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.
"They didn’t care about how they looked. It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough. ‘I don’t want to see it and I am not a part of it.’ What the hell! If you have to bomb little kids and send dogs out against human beings, give me a break." But Rangel had praise for a few Republicans. He mentioned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, citing Christie´s criticism of House Republicans for delaying a vote on federal relief aid for states hit by Hurricane
The House voted Friday to prevent the IRS from enforcing any aspect of ObamaCare, a bill meant to exact revenge against an agency that Republicans say is incapable of neutral enforcement of the law. Members approved the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act in a 232-185 vote. Four Democrats supported the bill along with every Republican. The vote capped off several days of work in the House on bills aimed at reining in government regulation and government overreach. House Democrats cast the votes as merely for show, given opposition from the White House and the Senate
The Los Angeles and Chicago metropolitan areas had the most gun murders among the nation’s fifty most-populous metropolitan areas in 2009 and 2010 (the latest years for which date is available), according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During those two years, 1,141 people were gunned to death in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and 1,139 were gunned to death in the Chicago metropolitan area. The New York metropolitan area ranked third with 1,101 gun homicides. The Los Angeles, Chicago and New York metropolitan areas also ranked one,
Terrorist-supporting conservative uberhawk Rep. Peter King (R-New York), sounding very much like a man feeling left out of the Chris Christie vs. Rand Paul story, played the McCainesque America-Firster card against Paul Wednesday on CNN: [W]hat this reminds me of, someone like Senator Paul and others in that isolationist wing -- now, the Republicans had this debate back in the 1930s when you had the isolationists and the Charles Lindberghs that said we should appease Hitler. And the Democrats had it in the
EACH of us took turns over the past 43 years running the Environmental Protection Agency. We served Republican presidents, but we have a message that transcends political affiliation: the United States must move now on substantive steps to curb climate change, at home and internationally. There is no longer any credible scientific debate about the basic facts: our world continues to warm, with the last decade the hottest in modern records, and the deep ocean warming faster than the earth’s atmosphere. Sea level is rising. Arctic Sea ice is melting years faster than projected.
Let’s stipulate a fact: Most men cannot complete US Marine Corps combat training. Let’s stipulate another fact: Washing out trainees who cannot complete the training is one of the purposes of the training. Keep those who can complete it, weed out those who can’t. Let’s stipulate another fact: Washing out trainees who cannot complete the training saves lives by eliminating weak links in combat units. “Weak,” in the context of military combat training, encompasses physical and mental. Most people simply are not suited to military combat, male or female. The Pentagon is trying to integrate
Sen. John McCain appears cautiously optimistic that the House of Representatives will ultimately pass some kind of immigration reform — and says that the GOP is doomed in the 2016 presidential contest if the effort fails. “The crystal ball is a little cloudy because I think August is going to be a very seminal month,” he said, pointing out that members are back interacting with constituents and that a broad coalition of interest groups back comprehensive immigration reform. Mr. McCain was part of a bipartisan group that helped
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On Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa reacted to criticisms from conservative talk show host Mark Levin had made on the same program just 24 hours earlier. In that appearance, Levin suggested the House Republican leadership wasn’t doing its due diligence in investigating the scandals involving the Obama administration, including the Benghazi terrorist attacks and the targeted audits of the Internal Revenue Service. Issa explained to Cavuto that his investigators and his committee were doing its best to connect all the dots,
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I think she’s one of the most fascinating women of our time and this world,” confessed Bob Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC, as part of his announcement that his network is making a miniseries about former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, with Diane Lane in the starring role. Words are funny things. For instance, G.K. Chesterton once remarked that that the word “good” has many uses: “For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of 500 yards, I should call him a good shot but not necessarily a good man.” So it is,
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CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya. Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret. CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy
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[Video] Ouch. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turned down an offer by Sen. Rand Paul to join him for a beer and bury the hatchet in their ongoing -- and very public -- feud. "I´m running for re-election in New Jersey. I don´t really have time for that at the moment," Christie said in an interview on a local radio station. The New Jersey governor said if he finds himself in Washington, "I´ll certainly look him up." But he added: "I don´t suspect I´ll be there anytime soon. I´ve got work to do here."
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Oprah Winfrey said Americans by and large know “diddly-squat” about the history of the civil rights movement. The talk show queen and media mogul made her comments during the promotion of her new film, “The Butler,” about a black man who serves in that capacity through seven administrations at the White House. “They don’t know diddly-squat,” she said in a recent interview with Parade magazine. “Diddly-squat.” Ms. Winfrey also said that when she hears the N-word, she thinks of the “millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree.”
The administration has popped the bubble of hope some small business had that switching to part-time staff would let them escape the high costs of Obamacare. The Small Business Administration on Thursday created a website to explain to businesses that the government will simply tally up the number of part-time employees firms have to determine if enough hours have been worked to essentially create a "full-time equivalent." Some smaller businesses had thought that if they could get under the 50 full-time employee cap that activates Obamacare by cutting full-time workers and hiring more part-time workers they would escape
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Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested on Friday morning that the tea party movement is comprised of the same types of people who fought against the civil rights movement during the 1960s. Speaking with the Daily Beast, Rangel said of the movement: “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked. He added that the tea party movement can be defeated similar to how the civil rights movement eradicated Jim Crow mentality: “It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused