With LifeSite News, I do not know if Archbishop Charles Chaput’s statement, well titled "There is No Equivalence", on the Planned Parenthood videos was an intentional response to Archbishop Blase Cupich’s intentionally distracting response. But it put Cupich’s slimy statement in its place nonetheless.
I will post only the first paragraph because . . . well, because it is amazing, a wonderfully succinct demolition of Cupich’s sophistry.
Here's a simple exercise in basic reasoning. On a spectrum of bad things to do, theft is bad, assault is worse and murder is worst. There's a similar texture of ill will connecting all three crimes, but only a very confused conscience would equate thieving and homicide. Both are serious matters. But there is no equivalence. The deliberate killing of innocent life is a uniquely wicked act. No amount of contextualizing or deflecting our attention to other issues can obscure that.
And, as I pointed out yesterday, “deflecting our attention to other issues” is exactly what Cupich attempted to do. Thanks be to God for Chaput’s continued clarity and courage in cutting through such libchurchly bull manure.