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BREAKING: Every Single Bishop Has Condemned the Obama/HHS Mandate!
CatholicVote.org ^ | 02/16/2012 | Thomas Peters

Posted on 02/16/2012 3:50:53 PM PST by Pyro7480

From Miami, Florida to Seattle, Washington–

Every single Roman Catholic bishop in the United States has condemned in public the Obamacare HHS mandateall 180 bishops who lead dioceses in the U.S. have spoken.

This is a simply incredible, unified, universal Catholic witness on this critical issue of religious freedom.

(To those wondering about my methodology, it is now negative instead of positive — I am no longer able to find a single Roman Catholic bishop who has NOT spoken out against the mandate publicly. It is also my presumption that this conclusion applies to all Eastern Rite and Sui Iuris bishops in the U.S.).

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A great development!
1 posted on 02/16/2012 3:51:02 PM PST by Pyro7480
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; NYer; Salvation; american colleen; Desdemona; StAthanasiustheGreat; ..

Catholic ping!


2 posted on 02/16/2012 3:52:50 PM PST by Pyro7480 (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Pyro7480

You’re goin’ down Obama; and God will see to it that you head in that direction too!


3 posted on 02/16/2012 3:53:41 PM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: Pyro7480

That’s great and everyone needs to pile on der Fuehrer and the democrats over this.

There is a however, however.

These are the same catholic bishops who as a whole supported obama and his “Hope and Change” and who are now upset that he lied to them as he did to the rest of us.

Who you support and how you vote can bite you in the ass, as they are finding out.


4 posted on 02/16/2012 3:57:41 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Pyro7480

bttt


5 posted on 02/16/2012 3:58:57 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Pyro7480

A bunch of woman hatin’, dark age livin’, intolerant, bigoted, old men - the whole lot of them. (/token liberal response)


6 posted on 02/16/2012 3:59:50 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pyro7480
Every single Roman Catholic bishop in the United States has condemned in public the Obamacare HHS mandate

Well, this just makes it all that much more attractive to Obama and his mindless followers.

7 posted on 02/16/2012 4:00:42 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: RJS1950

DING, DING, DING!!!

oh so right.


8 posted on 02/16/2012 4:01:09 PM PST by ak267
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To: Pyro7480

Wow. I am truly surprised.


9 posted on 02/16/2012 4:01:51 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Pyro7480

It was great to hear that my own denomination (LCMS), Eastern Orthodox, Baptists, and Orthodox Jews also stood with the Roman Catholic Church in protesting this unconstitutional violation of religious liberty, at the Congressional hearing this afternoon.

I think all these groups tend to be sleeping giants, but I hope and pray that we all are awake now, and that we can rouse the consciences of all our people as well.


10 posted on 02/16/2012 4:02:30 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Pyro7480

Awesome.

And they will have full support from non-Catholics who are pro-Constitution and pro-freedom.


11 posted on 02/16/2012 4:02:54 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Pyro7480

This might matter if there were any Catholics that remotely cared about any political statements by Bishops. I don’t know any.


12 posted on 02/16/2012 4:04:43 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Pyro7480

What.... And liberals care? This sadly is a non issue when discussed and debated as a “contraception” mandate.

I have heard few voices that are debating what this actually has become. An all powerful dictatorship making unconstitutional mandates.


13 posted on 02/16/2012 4:05:07 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Pyro7480

bump


14 posted on 02/16/2012 4:05:33 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Strategerist

The polling is trending towards the bishops. Look up CNN, Pew, and Rasmussen.


15 posted on 02/16/2012 4:05:53 PM PST by Pyro7480 (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: RJS1950

I think we also need to be asking whether Obama’s “science czar” has already put sterilants or abortifacients in the drinking water or basic food staples, as he has claimed would be justified for the government to do.

These people are tyrants, and people need to realize exactly what they are about.


16 posted on 02/16/2012 4:05:53 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Pyro7480; All

The reason for the unity is that this is coming from the top.

“On January 19, Pope Benedict addressed bishops from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services, and the Virgin Islands. These U.S. bishops were in Rome for their periodic “ad limina” visits, which included meetings with the pope and Vatican officials, covering a wide range of pastoral matters.

His words provide some sober reflection for us. As is usually the case, I would like to provide excerpts of the Pope’s remarks from a CNS News Article and then present my own comments in red.

Pope Benedict XVI warned visiting U.S. bishops that “radical secularism” threatens the core values of American culture, and he called on the church in America, including politicians and other laypeople, to render “public moral witness” on crucial social issues.”

-Msgr Charles Pope


17 posted on 02/16/2012 4:10:00 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: RJS1950

Hugh?


18 posted on 02/16/2012 4:10:25 PM PST by the lastbestlady (I now believe that we have two lives; the life we learn with and the life we live with after that.)
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To: the lastbestlady

And series!


19 posted on 02/16/2012 4:12:18 PM PST by ConservativeChris
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To: Pyro7480

AGain, it won’t change the MSM-Dem narrative. Facts won’t matter.


20 posted on 02/16/2012 4:12:18 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Pyro7480

obamma does not care. There are more heathen than Christians he is thinking.


21 posted on 02/16/2012 4:12:35 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Pyro7480

Including Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks? Woohoo!


22 posted on 02/16/2012 4:14:50 PM PST by redhead (Don't take what doesn't belong to you. LIFE BELONGS TO GOD.)
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To: Pyro7480

Are they opposing Obamacare overall or will they support it if they win the exclusion for themselves?


23 posted on 02/16/2012 4:15:19 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Pyro7480
Every single Roman Catholic bishop in the United States . .

Redundancy Dept.

Aren't all RC bishops single? I thought so.

24 posted on 02/16/2012 4:18:58 PM PST by logician2u
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To: kalee

It’s my understanding that they’re not fighting for the exclusion for just themselves, but for all Americans. However, I would guess that there’s still an internal debate over withdrawing support for ObamaCare overall. Too many bishops have forgotten the Catholic principle of subsidiarity, which is quite compatible with the Founding Fathers’ concept of federalism.


25 posted on 02/16/2012 4:18:58 PM PST by Pyro7480 (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Pyro7480

Didn’t see this on ABC news tonight. But there was a feel good story nothing about Michelle Obama and a real hit piece attacking Santorum once even saying, “shows just how far right he is.”

The media is in full Obama worship mode now.


26 posted on 02/16/2012 4:20:49 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Strategerist

Catholics that attend Mass regularly care. The support of the Bishops will embolden and energize us. This is significant.


27 posted on 02/16/2012 4:22:55 PM PST by TheRightAngler
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To: Strategerist

With respect, I think you will be surprised where this is going.


28 posted on 02/16/2012 4:26:08 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: logician2u

LOL!


29 posted on 02/16/2012 4:27:28 PM PST by Pyro7480 (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Strategerist

I am one of many. At my liberal leaning Catholic church, who counts Newt, Begala and Terry McCauliff as members, there were resounding applause after the Bishops letter was read.


30 posted on 02/16/2012 4:31:57 PM PST by nandrew
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To: Pyro7480

The Bishops are going to need to stay united. Obamacare section 1303 requires enrollees to fund SURGICAL ABORTION, with no exceptions for moral or religious objections.


31 posted on 02/16/2012 4:37:36 PM PST by Ell
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To: Pyro7480

It’s time that they excommunicate everyone who defies the Church on this.

The bishops need to play hardball and clean house of those who sabotage Christ’s teachings.


32 posted on 02/16/2012 4:40:58 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: Strategerist

When catholic hospitals and schools start to close this will hit the fan.

This is just day one. Catholic church is 2000 years old. Obunga has plucked with the wrong people.


33 posted on 02/16/2012 4:41:25 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: Pyro7480

Here’s an idea for the Bishops: Get your flocks to turn against the anti-CHRIST 0bama!


34 posted on 02/16/2012 4:42:50 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: TheRightAngler

I asked this question on another thread and didn’t really receive an answer. So, I’ll ask again..

If for some reason Obama drops this issue, do you think all will be forgiven in November?

I’m not talking about the conservative Catholics that reside at FR..but what about the more liberal members of the church that maybe up in arms now?


35 posted on 02/16/2012 4:49:47 PM PST by berdie
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To: Shadow44
Money will determine what they do...

Plain and simple........

36 posted on 02/16/2012 4:53:48 PM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: Pyro7480

I’m not a Catholic, but AMEN!!!! Redemption perhaps?


37 posted on 02/16/2012 4:56:51 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: berdie

Tis, a good question and I do not know the answer. One would think the bottle has been opened and the genie is out. In a normal world it could not be put back in but this is fair from a normal world.

This said there are many more things that will occur between now and the elections, so much that elections could be postponed? Greece default, Euro collapses, Israel / Iran, US - Syria friendly nations against Syria, Terror attack, US dollar failure (might be longer than a year, could be 3 or 4), Debt ceiling again...

To many factors but I would say they all work against O except the postponement of elections if that were to occur.


38 posted on 02/16/2012 5:01:03 PM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: Pyro7480; Salvation; NYer; ELS; firebrand; Coleus

Wow... great news!


39 posted on 02/16/2012 5:02:26 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: Shadow44
The church should publicly excommunicate Nancy Pelosi. Then announce that to come back she must undergo exorcism.
40 posted on 02/16/2012 5:04:48 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: Pyro7480
Newt Gingrich 2012 Just say No to abstinence, just do it and let the government pay for it.... that is ? that is how the Newt supporters see it..

Abstinence IS a " conservative virtue "
41 posted on 02/16/2012 5:12:22 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Pyro7480

Still waiting for one with courage to excommunicate Nancy Pelosi.


42 posted on 02/16/2012 5:14:30 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Pyro7480

This is a great development ONLY IF CATHOLICS follow the lead of their Bishops.

There are close to 78 Million Catholics in America. The number of adults of voting age in this group comprises a significant size for the November elections.

The question remains — HOW MANY OF THESE ARE FAITHFUL CATHOLICS and how many are the Nancy Pelosi types of CINO ( Catholics in Name Only)?


43 posted on 02/16/2012 5:30:45 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Pyro7480.


44 posted on 02/16/2012 5:32:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: butterdezillion

>I think we also need to be asking whether Obama’s “science czar” has already put sterilants or abortifacients in the drinking water or basic food staples, as he has claimed would be justified for the government to do.
>These people are tyrants, and people need to realize exactly what they are about.

If they do that; well then, as I’m single now and wouldn’t ever have a family that depended on me... that would mean I’m in the “nothing left to lose” category.
Enough people in that category is how revolutionary wars get going.


45 posted on 02/16/2012 5:33:27 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: doug from upland

You must have been visiting my house earlier in the evening, as that is what I was ranting about! Now that would be a statement the Bishops should make to show they mean business!!! Throw her A— out of the Church.


46 posted on 02/16/2012 5:35:24 PM PST by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: Pyro7480
"We can not--and we will not--comply with this unjust law".

Not much wiggle room in that statement.

47 posted on 02/16/2012 6:00:36 PM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: OneWingedShark

I got chills and a big smile on my face reading your post:
“...that would mean I’m in the “nothing left to lose” category.
Enough people in that category is how revolutionary wars get going.”

I don’t think this state of mind has occurred to the bath-house boy; and he’s fertilizing it everyday with his sh*t, unaware.


48 posted on 02/16/2012 6:32:48 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Pyro7480

We’re all Catholics now.


49 posted on 02/16/2012 6:40:05 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Pyro7480

I want to say this if it hasn’t been said before. Obama is winning this argument. He is winning this argument, because he is controlling this argument and what the media is focusing on. All the windbags on the radio and T.V. are talking about this particular mandate, when we should really be talking about repealing the entire healthcare law. Sure, it is obvious that this mandate is scary and people are rightfully outraged, but just 3 years ago before this clown came on the scene, such arguments were completely unimaginable.


50 posted on 02/16/2012 7:09:19 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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