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Cardinal Burke Encourages Catholics to Sign Online Petition to Stop the Birth Control Mandate
St. Gianna Physician's Guild ^ | 02/07/12 | St. Gianna Physician's Guild

Posted on 02/07/2012 8:03:08 AM PST by Brian Kopp DPM

St. Gianna Physician's Guild

News Alert

St. Gianna Physician's Guild News Update

Breaking News: Cardinal Raymond Burke Encourages Catholics to Sign Online Petition to Stop the Birth Control Mandate

San Diego, CA - February 6, 2012

Cardinal Raymond Burke, Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, sent a written message of support to St. Gianna Physician's Guild over the weekend encouraging Catholics to sign the organization's online petition Cardinal Burketo protest the assault on religious liberty that is happening under ObamaCare. The petition has steadily gained momentum since its launch last August seeing the number of signatures more than double since January 20th. This is after the Department of Health and Human Services released a statement confirming that the mandate would go into effect as scheduled on August 1, 2012. An extension of one year was given to Catholic institutions and other entities to comply. This mandate does not provide a conscience clause for institutions and others who believe contraception and sterilization are immoral.

Stop the Birth Control Mandate petition asks that the Obama Administration and Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, withdraw immediately all references to contraception and contraception counseling from the "Guidelines for Women's Preventive Services" under The Affordable Care Act. Moreover, it petitions the administration to provide a conscience clause to protect the religious freedom and beliefs of Catholics.

In his letter Cardinal Burke declared:

I wholeheartedly express my solidarity with the Stop The Birth Control Mandate petition promoted by St. Gianna Physician's Guild protesting the recent decree by the Department of Health and Human Services of our federal government. I encourage Catholics to sign the petition and thus unite their support of Holy Mother Church by protesting the most grievous violation of the right to religious liberty for Catholics in the United States.

Cardinal Burke has long had the reputation of providing guidance in areas of faith and morals through his willingness to make public statements to encourage the Faithful.

"The petition sends a clear message to the Obama Administration that this contraception mandate is wrong, discriminatory and violates the religious rights of Catholics all across America," stated the Guild's President, Thomas McKenna. McKenna noted that already more than 150 Catholic bishops across the country have written letters decrying the mandate. "It is inspiring to see the bishops speaking out with such determination and moral clarity in encouraging the faithful to oppose the mandate. St. Gianna Physician's Guild applauds their leadership," McKenna continued.

The petition has provided Catholics and people of all faiths an outlet to express their outrage in what many feel is an act of government tyranny. The petition was posted on the Archdiocese of Denver's web site and has resulted in parishioners collecting signatures after weekend Masses.

St Gianna Physician's Guild was founded to unite and encourage Catholic physicians, as well as others in the health care profession, to promote and defend Catholic principles in a public way and to inspire sanctification in their lives. The petition can be signed at: www.StopTheBirthControlMandate.org

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Thomas McKenna
St. Gianna Physician's Guild president,Thomas McKenna, was interviewed on San Diego television KUSI about the birth control mandate and the violation of religious freedom it poses to Catholic's in our country.

To view the two interviews click here and here.

About St. Gianna Physician's Guild

The mission of St. Gianna Physician's Guild is to unite and encourage Catholic physicians, and those in the health care profession, to promote and defend Catholic principles in a public way by word and example, and to inspire sanctification in their lives.

It seeks to use the influence and expertise of the medical profession to clarify and support sound ethics and morality in the practice of medicine and proclaim them in the public forum. As a way of promoting these values in the personal lives of the faithful, the Guild has a special devotional outreach to promotes and teach about the life and virtues of their patron, St. Gianna Beretta Molla, a dedicated wife, mother and physician who lived and practiced her faith in an exemplar way in the 20th century.

St. Gianna died in 1962 at the age of 39. She sacrificed her life for that of her unborn daughter when confronted with complications caused by a tumor that developed during her pregnancy. St. Gianna was canonized by Pope John Paul II on May 16, 2004.



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1 posted on 02/07/2012 8:03:11 AM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: TeĆ³filo; Cronos; wagglebee; dsc; Deo volente; MarkBsnr; Mad Dawg; ArrogantBustard; ...
Please consider signing the petition if you have not already done so, and send a link to family and friends (and/or blog about it or post it elsewhere) encouraging them to do likewise.
2 posted on 02/07/2012 8:06:32 AM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

Good Lord ... What might God's official title be?

3 posted on 02/07/2012 8:07:45 AM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: OldNavyVet
Good Lord ... What might God's official title be?

Good Lord?

4 posted on 02/07/2012 8:09:01 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
I'm on board!



Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

5 posted on 02/07/2012 8:09:58 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

I’ll sign. Hope the bishops start playing hardball with pro-death politicians and explain to the people why a voting for a pro abortion candidate is copperating with evil! I’m 54 years old and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve heard a pro-life sermon preached at Mass. And I’m not and A&P Catholic...I’m there every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.


6 posted on 02/07/2012 8:11:57 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Signed


7 posted on 02/07/2012 8:12:32 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

BUMP!


8 posted on 02/07/2012 8:17:25 AM PST by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Signed it.


9 posted on 02/07/2012 8:21:44 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: OldNavyVet

The longer the title, the less important the job. This is true of any bureaucracy.


10 posted on 02/07/2012 8:24:21 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Signed


11 posted on 02/07/2012 8:27:50 AM PST by Skeez (O)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Signed, happily.


12 posted on 02/07/2012 8:29:24 AM PST by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

I signed it. I pray that obama will soon be history so our country can start to recover.


13 posted on 02/07/2012 8:29:54 AM PST by jesseam
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Signed


14 posted on 02/07/2012 8:33:55 AM PST by Shark24
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Signed, but the time for paperwork exhorting the dirtbag politicians in Washington to respect their employers is long past.

What effect will the petition have on those who are bent on destroying life and don’t care what beliefs are crushed under their authoritarian rule? /sort of a rhetorical question.


15 posted on 02/07/2012 8:39:13 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Signed and shared.


16 posted on 02/07/2012 8:46:25 AM PST by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: SZonian

I have no illusions that signing a petition will turn around this evil administration, but we must start somewhere. As a friend of mine says, “Once around and up.”

In other words, you always start at the appropriate level. You go to that level once, and if the response is unsatisfactory, you go above their heads.

In this case, we have two levels above the President.

The first is the people.

The second and last is God.

I pray daily for the conversion or the confounding of this evil administration, and for all culture of death proponents.

And I pray daily for God to intervene in this world, literally, in whatever means He deems necessary, to put a stop to these evil men and women.


17 posted on 02/07/2012 9:05:34 AM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

signed. I pray it does some good.


18 posted on 02/07/2012 9:05:34 AM PST by Jvette
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

True, just pondering out loud a bit.

Millions of good Americans storming the Capitol steps and WH would be a good thing IMO.

Run the cockroaches and pawns of satan out.

I second your prayers.


19 posted on 02/07/2012 9:31:35 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Is this ONLY for Catholics? Some of us non-Catholics disagree with the administration, also!!


20 posted on 02/07/2012 10:08:42 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
Catholic Ping
Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list

 

21 posted on 02/07/2012 10:11:12 AM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

My son & I signed.


22 posted on 02/07/2012 10:46:18 AM PST by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Signed


23 posted on 02/07/2012 11:13:01 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: NYer; Dr. Brian Kopp

NYer: For Ping list?

I know that there is at least one more petition online that was mentioned by Bill Donohue on Beck’s show.

There is also an easy way to write to your three representatives at http://www.catholicadvocate.com

If anyone comes across other petition sites, please post those here.


24 posted on 02/07/2012 11:14:50 AM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: DustyMoment

Although this specific assault was mounted by HHS on Catholic institutions, it clearly will apply to all other religious institutions.

For that reason, Jewish, Protestant, and Muslim leaders have all come out vocally in support of the Catholic hospitals (which amount to 25% of the hospitals in the US, by the way) and in support of the Catholic position on this issue.

Please encourage everyone who believes in the Constitution to join them.


25 posted on 02/07/2012 11:18:54 AM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Signed and forwarded to family member.


26 posted on 02/07/2012 11:34:36 AM PST by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

I’m afraid it’ll take something a lot stronger than a petition to stop this war on Catholics; something with a much higher lead and copper content.


27 posted on 02/07/2012 11:43:09 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Signed & passed it on.


28 posted on 02/07/2012 11:49:34 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

you can also sign this petition, the org. is supported financially by the usccb.

http://nchla.org/action.asp


29 posted on 02/07/2012 12:23:01 PM PST by Coleus (John 3:16, John 6:53-58)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

signed


30 posted on 02/07/2012 12:26:47 PM PST by eak3
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Husband and I just signed.

Whether Catholic or not, it is a good thing to sign this petition as it is a blatant attack on religious freedom.


31 posted on 02/07/2012 12:42:54 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SZonian

The intention is to strengthen the Bishops’ hands when they refuse to comply, which they MUST refuse to comply, and we’ll see if obama is able to send his flying monkeys to cart a red-cloaked Cardinal off to jail.


32 posted on 02/07/2012 12:43:10 PM PST by ichabod1 (Mr. Gingrich)
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33 posted on 02/07/2012 1:26:09 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: reg45; OldNavyVet

The Apostolic Signatura is roughly equivalent to the Supreme Court, this means that Abp Burke is the Chief Justice of the Holy Catholic Church.


34 posted on 02/07/2012 3:27:37 PM PST by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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