We thought our supporters would like to read the following correspondence by Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput. It is directed to Catholic Democrats.
Dear Mr. Roth,
In a May 14 posting on your website, Patrick Whelan claims that:
“[Kansas City’s Archbishop Naumann] was a keynote speaker at a Denver conference in the fall of 2007 at which all the Republican presidential candidates appeared.”
I read this news with considerable interest since I was at that conference – in fact the Archdiocese of Denver sponsored it — and no Republican presidential candidates were anywhere in the audience. The conference is annual and non-partisan; in fact it focuses on John Paul II’s encyclical, The Gospel of Life – something every Catholic, of whatever political party, should have a grounding in.
I’m sure you’ll want to publicly correct this mistaken information as soon as possible.
By the way, the Democratic presidential candidates would have been most welcome at the Denver conference. I didn’t see them in the audience either.
Be assured of my good will and prayers.
Sincerely yours in Christ,