August 22, 2011
Archbishop warns against 'unofficial state atheism'
Amid the relentless drive to eliminate the word "God" from the public discourse, and against a background of Catholic politicians voting to fund abortion, one Catholic Church official has taken a welcome stand. The Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia has spoken out on the liberal media "bias against traditional Christian belief," and warned against pushing religion out of the public square as well as against the "ferocious public smears and legal threats" against Catholics and other religions. CNS News reports on Archbishop Charles Chaput's remarks at a Catholic World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain: We make a very serious mistake if we rely on media like the New York Times, Newsweek, CNN, or MSNBC for reliable news about religion. These news media simply don't provide trustworthy information about religious faith... They have very little sympathy for the Catholic faith, and quite a lot of aggressive skepticism toward any religious community that claims to preach and teach God's...(Read Full Post)