CNA: Archbishop Chaput: Some Catholic Bishops were ‘Too Compliant’ with Pandemic Restrictions

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Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks to members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Region III during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit, at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, on Nov. 27, 2019. (photo: Daniel Ibanez/CNA / EWTN)

The archbishop told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he was sympathetic to the situation of bishops and other Church leaders, because it is an essential part of Christianity to be “cooperative” in order to serve the common good.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. The Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia last week said that some Catholic bishops were “too compliant” with state and local restrictions on churches during the recent pandemic.

“If you don’t reach out to people who are lonely and suffering and dying in a time like the pandemic, then you’re not being the Church, and that’s very, very bad for everyone involved,” retired Archbishop Charles Chaput said last Friday on Fox News’ streaming service, Fox Nation. …

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