Thursday, March 23, 2017

Politicizing Religion

A "conservative" archbishop: Abp. Chaput holds prayer service on Feast of St. Joseph in support of immigrants by Brian O'Neel
The Archbishop of Philadelphia told a crowd of 200 that many immigrants and refugees “had a steady diet of anxiety and confusion these last months. And that fear and anxiety rests in great degree in the lives of families.”

Turning the occasion of a saint's feast day into a show of political advocacy at the exclusion of all other issues that may possibly linked to a particular saint is a mistake. Doing so on the basis of bad theology or erroneous reasoning just compounds that mistake.

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