Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Has A New Adversary — The Church

3.15.2017

The profanity-prone president and his country’s Catholic Church are at loggerheads, mostly over Duterte’s war on drugs, which has killed more than 7,500 people in less than a year.

CHR Comment: The pastoral letter from the bishops’ conference opposes the war on drugs as a reign of terror and opposes use of the death penalty. The Philippines are 80% Roman Catholic.

Source: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Has A New Adversary — The Church : Parallels : NPR

Archbishop Chaput

3.6.2017

Recent, ugly nonsense about those who supposedly cannot refrain from sinful sexual relations is pastoral cruelty disguised as kindness. The voice of Archbishop Chaput, by contrast, strikes a welcome and profound note of clarity and true compassion.

CHR Comment: A brief essay concerning the Archbishop’s recent book, Strangers in a Strange Land, reflecting also on the importance of this bishop.

Source: A Book for Me and All Protestants to Read | Carl R. Trueman | First Things