SPISSKE, PODHRADIE, Slovakia, August 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – MUST READ Excerpts from Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput’s address to the 15th symposium for the Canon Law Association of Slovakia on Tuesday:
Today’s secularizers have learned from the past. They are more adroit in their bigotry; more elegant in their public relations; more intelligent in their work to exclude the Church and individual believers from influencing the moral life of society. Over the next several decades, Christianity will become a faith that can speak in the public square less and less freely. A society where faith is prevented from vigorous public expression is a society that has fashioned the state into an idol. And when the state becomes an idol, men and women become the sacrificial offering….
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If we had frank talk like this from our bishops many years ago, we would not be in the position we’re in today.