Liberals don’t like uppity bishops

Liberals don’t like uppity bishops

Archbishop Chaput’s defense of Catholic teaching are not going unnoticed by Denver’s liberal press. Denver Post Columnist Dian Carman, a chip off the Ellen Goodman/Eileen McNamara block, sets her sights on the archbishop. She thinks that a Catholic bishop actually standing up for what the Church teaches, correcting public misstatements of that teaching by political candidates, and calling Catholics to live their faith is a violation of the separation of Church and state.

Right from the start of her column, Carman spouts falsehoods:

For decades, to the dismay of many Catholics, including my mother, most bishops remained silent on a wide array of social issues. Catholic leaders insisted it was not their place to comment on the civil rights movement or the Vietnam War or the genocide of the Jews during the Holocaust.

False, false, and false. Catholic priests and bishops were in the forefront of protests against all those things. just ask St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Edith Stein about the Holocaust. Maybe not every priest and bishop was doing it, but enough to make her statement patently false.

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