Though I grew up in Denver, I admittedly know nothing about former Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput. I appreciated this article about his critique of American culture and especially how it was influenced by the tragedy that occurred at Columbine High School in 1999.
“The problem of violence isn’t out there in bad music and bloody films. The real problem is in here, in us, and it won’t be fixed by v-chips,” he said. “We’ve created a culture that markets violence in dozens of different ways, seven days a week. … When we build our advertising campaigns on consumer selfishness and greed, and when money becomes the universal measure of value, how can we be surprised when our sense of community erodes?”
Read the full article here: From Denver to the Main Line