Chaput\'s narrow-minded politics rejected by bishops

Continuing our reporting in this space on attempts to tear down the wall between church and state by a Catholic fringe element led by His Eminence Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Denver, American bishops recently completely repudiated Chaput’s bizarre notion that Catholics should spend all their energy trying to elect anti-abortion zealots to public office while ignoring dead Iraqi children, giving him only five votes out of 230 in an election for president of the United States Conference of Bishops.

Elected instead was Bishop Skylstead of Spokane, in spite of criticism by the fanatics that he spent too much time talking about low-priority issues such as war and capital punishment. The same fanatics also tried to make an issue of Skylstead’s creative approach of taking the diocese into bankruptcy in order to deal fairly with the victimes of decades of priestly pedophilia.

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