While Americans hope President Obama's plans will be the savior the economy needs, a Catholic archbishop has warned against treating Obama like a savior. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver maintains that "in democracies, we elect public servants, not messiahs."
Speaking at a lecture in Canada, Chaput also shared his criticism of Obama's policy. He said:
Whatever his strengths, there’s no way to reinvent his record on abortion and related issues with rosy marketing about unity, hope, and change. Of course, that can change. Some things really do change when a person reaches the White House. Power ennobles some men. It diminishes others. Bad policy ideas can be improved. Good policy ideas can find a way to flourish. But as Catholics, we at least need to be honest with ourselves and each other about the political facts we start with.
The Archbishop delivered a hard message to American Catholics, telling them that they have been "absorbed and bleached and digested" by American culture. Do his words strike a cord with you?