Chaput = "SHAP-yoo" — UPDATED

An interview from 2008: (H/T)

UPDATE: Okay. SHAPyoo seems to be the winner. And here is a really good piece by Dave Gibson on the man.

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First Things has just published A column by Chaput on Catholic Charity in Secular America:

For Catholics, every human person—no matter how disabled, poor, or flawed—has a unique, inviolable dignity. Sanctity of life and the basic rights that go with it begin at conception and continue through natural death.

But civil society consists not just of autonomous individuals. It also consists of communities, which have rights of their own. Catholic institutions are extensions of the Catholic community and Catholic belief. The state has no right to interfere with their legitimate work, even when it claims to act in the name of individuals unhappy with Catholic teaching. The individual’s right to resent the Church or reject her beliefs does not trump the rights of the Catholic community to believe and live according to its faith.

To put it another way, Catholic ministries have the duty to faithfully embody Catholic beliefs about marriage, the family, social justice, sexuality, abortion and other important issues. And if the state forbids those Catholic ministries to be faithful in their services through legal or financial bullying, then as a matter of integrity they should end their services.

The third point gives context to the other two: A new kind of America is emerging in the early 21st century, and it’s likely to be much less friendly to religious faith than anything in the nation’s past. That has implications for every aspect of Catholic social ministry.

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  • j

    September 8th installation.
    You can listen to His Homilies there.

  • Victor

    Victor, Victor, Victor!

    You’ve got to Stop “NOW” before your god (S) starts telling every spiritual body cells in reality also that The Word was made Man and accumulated the best cells of His Creation living on earth about 2000 years ago before most godly cells in reality who have been “Left Behind” when they said while on The Cross with Christ in so many words, Father, Father, why have you forsaken US, start to get wise and start believing that you’re “IT” if you get my drift?

    Long story short, God did not abandon them Victor! You’re not a god yet cause your seed is still growing and I don’t care how many cells in reality convince me, myself, i, sinner vic, sinner victor or any other of these godly cells that Jesus The Christ gave refuge to only good cells cause Victor, dead in bed with not cut “IT” spiritually as being really dead in God’s Eyes if you know what I mean Papa?

    Hey Anchoress! The humility, I mean humidity is terrible around here! What’s “IT” like at your end? :)


  • Thomas L. McDonald

    Actually, this morning he said it should be SHAP-yoo.

  • Manny

    Excellent interview. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for posting it. Chaput for our next Pope!