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Catholic Bishop Contradicts USCCB; Wishes Health Care Law Were Repealed

posted on July 4, 2012

In an interview with the National Catholic Register, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia appears to break with the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ “official stance of not supporting repeal of the Affordable Care Act,” Nick Sementelli writes for Faith in Public Life. During the interview, Chaput stated, “There’s no declaration on the part of the Church that [healthcare] has to be accomplished through government intervention.” Sementelli criticizes the archbishop, writing that “Chaput’s argument sounds more like that of a Tea Party politician than a Catholic prelate.”

Read at Faith in Public Life