Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Has A New Adversary — The Church


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


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