Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Chaput Quote of the Day

The man tapped to clean up the disaster that is the current crisis in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is one of my favorites - Archbishop Charles Chaput (pronounced sha-pew). In the lead up to his installation on Thursday, I will be posting a quote of his each day.

"Forcing religious faith out of a nation's public square and out of a country's public debates does not serve democracy... What it does do is impose a kind of unofficial state atheism. To put it another way, if we ban Christian Churches or other religious communities from taking an active role in our nation's civic life, we're really just enforcing a new kind of state-sponsored intolerance -- a religion without God."