Denver, Colo., Apr 18, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Archbishop Charles Chaput’s recent opinion column created a stir among Colorado politicians after he stated that Catholic politicians must advocate laws that respect the sanctity of life. The archbishop of Denver also suggested that those who break with Church teachings on sanctity-of-life issues are only “Catholic” by name.
The archbishop made this statement last week in his column that appears in the archdiocesan newspaper, the Denver Catholic Register.
The Denver Post reported that two Republicans publicly supported the archbishop’s statement, while one Democrat spoke out against it.
Republican U.S. Senate hopeful and renowned brewery owner Peter Coors thinks the archbishop is right to challenge Catholic politicians to follow Church teachings, reported the Post. Coors is a staunch Catholic, who opposes abortion rights and the death penalty.