As the Democratic National Convention gets underway this week in Philadelphia, the Democratic National Committee is reeling from an email hacking scandal that exposed an insider discussion to possibly attack U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) over his religious beliefs.
Denver's Roman Catholic Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says he is "tired of people telling religious folks to be quiet in the public square because of constitutional questions of separation of church and state."
And it looks as though the Democratic Party might be tired of hearing from Chaput. Despite being the leader of Colorado's largest religious denomination, Chaput will not be among the religious leaders praying or speaking this week at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
He's baaaaack! Like Freddy Krueger in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies, you just can't get rid of Randall Terry.
The Democratic National Convention kicked off yesterday, and I couldn't help but notice the opening invocation. Polly Baca, a former Colorado state senator, led off with a prayer that mentioned Jesus Christ and ended with her crossing herself "in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit."
That's how Roman Catholics pray. Others do things differently – and, of course, some people don't pray at all. It surprised me to see such a sectarian invocation before what was surely a very diverse audience.