Saturday, May 21, 2005

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput - Denver CO

WASHINGTON - Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on Friday reignited his heated criticism of Catholic politicians who "don't conform" their lives to their religious beliefs.

"When public officials claim to be Catholic but then say they can't offer their beliefs about the sanctity of the human person as the basis of law, it always means one of two things: That person is either very confused or they're very evasive," he said.

Chaput made his remarks at the second annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, where President Bush also spoke.

During last fall's campaign, Chaput criticized Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., a Catholic who says he personally opposes abortion but believes a woman should be able to make her own choice. . . .

Source: Chaput targets Catholic politicians: hits on abortion theme, by Kara N. Edgerson, Scripps Howard News Service. May 21, 2005.