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Heroes of the Synod: Archbishop Charles Chaput

October 7th, 2015, Promulgated by benanderson – Marriage as a witness to hope

Archbishop Charles Chaput delivered the following speech, termed an intervention, Oct. 7 in Rome at the Synod of Bishops on the Family. Pope Francis is leading selected bishops from around the world this month to discuss pastoral issues concerning marriage and family.


The Instrumentum seemed to present us with two conflicting views: pastoral despair or a decision to hope. When Jesus experienced the pastoral despair of his Apostles, he reminded them that for man a thing may seem impossible, but for God all things are possible.


2 Responses to “Heroes of the Synod: Archbishop Charles Chaput”

  1. avatar Scott W. says:

    Chaput’s is a good example of authentic “nuance”. Usually, when someone says we have to look at an issue with more nuance, it’s usually code for “obfuscate and capitulate”. It’s like those algebra questions where you know the value of “y” in “= y” and are asked to show your work. If all the fancy work to the left of the equals sign comes to something not y, then it isn’t nuance, it’s just lying.

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