Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Archbishop Chaput and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Denver's Archbishop Chaput continues to make waves. Recently, he was invited to give a welcoming address to the annual gathering of the Leadership Council of Women's Religious, who held their meeting in Denver. I think they got more than the bargained for.

Life Site News reports on it here.

The text of his welcoming address is here.

The theme of this meeting is “On This Holy Mountain.” As I was thinking about that theme, my mind turned to the Transfiguration. The Transfiguration showed the Apostles and us that Jesus is not merely a great teacher or wise thinker or brave leader. He is our Lord and God. So Christian discipleship and consecrated life demand more than a polite relationship with Jesus and His Church. Christ does ask for our approval or agreement. He doesn’t need either. Instead, He asks us to follow him – radically, with all we have, and without exceptions or reservations. What he deserves is our love – a love that is expressed in our worship, in our service to others and in our obedience to the Church.


Anonymous said...

Archbishop Chaput - AMEN!

Adoro te Devote said...

Archbishop Chaput is my Hero.

G said...

I honestly never thought I'd live long enough to see a bishop with this much spine. Now how in the heck do we export that to my diocese??????

Joseph Fromm said...

The "Great Push-back" continues.

Anonymous said...

Oh my,

I would have loved to have been sitting in the audience. I wonder what the response was.