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Catholic Bishops Send Message To Faithful: We Oppose ObamaCare
HotAir.com ^ | March 14, 2010 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 03/14/2010 2:51:32 PM PDT by raptor22

The Obama administration last week week attempted to argue that Catholic bishops didn’t oppose the Senate version of the ObamaCare bill as a way of “proving” that the bill won’t fund abortions. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has responded by asking parishes to post and/or read aloud a statement that clarifies their position on the bill, which is adamant opposition. In the statement that many Catholic parishioners will find greeting them as they attend Mass, the USCCB not only declares its opposition but also urges Catholics to contact their elected representatives in Washington to stop it:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: catholicdemocrats; healthcare; obamacare; preborn; prolife; righttolife; socialisthealthcare; unborn; unborncatholics
No Catholic can support any legislation or any politician which in any way supports abortion.
1 posted on 03/14/2010 2:51:32 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Finally. What’s taken them so long...I guess better late than never...


2 posted on 03/14/2010 2:52:50 PM PDT by hstacey (An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure...)
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To: raptor22

Thank you


3 posted on 03/14/2010 2:54:47 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: raptor22

But they do and the church has done NOTHING.


4 posted on 03/14/2010 2:55:17 PM PDT by Country Eagle
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To: hstacey
I guess better late than never...

Which reminds me of a story about a snake named Jake who's job it was to guard a lever that if pulled would end the world... long story.

5 posted on 03/14/2010 3:04:57 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: mc5cents

Whoops, the snake was named Nate, not Jake.........


6 posted on 03/14/2010 3:06:00 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: raptor22
Good for them! Let's hope this is enough to stop the govt take over of health care.
7 posted on 03/14/2010 3:07:46 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: Country Eagle

Every Sunday, if they even go to Mass, non-cafeteria Catholics have a chance to talk to their pastor. Put a note in the envelope that says this is the last contribution untril you proclaim the right to life from the pulpit and deny Commununion to those politicians who support abortion. Watch what happens. How many Catholic tea party people are out there?


8 posted on 03/14/2010 3:13:24 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: blueyon

If America’a Catholics voted their faith, Obamacare would be dead and millions would live.


9 posted on 03/14/2010 3:15:19 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: raptor22

Every now and then the USSRCCCB surprises me...


10 posted on 03/14/2010 3:19:13 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: B-Chan

If you read their statement, it sounds as if the only problem they have with obamacare is abortion. Take that out and I think they are on board.


11 posted on 03/14/2010 3:23:23 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: mc5cents

LOL..


12 posted on 03/14/2010 3:26:30 PM PDT by hstacey (An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure...)
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To: raptor22

I say leave the ultimate health care decisions where they belong: WITH GOD! You are always free to PRAY TO DOCTOR GOD for healing. God’s healing can come through direct miracles or by God’s direction to charities and health care providers to help you.

Can’t pay the doc? maybe you should have planned better and saved your money or bought health insurance. If you didn’t, then, you’d better hope the doc FREELY CHOOSES to help you at no charge because you have ZERO claim on his services as a “right.” Otherwise, your next line of defense is charity — which should be REAL charity based on donations freely made and not FORCED taxation.

When all else fails, there is nothing to keep you from treating yourself for your own ailments. Making ME pay should not be on the table.

Bottom line: If you TRUST IN GOD, then you can be sure that He WILL MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION and bring you what you need/deserve when you need/deserve it — even if it isn’t what you THINK you want.

Freedom always involves risk. And yes, some people will get more than others. But that is a SMALL price to pay for LIBERTY! We need to get the government 100% OUT of health care!

In the end, free people are called to live with the consequences of their OWN ACTIONS and the judgement of ALMIGHTY GOD. Government has NO RIGHT to interfere with that process!

Yes, I WOULD rather die than receive KenyanCare. Absolutely. God has more wisdom than all the death panels put together!


13 posted on 03/14/2010 3:39:15 PM PDT by USALiberty
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To: raptor22

Abortion is a benign PC word call it what it is. GENOCIDE: the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. Add the UNBORN to the list. Granny, gramps and the disabled are next on 0 list.

Soylent Green, You Tube has many more scenes...worth watching a few.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MjoPzQUKCU&NR=1

Defeat Obamacare call list: List now contains the new MAYBES culled from FR posts. Be sure to call KNOWN RINOS too.

KEEP THE CALLS UP! DC OFFICE LOCAL OFFICE

Code Red” - House Target List on Health Care

The National Republican Congressional Committee has published a target list on health care. In addition to continuing to contact the five Tennessee Democrat Congressmen, you can go http://www.votervoice.net/link/clickthrough/ext/94697.aspx to contact some of these targets. Much of the talk following Obama’s announcement has focused on how to defeat this second bill through reconciliation, but that is misleading because the first step to defeating Obamacare is not by concentrating on defeating the “fixer” bill but by defeating the Senate bill in the House when it goes to the floor for an up-or-down vote on Thursday, March 18th.

Rep. Lincoln Davis 202-225-6831 Columbia office: 931-490-8699
Rep. Jim Cooper 202-225-4311 Nashville office: 615-736-5295
Rep. Bart Gordon 202-225-4231 Murfreesboro office: 615-896-1986
John Tanner (202) 225-4714, Union City, (731) 885-7070, Jackson Phone: (731) 423-4848, Millington (901) 873-5690 TN (MAYBE)
Rep. Steve Cohen 202-225-3265 Memphis office: 901-544-4131
Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 (480) 946-2411 AZ 5th District
Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 (520) 881-3588 AZ 8th District
Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 (928) 226-6914 AZ 1st District
Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 925-833-0643 CA 11th District
John Salazar 202-225-4761 970-245-7107 CO 3rd District
Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 (866) 453-0028 CT 4th District
Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176 (407) 841-1757 FL 8th District
Bill Foster (202) 225-2976 630-406-1114 IL 14th District
Baron Hill 202 225 5315 812 288 3999 IN 9th District
Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276 (517) 780-9075 MI 7th District
Gary Peters (202) 225-5802 (248) 273-4227 MI 9th District
Dina Titus (202) 225-3252 702-256-DINA (3462) NV 3rd District
Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456 (603) 743-4813 NH 1st District
Tim Bishop (202) 225-3826 (631) 696-6500 NY 1st District
John Hall (202) 225-5441 (845) 225-3641 x49371 NY 19th District
Bill Owens (202) 225-4611 (315) 782-3150 NY 23rd District
James Matheson Toll-Free Number 1 (877) 677-9743 (202) 225-3011Mike Arcuri (202)225-3665 (315)793-8146 NY 24th District
Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 (315) 423-5657 NY 25th District
Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District
Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216 (513) 684-2723 OH 1st District
Mary Jo Kilroy (202) 225-2015 (614) 294-2196 OH 15th District
Zach Space (202) 225-6265 (330) 364-4300 OH 18th District
Kathy Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406 (814) 456-2038 PA 3rd District
Patrick Murphy (202) 225-4276 (215) 826-1963 PA 8th District
Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731 (570) 585-9988 PA 10th District
Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District
John Spratt (202) 225-5501 (803)327-1114 SC 5th District
Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711 (276) 656-2291 VA 5th District
Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172 (304) 623-4422 WVA 1st District
Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452 (304) 252-5000 WVA 3rd District
Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665 (920) 437-1954 WI 8th District
Bart Stupak (202) 225 4735 MI (MAYBE)
Brian Baird (202) 225-3536, Vancouver, (360) 695-6292. Olympia, (360) 352-9768, (MAYBE)
senator mark begich (202) 224-3004 toll free. (877) 501 - 6275 just became a MAYBE
Jason Altmire 202-225-2565, Aliquippa, 724-378-0928,
Natrona Heights, 724-226-1304 (MAYBE)

On the Bubble (Major developments from the “yes” and “no” columns in the House)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2467046/posts

Congressional Dems on Twitter
http://www.arrghpaine.com/congressional-dems-on-twitter

And here are toll-free numbers we can use to call any Senators or Reps.
At the first number below you must wait through a tape recording urging you to tell your Rep or Senator to vote “yes” for the health care bill. Just hang on and when the recording is over, you will get the Capitol operator. Just ask for your Rep or Senator’s office. Then you will either talk to an aid or have the chance to leave a message for him/her to vote NO on the health care bill.

When you use the second number and the Capitol operator comes on, just ask for your Rep or Senator’s office. Every time I use this number I get the Rep or Senator’s answer machine, so it may be set up that way all the time...to go to their answer machine. Either way you can leave a message to vote NO on the health care bill!

We need to use these toll free numbers that have been set up for the health care/ BO supporters and illegals to use! After all they are FREE!
1-800-828-0498
1-866-220-0044


14 posted on 03/14/2010 3:46:28 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: raptor22

It’s not just the Catholic church, none of them do it. To afraid of getting their 501C3’s yanked.


15 posted on 03/14/2010 3:48:14 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: hstacey

What’s taken the Catholic Bishops so long? Perhaps I’ve missed it but where are the leaders of the other denominations in speaking out against this?


16 posted on 03/14/2010 3:57:31 PM PDT by jla (http://blogpimpin.blogspot.com/)
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To: jla

Well I guess it’s just me and I am Catholic. I just wanted to hear my church come down against this. I hear it at mass, but nothing in the news. Finally they have found their voices...


17 posted on 03/14/2010 4:02:51 PM PDT by hstacey (An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure...)
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To: raptor22
Stop Abortion Funding in Health Care Reform!
18 posted on 03/14/2010 4:33:22 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Amen.


19 posted on 03/14/2010 4:37:12 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: raptor22

Yep..thanks for kissing Obama’s tail end Notre Dame...how is that working out for you? I hope an Obama voter is the first to do jail time for not buying the “Romans insurance”.


20 posted on 03/14/2010 4:54:18 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: raptor22

“In the insert, the Bishops again urge Catholics to contact their House and Senate members urging them to oppose the Senate Health Care Bill unless changes regarding abortion funding, conscience and immigrants are made.”

The Marxist ideology of the Bishops is made transparent in their own notice on this issue; for acceptance of all the other Marxist gimmicks in the legislation, sans the few they say they oppose, they would have no alert on this issue because they fully support the rest of the bill.

This is how they have been losing Western Europe to the Marxists for decades - making alliances of convenience on “social issues”, caring NOT one twit about the building of Marxist societies - while the Marxists love their support, and in the end care not one twit about the bishops moral concerns. Once they have their political majorities, with the help of the leftist-dominated Catholic intellectuals, in and out of the church, they readily dismiss the fig leaf of shared concerns on moral issues.

When Americans look back at the shame of this era, they will hold the USCCB partly responsible.


21 posted on 03/14/2010 5:25:32 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: raptor22

I just got back from church, and they didn’t read any such statement at my parish. Instead they asked us all to take a postcard to send in to demand immigration reform. ***sigh***


22 posted on 03/14/2010 6:23:48 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: hstacey

I am Roman-Catholic.


23 posted on 03/15/2010 3:23:41 PM PDT by jla (http://blogpimpin.blogspot.com/)
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To: mc5cents

Now you’ve peaked my interest. A snake named Nate?? LOL


24 posted on 03/15/2010 4:29:44 PM PDT by hstacey (An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure...)
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To: jla

Have you heard anything at mass?


25 posted on 03/15/2010 4:31:08 PM PDT by hstacey (An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure...)
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