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Charles Joseph Chaput

Datum narození: 25. září 1944

Charles Joseph Chaput je americký arcibiskup.

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„A konečně nejde o to, co cítíš, abys potvrdil, jak hluboké a upřímné je tvoje setkání s Ježíšem. Vztah s Pánem Bohem určuje skutečnost, jak moc se připodobňuješ Jemu a jak moc Ho toužíš přiblížit jiným v hlásání Evangelia, službě chudým a potřebným, v obraně nenarozených dětí a utváření kultury, která je nakloněná růstu křesťanských rodin.“ o setkání s mládeží v Madridu

„Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant, then it tries to silence good.“


„Tolerance is not a Christian value. Charity, justice, mercy, prudence, honesty--these are Christian values.“

„if new orthodoxies of unbelief attack inherited faith, if scientism and a cult of technology lower our eyes to the gadgets in our hands, the effect ripples across a culture’s soul.“ Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World

„The world hates the story Christians tell. It no longer believes in “sin.” It doesn’t understand the forgiveness of sinners. It finds the ideas of a personal God, immortality, grace, miracles, the Incarnation, the Resurrection, and the whole architecture of the sacraments and the “supernatural” more and more implausible. It sneers at the restraints the Gospel places on appetites and ego. And in place of the Christian narrative of history, it lowers the human horizon to a relentless now of distractions, desires, and suppressed questions about meaning“ Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World

„in a chapter on “repairing God’s house,” they’ll find no new ideas for projects, programs, studies, procedures for nominating bishops, committees, structures, offices, synods, councils, pastoral plans, changed teaching, new teaching, budget realignments, sweeping reforms, or reshuffled personnel. None of those things matter. Or rather, none of them is essential. The only thing essential, to borrow a thought from the great Leon Bloy, is to be a saint. And we do that, as a Church and as individuals, by actually living what we claim to believe, and believing the faith that generations of Christians have suffered and died to sustain.“ Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World

„The White House elected to power in November 2008 campaigned on compelling promises of hope, change, and bringing the nation together. The reality it delivered for eight years was rather different: a brand of leadership that was narcissistic, aggressively secular, ideologically divisive, resistant to compromise, unwilling to accept responsibility for its failures, and generous in spreading blame. As“ Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World

„the tech revolution means more comforts for everyone. It means easier communication, education, transportation, and work. Technology equalizes opportunity in important ways. Much of this is good. But it also fuels a cult of efficiency, a fetish for tools, and a lopsided focus on the future. It fosters boredom with the past. It feeds self-interest. It transfers huge wealth to a new, highly secular leadership class. It punishes many workers in traditional industries. It renders, or seems to render, the “supernatural” obsolete. And with its power to manipulate and propagandize, it reshapes our political life.“ Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World


„Pornography hurts more than the user. It alienates spouses. It destroys real intimacy. It reduces people to objects. And those are just the immediate human costs. The social impact is much wider and more damaging. It’s a major factor in divorce, infidelity, and broken families. And even more brutally, the porn industry also fuels and feeds on the exploitation of women and minors forced into “sex work.” Today“ Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World

„People who hold a classic understanding of sexuality, marriage, and family have gone in just twenty years from pillars of mainstream conviction to the media equivalent of racists and bigots. So what do we do now? Patriotism“ Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World

„We need to engage him with our whole lives. That means cleaning out the garbage of noise and distraction from our homes. It means building real Christian friendships. It means cultivating oases of silence, worship, and prayer in our lives. It means having more children and raising them in the love of the Lord. It means fighting death and fear with joy and life, one family at a time, with families sustaining one another against the temptations of weariness and resentment.“ Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World

„The political scholar Robert Kraynak names four key streams that fed the Founders’ vision: republicanism, constitutionalism, natural law, and cultural tradition.“ Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World


„When we no longer have the courage to live by the truth ourselves, when we no longer really hunger for it, then we no longer insist on it from others. The result is a culture of evasive unreality, a nation of alibis. And we come to accept more dishonesty and less integrity in our politics as unavoidable rules of the road. The“ Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World

„we’re often worse than pagans. True pagans had a reverence for nature and the gods. Today we worship ourselves and our tools. That sin defaces the world.“ Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World

„As Kraynak notes, “the Founders believed that freedom was based on moral order, not moral relativism.” They drew their natural law principles from John Locke, Cicero, and others, as well as from the strong natural law tradition in Christian thought. Thus, for Kraynak, “Without natural law—meaning an objective moral law put into nature and human nature by the Creator—the ideal of republican liberty lacks an ultimate foundation.”13 The“ Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World

„The point of this work and the Christian life as a whole is not burden and drudgery, but joy. Jesus“ Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World

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