Archbishop Chaput and Cardinal Cupich clash over Youth Synod

LifeSiteNews | 9/28/2018 | Staff
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PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, September 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput rejected criticism leveled against him by pro-gay Cardinal Blase Cupich over an anonymous critique of the Youth Synod working document that Chaput published on First Things last week.

In a letter released today, Cardinal Cupich alleges that the anonymous critique “falsifies the truth,” displays “condescension toward the issues raised by the bishops’ conferences,” and represents a “woeful lack of understanding of magisterial teaching.”

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Chaput maintains the critique did none of those things and insists he supports it.

In brief, the critique alleges that the Instrumentum Laboris being used for the Synod is heavily naturalistic, too focused on the Church’s need to “listen” rather than teach, presents a distorted definition of vocation, and relays an impoverished understanding of Christian joy.

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Chaput says the critique was written by a “respected” North American theologian and that he published it after having received “scores of emails and letters” from lay Catholics and clergy concerned about the synod’s intent.

He also published it after having concluded the critique was “substantive enough to warrant much wider consideration and discussion as bishop-delegates prepare to engage the synod’s theme.”

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Although currently mired in a scandal involving the removal of a Chicago priest from his parish for burning a LGBT “rainbow pride flag,” Cardinal Cupich found time to respond to Archbishop Chaput in the form of a letter to First Things, the website that originally published the...
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