Speaking in Toronto, Archbishop Charles “My name rhymes with ‘slap you'” Chaput recently called on Catholics not to engage in the “spirit of adulation bordering on servility” towards our new president. The speech in its entirety is pretty hard-hitting, but I particularly like this part:
“I think modern life, including life in the Church, suffers from a phony
unwillingness to offend that poses as prudence and good manners, but too often
turns out to be cowardice. Human beings owe each other respect and appropriate
courtesy. But we also owe each other the truth — which means candor.”
He also notes that we have no duty to respect our leaders when they violate natural law.