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Archbishop Chaput critiques retired Vatican cardinal’s praise of Obama

October 06, 2009

Writing in Il Foglio, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver has responded to an article by Cardinal Georges Marie Martin Cottier, the Swiss Dominican who served as the theologian of the Pontifical Household from 1990 to 2005 and had offered an extremely positive interpretation of President Barack Obama’s remarks at the University of Notre Dame on May 17. “Regrettably and unintentionally, Cardinal Cottier’s articulate essay undervalues the gravity of what happened at Notre Dame,” writes Archbishop Chaput. "It also overvalues the consonance of President Obama’s thinking with Catholic teaching."


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  • Posted by: Bernadette - Oct. 07, 2009 10:59 PM ET USA

    Yes, the "new look" is much easier to read and the use of red as in"NEWS" is helpful. Everything seems to this old lady much clearer, sharper. Thank you! As for Archbishop Chaput, I love him! He is so faithful and strong.

  • Posted by: golsutigers53214 - Oct. 06, 2009 5:40 PM ET USA

    Love the new look! Great job! Keep it coming. Dr. C.H.Bercier.