25-Aug-08 - Archbishop Charles Chaput on Faith and Politics: Better Together [via EWTN]

By Karna Swanson DENVER, Colorado, AUG. 22, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Not only does religion have a place in the public square, a democracy needs the inpu…

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Archbishop Chaput: The moral witness of the Church doesn’t change, whether it’s an election year or not. We face a lot of very important issues this fall: the economy, immigration reform, the war in Iraq. These are urgent and compelling, but** they can’t be used as an excuse to ignore the unborn child.**

No matter how much we want to cover it over with talk about “wider social issues,” the abortion struggle remains the foundational social issue of our time. There’s no way of wriggling around the profits, the brutality and the injustice of abortion with pious language or theatrical gestures. Abortion is legalized homicide. It has to stop. Every other right depends on the right to life.

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