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Bishops won’t be Obama’s pawn
New York Post, by Editorial

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/9/2013 5:25:02 AM

Good for the Catholic bishops. About a week ago, with much fanfare, Team Obama announced a “compromise” to the contraceptive mandate it aims to impose on employers. Thursday, the bishops said they’ve seen the offer and it doesn’t amount to much: The administration’s highly restrictive view of what qualifies as a religious ministry still puts Catholic universities, charities and hospitals at risk. The bishops also resisted the administration’s effort to get the church to take protection for itself at the expense of others, especially private individuals and family-owned businesses. “We cannot now abandon them,” said the bishops’ statement.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judith, 2/9/2013 6:55:21 AM     (No. 9166875)

Obama will quickly flip this over to immigration and the bishops will all fall in line with obama´s plans for this country. The abortion controversy will go by the way and the focus will be on "the poor immigrants". I´d bet money on it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/9/2013 8:02:29 AM     (No. 9166954)

Obama has undoubtedly seen the fact that the Church hierarchy has rolled over for decades, allowing the CINOS in Congress to support issues that go against Church doctrine, and has decided that he can bully them to his own ends and they will not do a thing to stop him.

Vatican and mainstreet Catholics, it is time to fish or cut bait and stop supporting these political CINOS.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Doctor P, 2/9/2013 10:59:24 AM     (No. 9167296)

They don´t want the laity to be rooked either.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tisHimself, 2/9/2013 11:03:25 AM     (No. 9167304)

The new American Hierarchy is different. These guys are JPII trained and ordained, traditionalists, not kumbya Vatican II new world social change leftists. Obama´s Catholic contacts are on the outside looking in----marxist theology has no American backers among the Bishops anymore.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: columba, 2/9/2013 11:28:45 AM     (No. 9167343)

In plain words: Forcing Christians to pay for baby-killing is a violation of a lot of morals - and the Constitution too.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Vivi, 2/9/2013 11:33:50 AM     (No. 9167357)

If you´re Catholic and haven´t discovered the explosion of excellent programming on Catholic radio google ´´Catholic radio ´´, pick one to stream on computer or phone and dive in. Most of it seems to be EWTN programming. Not a squishy CINO in sight. They enjoy a heavy stream of callers on call in shows from all over the country. It´s taking off in a way I never imagined possible.

This is not political programming at all BUT, the reason I bring it up is that this topic comes up almost every time I tune in. Lines in the sand are bring drawn by this administration. Stay tuned and prayerful. This feels like a battle. Catholics are being required to fund things that we believe ends a human life. We just won´t do that. Agree with the Church about when life begins or don´t. Point is the government does not have the constitutional authority to violate religious freedoms in such ways.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: grounded, 2/9/2013 6:32:05 PM     (No. 9167892)

Mother Church must be terribly conflicted these days. On the one hand they totally embrace the whole lefty "social justice" scam. Plus the Church looks at all those Latino amnestyites as potential future parishioners in a time of declining church attendance. Meanwhile the democrat party slaps them around on the issues of conscience like abortion and contraception.

Hello all you bishops and archbishops and cardinals out there, the dims are a bunch of moral relativists whose only objective is advancing the agenda, and they will gladly take advantage of you if you want to be a bunch of useful idiots.

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