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.

snippet:
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.

5 comments:

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.

simplycatholic said...

Oh my,

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