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Tag Archives: Charles Chaput

Chaput navigating rocky first weeks in embattled Philly archdiocese

Former Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput took the reins in sex-scandal-plagued Philadelphia last week. A sampling of YouTubes posted last week offers a snapshot of his trying first days there, a new Church leader in a place grown deeply distrustful of...

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September 13, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Colorado clergy join in calling for a federal budget fair to the poor

Prominent Christian pastors in the United States who have dedicated themselves to serving the poor and most vulnerable citizens don't believe in trickle-down economics and they don't believe the problem of poverty should be left for churches to address. More...

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July 14, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Denver Archbishop Chaput: In video game ruling, court ignored lesson of Columbine

Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput has weighed in on the recent Supreme Court decision (pdf) that struck down a law banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. His arguments in favor of restricting the availability of...

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July 5, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Catholic group drops child programs as civil unions take effect in Illinois

This past spring, debate in Colorado over a same-sex civil unions bill raised questions about citizen equality, child and family protections, religious freedom and anti-gay bigotry. News coming out of Illinois, where a civil unions bill that passed in...

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June 3, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Denver Archbishop Chaput praises lawmakers for killing civil unions bill

In his weekly column at the Denver Archdiocese website, Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated the death of state Senator Pat Steadman's same-sex civil unions bill. He said the bill was not about civil rights but about "securing legitimacy for personal...

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April 5, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Colorado faith leaders urge lawmakers to support civil unions

In advance of a committee hearing scheduled for Monday on state Senator Pat Steadman's civil unions bill, Colorado faith leaders held a press conference at the capitol Thursday expressing support for the bill. Their presence at the capitol was...

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March 4, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics

Cardinal O’Malley departs from Archbishop Chaput, welcomes children of gays

Nine months after Hingham Catholic school in Boston rescinded the application of a child of lesbian parents, the Archdiocese there has adopted a new admissions policy that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. The new policy comes at the direction...

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January 15, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Politics
‘Women’s issues’: Major factor or mere distraction in Colo Senate race

‘Women’s issues’: Major factor or mere distraction in Colo Senate race

The media has ignited this week with stories in Colorado centered on “life” and “women’s” issues. Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet is underlining GOP rival Ken […]...

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October 7, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
Another Colorado Catholic priest placed on leave after sex abuse allegations

Another Colorado Catholic priest placed on leave after sex abuse allegations

Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput has placed another Colorado priest on leave after what Chaput called a “credible” abuse allegation surfaced earlier this month. Fr. Dorino […]...

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May 17, 2010 Blog, Politics
Archbishop Chaput removes Centennial priest accused of abuse

Archbishop Chaput removes Centennial priest accused of abuse

The Church sex abuse scandal came home this week to Colorado. Charles Chaput, the politically outspoken Archbishop of Denver who has been mostly mum on […]...

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April 12, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

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Between Trump, Kochs and his constituents, Coffman was caught on a vote that never happened

Colorado Republican Mike Coffman said early Friday that he supported the AHCA, the GOP’s plan in the U.S. House to repeal and replace Obamacare. By the afternoon, […]

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