Chaput furious over Clinton emails

    Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has castigated Hillary Clinton's campaign over emails he says display bigotry against Catholics. (AP file photo)

    Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has castigated Hillary Clinton's campaign over emails he says display bigotry against Catholics. (AP file photo)

    Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has lashed out at the Hillary Clinton campaign over leaked emails that he said show an anti-Catholic bias.

    The emails posted by WikiLeaks reveal communications between some Democrats and Clinton campaign aides. In one email between Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, Clinton’s now communications director Jennifer Palmieri and Center for American Progress fellow John Halpin, Halpin writes that conservative Catholics must be drawn to backward gender relations.

    In his weekly column, Chaput recalled meeting in 2008 with the group Catholics United, saying they were “obvious flaks for the Obama campaign,” thinking bishops “were dumb enough to be used as tools” to help Democrats.

    Chaput wrote that the Obama administration is “the most stubbornly unfriendly to religious believers, institutions, concerns and liberty in generations.”

    Chaput, who’s criticized both presidential candidates, approvingly quoted a friend’s comment that voters this year must choose between “a vulgar, boorish lout and disrespecter of women,” and “a scheming, robotic liar with a lifelong appetite for power and an entourage riddled with anti-Catholic bigots.”

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