|From:||Brian Burch - CatholicVote.org|
|Date sent||01/20/2012 01:01:58 pm|
|Subject:||Direct attack on Catholics|
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Dear CV Friend,
Get ready to pay.
This morning President Obama called New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan to break the news.
Secretary of Health and Human Services and pro-abortion Catholic Kathleen Sebelius just announced that the proposed mandate requiring all insurance plans to pay for contraception, sterilization and some abortion drugs is official -- and Catholics cannot escape.
...and the fig-leaf exemption for religious groups will not be modified, apart from allowing some groups an additional year to comply.
Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan responded minutes ago, saying: “In effect, the president is saying we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences.”
Beginning August 1, 2012 (less than eight months from today), the insurance premiums we pay, including the insurance premiums paid by Catholics for employees of churches and schools -- will be used to cover drugs and procedures that are in direct conflict with the teachings of our Church.
That's right. Our government will now force us to pay for insurance coverage for birth control, sterilization and even some abortion drugs.
President Obama ignored the organized efforts of Catholics across the country, including bold statements from the Bishops, university presidents (including Notre Dame's Rev. Jenkins), and even his Catholic allies like Sr. Carol Keehan.
Instead, President Obama stood with his real friends -- Planned Parenthood.
Make no mistake, this decision is a direct attack on you, our Church, and the religious liberty of all Americans.
Just yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI addressed the bishops from the United States who were completing their "Ad Limina" visit in Rome. The Holy Father specifically cited the "grave threats" to the freedom of the Church in America, and urged the Catholic community to respond, especially with "an engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity."
He's talking to you and me. The Holy Father's brief address is a must read (link below).
Finally, today marks exactly one year from Inauguration Day. In exactly 12 months, America will welcome a new president, or usher in four more years of Barack Obama and his assault on our liberties. This irony is not lost on us.
We built CatholicVote into a movement to advance the cause of life, family, and freedom. Today's decision is an assault on all three. And it MUST be defeated.
You have our pledge that we will do everything possible to educate and mobilize the Catholic vote in 2012.
For on a day such as this, we realize that elections indeed have consequences.
The Catholic vote must rise up like never before.
Brian Burch, President
U.S. Bishops Vow to Fight HHS Edict
Read the Holy Father's Address to the US Bishops:
Read the text of the HHS Announcement:
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Forcing insurance companies to provide free birth control is one small step from forcing people to use it.
Wasn’t that oath to uphold the Constitution? Time to impeach!!
It is becoming clear that the only people who should be given birth control are liberals.
They have no right to DICTATE birth control or anything else. Come Nov I pray we are rid of this scourge on our country. God is watching and He is not happy.
Mark Levine said it best when he stated that we live in a post-Constitutional America. Half the people are communists without realizing it. The sooner the other half realizes this the better.
All the objections are from Christian, Catholic and Jewish leaders. No Muslim objections or did I miss it?
I remember several years ago I went to serve food at a food kitchen with members of my parish. People were lining up and we volunteers huddled in the kitchen and said a prayer and then went out and started serving the food. My thought then and now is that whether they prayed with us or not, we should have said the prayer out loud and in the room with the people coming to eat. If it offended them, they could leave. The Church has let this sort of stuff slide too much. Everything that the Church does should involve prayer and proselytizing. All who do anything connected to the faith should be able to proudly wear the label “I have been called to this ministry.” If that’s the case then 9 members of the SC will support us when we say, we are not going to offer free abortion.
The solution to the problem is simple....... don’t obey the ruling. Do not abide by the regulation.
When the Messiah is crucified, it will all just go away
The spirit behind “birth control” is the same spirit behind abortion murder.
It is the rejection of children as God’s blessing.
Well, we have the USCCB to thank in large part for Obamacare. The Church has been so naive to back the “social justice” of Obamacare, thinking that the objections to birth control would be listened to “later.” The Church, sadly, is now protesting too little and way way too late. Shame!
So all those liberal Catholics are waking up?????
IMHO every Catholic in this country should refuse on religious grounds to participate in Obamacare.
Instead of different groups trying to nitpick different parts of Obamacare to defeat, all these groups should unite to repeal the whole damn thing. That’s the best strategy, just like the left unites unions, lawyers, environmentalists, and they all lobby for each others’ causes even though on paper they have nothing to do with each other.