Skip to comments.When the Archbishop Met the President [Taranto: "Obama Sounds Imperious and Deceitful"]
Posted on 04/01/2012 3:56:08 PM PDT by Steelfish
When the Archbishop Met the President Cardinal Dolan thought he heard Barack Obama pledge respect for the Catholic Church's rights of conscience. Then came the contraception coverage mandate.
The president of the U.S. Conference of Bishops is careful to show due respect for the president of the United States. "I was deeply honored he would call me and discuss these things with me," says the newly elevated Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York. But when Archbishop Dolan tells me his account of their discussions of the ObamaCare birth-control mandate, Barack Obama sounds imperious and deceitful to me.
Mr. Obama knew that the mandate would pose difficulties for the Catholic Church, so he invited Archbishop Dolan to the Oval Office last November, shortly before the bishops' General Assembly in Baltimore. At the end of their 45-minute discussion, the archbishop summed up what he understood as the president's message:
"I said, 'I've heard you say, first of all, that you have immense regard for the work of the Catholic Church in the United States in health care, education and charity. . . . I have heard you say that you are not going to let the administration do anything to impede that work and . . . that you take the protection of the rights of conscience with the utmost seriousness. . . . Does that accurately sum up our conversation?' [Mr. Obama] said, 'You bet it does.'"
The archbishop asked for permission to relay the message to the other bishops. "You don't have my permission, you've got my request," the president replied.
"So you can imagine the chagrin," Archbishop Dolan continues, "when he called me at the end of January to say that the mandates remain in place and that there would be no substantive change,...(Read on)
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Yes, he does and he is.
First of all, maybe the Cardinal should refrain from worshiping false gods like Mr. Ubama.
It's sort of like his job.
The dear Cardinal should heed Jesus’ admonition: “Be gentle as doves but wiley as serpents.”
Especially when dealing with a serpent.
Lying to infidels
Fer Pete’s sake. This is what any Catholic cleric has got to say to avoid appearing an enemy of Obama, since the Catholic Church (raving leftist lunatic clergy aside) has obviously been identified as the Big Threat.
Dolan most certainly does not “worship” Obama.
Cardinal Dolan was meeting face to face with evil in its purest form. He should have splashed holy water on him and watched him disappear in a flash of steam.