Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Catholic Charities has second thoughts
Catholic Culture ^ | February 13, 2012 | Phil Lawler

Posted on 02/15/2012 11:17:12 AM PST by Sons of Union Vets

Catholic Charities USA has revised its official public response to the Obama administration’s “compromise” contraceptive mandate. Originally readers will recall, the statement from Father Larry Snyder was unambiguously supportive of the White House plan. As revised, the statement is now ambiguous. That is—if I may use a currently popular phrase—a first step in the right direction.

(Excerpt) Read more at catholicculture.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: catholiccharities; hhsmandate

1 posted on 02/15/2012 11:17:26 AM PST by Sons of Union Vets
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Sons of Union Vets

Somebody must have given Father Snyder “a good talking to.”


2 posted on 02/15/2012 11:19:49 AM PST by Sons of Union Vets (No taxation without representation!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sons of Union Vets

These Marxist “priests” have to understand that Marxist ideology is incompatible with Christian teaching.

He worships in the temple of Baal, if he aligns himself to zero’s policies.


3 posted on 02/15/2012 11:26:06 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Sons of Union Vets
Somebody must have given Father Snyder “a good talking to.”

Or someone pointed out that a reduction in donations would occur forthwith.

4 posted on 02/15/2012 11:35:18 AM PST by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: pbear8

more likely this....


5 posted on 02/15/2012 11:45:45 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Sons of Union Vets

For decades Catholic Charities has benefitted from the ignorance of donars, blindly assuming their business practices were in concert with Rome.

Now, exposed, donars have likely commented on their displeasure.

Nothing speaks as loudly or as quickly as money.

Sad but true....


6 posted on 02/15/2012 11:46:52 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sons of Union Vets

Old statement (no longer accessible):

This compromise enables Catholic Charities USA to not only continue to provide access to quality healthcare to its 70,000 employees and families across the country of many different faiths and backgrounds, but also guarantees the continued delivery of vital services to the more than 10 million people living in need across the country.

New statement:

We are hopeful that this is a step in the right direction and are committed to continuing our work to ensure that our religious institutions will continue to be granted the freedom to remain faithful to our beliefs, while also being committed to providing access to quality healthcare for our 70,000 employees and their families across the country.

That’s not a little different! That’s a complete about-face, stronger than Dolan’s original “step in the right direction.” CC is saying it HOPES this is a sitrd. “continuing our work to ensure that religious institutions will continue to be granted . . . freedom to remain faithful” is a far cry from “continuing to provide quality healthcare.”

Thank you, WHOEVER who prevailed on the CC’s president!


7 posted on 02/15/2012 11:47:16 AM PST by Mach9
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Click The Pic To Donate

Support Activist Free Republic

8 posted on 02/15/2012 11:49:13 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sons of Union Vets

Looks like a ploy because donations dropped. Apparently libs don’t donate to charities.


9 posted on 02/15/2012 11:49:24 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sons of Union Vets

a trip to Benedict’s woodshed...


10 posted on 02/15/2012 12:31:00 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Sons of Union Vets
I donate to Catholic Charities {but I direct my donations to a specific function} so I receive a brochure from them with activities, functions, events etc.

They also include phone numbers and email addresses and when I sent them a couple of emails and made several phone calls they were quick to point out that they disagreed with the national statement, and I was quick to point out that my donations were to Catholic Charities and if that is their official position, I can stop sending in my money.

I must not have been alone.

11 posted on 02/15/2012 1:42:12 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sons of Union Vets

Now someone needs to talk to Father Jenkins and whoever is running Georgetown.


12 posted on 02/15/2012 2:22:11 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson