Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, says the Roman Catholic Church will continue to resist the Obama administration requirement that religiously affiliated hospitals, charities and colleges provide health insurance covering sterilization, contraception and abortifacients. “The only thing we’re certainly prepared to do is not give in -- not violate our consciences and not obey what we consider to be something immoral,” Dolan said at a news conference in Maryland on Tuesday. “That we’re committed on.” “We took a bit of a breather as we waited for Election Day because the results of Election
Comments: He´s still willing to work with the government towards a resolution?? Good luck with that. The regime is just getting started.
An interesting confrontation: one side with no "weapons" save a moral belief system and hopefully deep reserves of courage against a group which claims to have the self-given "right" to murder anyone (including Americans) that they deem suitable for murder.
The ultimate goal is one-payer health system, zero said it might take 10 yrs. So besides putting the insurance companies out of business, it is absolutely necessary to eliminate the Catholic Hospitals, not all employees are Catholic but the facilities are 30% of the existing facilities. As a bonus Catholic schools that employ, other than Catholics will also, poof, go away. What a win-win for the won. Naturally the govt will need to fill the void left by those radical Bible clingers.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan to freedom-loving Americans: Resistence is not futile.
The Catholic Church has now set up a template for virtually seceding from the union without angering the Washington Politburo enough to send out the troops:
´´(Fill in the blank) will continue to resist the Obama administration requirement that (fill in the blank).´´
Every state that opposes ObamaCare or any other economy- or freedom-destroying federal regulation should adopt that as their motto. The Politburo can´t send states and religious institutions to jail. To the virtual barricades!
All the election proved was that some people will vote for the guy who is willing to take something from others and give it to them. When he starts taking from them there will be trouble. Come Jan 1, some of those who are getting earned income tax credit checks from the government will see those checks stop. Let the screaming begin.
Unfortunately #4 the American "politburo" can withhold funds of all kinds from states, and can arrest priests and bishops. Remember what Cardinal George said, that he expects to die in bed, and sadly probably will soon because of his recurrent cancer, and that he expects his successor to die in jail. The regime and its liberal supporters, from Hollywood to the MSM cares nothing about Christianity and will do its best to eliminate it, knowing that individual Christians will do nothing violent and that an increasingly immoral America will simply shrug its shoulders.
#6 is onto something. My Church has 25,000 registered members. Weekly Mass attendance averages around 5,000. I would not expect those missing 20k, who find it too onerous to even attend Mass, to fight very hard for something like birth control.
This might have been avoided had the USCCB been less trusting of Obama´s empty promises to ensure conscience protections for healthcare workers and institutions, or of his claims to be anti-abortion during the 2008 campaign. They gave the street hustler the benefit of the doubt in 2008, distracted by his open advocacy of anti-poverty measures, when they should have studied his voting record as an Illinois state senator (which made it clear he had no problems at all with making abortions more available and plentiful).
Too long our Catholic clergy have since FDR pushed the vote for the give to the poor democrats and slowly the dems have kept moving father to the left and all of a sudden the are anti religion socilaists.I guess you get what you promoted all these years.
I guess the Methodists, Baptists, Lutherans and etc, did not believe in freedom of religion. Don´t they own hospitals too. Now for each infraction of obamacare by a hosptial the fine is $55,000.00. Doctors or healthcare providers that are reported for not performing an operation or not providing an prescription will not be allowed to be paid by the insurance industry under the affordable healthcare act. They are black balled. Read the regulatory language behind the law.
Hopefully, ObamaCare will be identified for what it is, a direct assault on the freedom of religion (not freedom to worship). As the veil is removed from the hideous face of ObamaCare, we pray that those with marginal beliefs will respond to the call to defend the right to religion in all aspects of daily life, and strengthen their religious identities.
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