Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lucia Catholics should be Catholic in public as well as private

Archbishop Chaput, in talking about the desire of secularists to push religious faith out of the public sphere makes the point that we are either Catholic all of the time with our faith guiding how we live and make decisions, or we are phonies.

We can't claim to be a faithful husband or wife and then cheat on our spouse. And we can't claim to love God and be a "good Catholic," but then ignore what it means to be Catholic in our business dealings, our social policies and in our political choices. Christian faith is always personal but never private. It either guides our behavior all the time, both in public and in private, or it's phony. And if it's phony, we should stop trying to fool ourselves. We need to be faithful Catholics first. If we're good at that, then every other quality of fruitful citizenship will follow.

Related link: Abp. Chaput urges Catholics to fight "for their ideas in the public square"

4 comment(s):

PatO said...

Its understandable if people are ashamed to be Catholic in public. The Catholic church is the world's largest pedophile protection program, and anyone who admits to be part of it is complicit in allowing it to happen.

Lucia Maria said...

PatO,

If you don't know that comment of yours is a lie, then consider yourself informed.

Cartwright said...

Consider yourself ill informed LM, PatO is right on the mark.

What has been revealed so far is only the tip of the iceberg.

Lucia Maria said...

And how do you know that, Cartwright?

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