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August 24, 2012

Intolerant tolerance

Archibishop Chaput of Philadelphia knows a thing or two about tolerance. As the Catholic Church has come under increasing pressure to bend its social values, including teachings on life and marriage, the archbishop wrote, “We need to remember that tolerance is not a Christian virtue. Charity, justice, mercy, prudence, honesty -- these are Christian virtues. And obviously, in a diverse community, tolerance is an important working principle. But it’s never an end itself. In fact, tolerating grave evil within a society is itself a form of serious evil.”

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