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not 'fairly' but 'clearly'

By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 20, 2009

During a Fox news interview with Archbishop Charles Chaput, discussing Nancy Pelosi's visit to the Vatican, host Neil Cavuto suggested that the archbishop might see the question of a Catholic politician's responsibility regarding abortion as a "fairly black-and-white issue." Not quite, the Denver prelate replied:

Well it’s not a fairly black and white issue, it’s a clearly black and white issue.

Asked what he would say to the Speaker if she came to Colorado, Archbishop Chaput answered:

I’d say to her what I’d say to anyone. If you don’t accept what the Church teaches, you shouldn’t present yourself for Communion, because Communion means you’re in agreement with what the Church teaches.

 

That's fairly clearly clear, wouldn't you say? It's also a fairly clearly public statement, with which Archbishop Chaput discharges his teaching duty as well as his pastoral responsibility. 

And they say that all comparisons are odious.

 

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