“Render Unto Caesar” and “Vote for Real Hope and Change” by Archbishop Charles Chaput
UPDATE: Archbishop Chaput will be my guest in hours two and three today to discuss his new book, linked below. See also Archbishop Burke’s new call for Catholics who support abortion rights to refrain from receiving Holy Communion. (More below)
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver writes on the election ahead of us in First Things.
Archbishop Chaput has a new book out, Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Public Life, which should be read by every Catholic and far beyond that flock as well. Any person of faith interested in the growing pressure to banish faith from the public square or troubled by the noisy-if-not-very-influential rise of the new atheism will be encouraged by Chaput’s bold and clear defense of Christian participation in the debates of the day as Christians.
Order one for yourself, and send one to an agnostic/atheist in your life as well.
UPDATE, cont: From the story on Archbishop Burke:
The prefect of the Apostolic Signature, Archbishop Raymond Burke, said this week that Catholics, especially politicians who publically defend abortion, should not receive Communion, and that ministers of Communion should be responsibly charitable in denying it to them if they ask for it, “until they have reformed their lives.”