religious identity; the more that Catholic social ministries weaken their religious character ... the less useful to the Gospel they become,” he said.


“Catholic social ministry begins and ends with Jesus Christ,” he said. “If it doesn’t, it isn’t Catholic.”


“And if our social work isn’t deeply, confidently and explicitly Catholic in its identity, then we should stop using the word 'Catholic.' It’s that simple.”

There may come a time when Catholics might have to suffer going to jail for dispensing Catholic charity on Catholic terms. We already see it with sidewalk counsellors. It's only the tip of the iceberg.