Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 15, 2016 / 08:34 am
In his latest column for the Philly Catholic Archdiocesan paper, Archbishop Chaput shared some of his personal thoughts on the upcoming presidential election, and implored Catholics to take the time to pray and form their consciences before voting.
This year is a particularly interesting one for Catholics, Archbishop Chaput said, because both major candidates for president "have astonishing flaws."
The archbishop, himself a long-time registered Independent, said this realization is both "depressing and liberating at the same time."
"Depressing, because it's proof of how polarized the nation has become. Liberating, because for the honest voter, it's much easier this year to ignore the routine tribal loyalty chants of both the Democratic and Republican camps," he wrote.