Saturday, October 15, 2005

From the Dept. of "If We Forget the Poor We Will Go To Hell"*

Religious leaders in Colorado -- including my own shepherd Archbishop Charles Chaput -- rally around Referenda C and D, which would increase spending for the poor, the elderly, and the sick if passed in November. Astonishingly, this time the media are okay with religious "meddling" in public policy. In fact, the Denver Post quotes from the Gospel of Matthew in a glowing editorial.

*Phrase coined by Abp.Chaput during a 2004 Mass when he had parishioners repeat three times during the homily: "If we forget the poor,we will go to Hell."