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Catholic Bishops Call For Two Weeks of Action Against Obama
Newsmax ^ | 4/24/2012 | Martin Gould

Posted on 04/24/2012 2:31:23 PM PDT by Doc Justice

Roman Catholic leaders are calling for two weeks of public protests against President Barack Obama's policies as they intensify their argument that the administration is engaged in a war on religion.

The days between June 21 and July 4 have been set aside by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops which has sought to end the administration's contraception mandate, among other policies.

The protests against the Obama administration’s policies could be “the game-changer” in the presidential election, one leading lay churchman told Newsmax on Tuesday.

The protests, dubbed “A Fortnight for Freedom” will be an “unprecedented, aggressive attack” against policies that church leaders see as an assault on religious freedom, said Catholic Advocate chairman Deal Hudson.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bishops; catholics; obama
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“The bishops are seeing – rightly – a pattern of emerging of hostility towards the Catholic faith for upholding protection of the life of the unborn and because of its position on contraception,” said Hudson.

And Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League pointed out to Newsmax that the protests will come around the time the Supreme Court issues its judgment on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Unless the justices throw the act out completely, the protests could not be timed better, he said.

“If the individual mandate falls and the rest stands it will be more important than ever for Catholics to step forward and get involved,” said Donohue. “We will have to make the point that we are not going anywhere.”

Donohue said the mandate to make insurance companies cover not only contraceptives but abortion-inducing drugs is the key, he said. “It was done on purpose as a wedge to open the door. If we don’t fight it the next step is to force Catholic hospitals to provide abortion facilities,” he said.

“The idea that I as a Catholic should have to pay for some woman’s abortion makes me want to reach for the vomit bag.”

Donohue praised the bishops for their proactive stance “if for no other reason than to make the point that they are furious,” he said.

“Over the years there have been times when the resolve of the bishops wasn’t quite what we wanted it to be. Today that resolve is extremely strong,” he said.

The two weeks of protest has been called by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “That is not the type of body that goes out of its way to pick a fight,” Catholic Advocate’s Hudson pointed out.

“That is precisely what makes this so unusual a moment. The bishops have been provoked to such a degree that they will go to this extreme. They would prefer quiet negotiations leading to a principled compromise, instead they are talking about the probability of civil disobedience.”

Republicans are hoping the protests, planned for June and July will have a major bearing on the election which will follow four months later. They look forward to TV shots of robed priests and nuns being led away in handcuffs.

“These would be devastating images for the Obama administration,” GOP strategist Ron Bonjean told The Hill. “You have a very important religious demographic coming out in protest of Obama’s policies and being arrested for their expression.”

And Hudson agreed. When asked if the protests could be a game-changer come election time, he responded. “Potentially it could be the game-changer.

“It is a mistake to prognosticate with certainty this far out from the election, but two weeks of protest in mid-summer will help put this before the conventions and make it a major issue in the campaign.”

Hudson said Catholic Advocate has already been working in battleground states including Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania to get its message across and is about to start work in New Mexico.

“At one meeting in Des Moines, we had about 80 people and one guy sat in the corner and at the end he raised his hand and said he had been a life-long social justice Catholic – so I was getting ready for the big smackdown on all the stuff we had been doing.

“But he said, ‘I’ve just had it with Obama.’ That was a moment that really got my attention.”

The bishops outlined their plan in an April 12 statement signed by Conference general secretary, Msgr. Ronny Jenkins. The statement entitled “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty” was drawn up by the ad hoc committee for religious liberty, which includes 11 bishop members including Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, one of Obama’s fiercest critics in the church.

They called on fellow bishops to focus “all the energies the Catholic community can muster” to arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious liberty.

The dates were picked to run from the feast day of martyrs St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More to Independence Day. “This special period of prayer, study, catechesis, and public action would emphasize both our Christian and American heritage of liberty,” the bishops said.

“Dioceses and parishes around the country could choose a date in that period for special events that would constitute a great national campaign of teaching and witness for religious liberty.”

It referred to the mandate that church-affiliated organizations such as hospitals, schools and universities would have to provide contraceptive coverage in their employees’ insurance policies as well as state and local moves that the church says affects its freedom.

“Religious liberty is not only about our ability to go to Mass on Sunday or pray the Rosary at home,” the statement said. “It is about whether we can make our contribution to the common good of all Americans. Can we do the good works our faith calls us to do, without having to compromise that very same faith?

“What is at stake is whether America will continue to have a free, creative, and robust civil society—or whether the state alone will determine who gets to contribute to the common good, and how they get to do it.”

Hudson said that in many ways the statement itself is more important than the two weeks of action, but he accepted it would not get as much publicity.

“This is not something to get giddy about,” he said. “It would be sad if it came to priests or lay people or bishops being led away in handcuffs. What could be a sadder moment in the history of our nation than to see Catholics arrested for simply refusing to compromise on a central moral principle of their faith?

1 posted on 04/24/2012 2:31:40 PM PDT by Doc Justice
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To: Doc Justice

How about 27 weeks. It would make a big difference.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 2:40:00 PM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: Doc Justice

It’s about time for a huge national protest. Calling all tea parties to show solidarity! let’s protest in every state. I am so game.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 2:40:20 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Doc Justice

**‘I’ve just had it with Obama.’ **

Bring it on!


4 posted on 04/24/2012 2:41:27 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: bergmeid

Me too.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 2:41:52 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Doc Justice

I hope my pastor says something about this from the pulpit and doesn’t just stick an extra page in the bulletin, like he did when Dolan issued his first letter.


6 posted on 04/24/2012 2:42:27 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Doc Justice

count this practicing Catholic in....


7 posted on 04/24/2012 2:43:59 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Doc Justice
“The bishops are seeing – rightly – a pattern of emerging of hostility towards the Catholic faith for upholding protection of the life of the unborn and because of its position on contraception,”

Ah, so now the alligator is after you. It is a pity that you did not open your eyes in 2008 when Obama was elected with your help. For your penance we should let him take a bite out of your organization to more properly focus your attention in the future.

8 posted on 04/24/2012 2:45:12 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Doc Justice

Better not stand too close to a Secret Service Agent while doing it.


9 posted on 04/24/2012 2:45:42 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Doc Justice

http://www.acton.org/event/2012/kansas-luncheon-reverend-robert-sirico

This is just down the street from me. I think I’ll go. Any eastern Kansas freepers want to meet me there?


10 posted on 04/24/2012 2:51:00 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Doc Justice

Why wasn’t this stronger stance announced when Rick Santorum, a daily Mass/Confession attending, Roman Catholic was in the running? Anyone know? — So Obama loses and a Mormon (the Mormon baptism is not considered valid in the RCC, and thus they are not considered Christians by the Church) takes his place. Could it be that Divine Intervention [only] can help us now?


11 posted on 04/24/2012 2:59:51 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: oldbrowser
Ah, so now the alligator is after you. It is a pity that you did not open your eyes in 2008 when Obama was elected with your help. For your penance we should let him take a bite out of your organization to more properly focus your attention in the future.

The Catholics who voted for Obama didn't listen to the Bishops in 2008, and some may not listen this year, either. Many, however are beginning to open their eyes to the President's tendency to lie like a rug.

Some of the Bishops may not have been as forthright as they're being now, but many of them were, and were clear about what the Church teaches on what the Non Negotiable issues were, and still are.

12 posted on 04/24/2012 3:02:18 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: oldbrowser
"Ah, so now the alligator is after you. It is a pity that you did not open your eyes in 2008 when Obama was elected with your help. For your penance we should let him take a bite out of your organization to more properly focus your attention in the future."
Ha! That's the truth! Cardinals, bishops, priests, ALL should have been more verbal in 2008. While names cannot be named, "direction" can be inferred, and it just simply was not. That being said, most Catholics that voted Obama were of the lukewarm variety to begin with so I'm not sure how much of a difference it would have made, but it would have been great if they at least tried.
13 posted on 04/24/2012 3:09:35 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: Doc Justice

Absolutely!!! Count me in!!


14 posted on 04/24/2012 3:13:58 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: mlizzy

The Bishops announced their opposition to the contraception mandate back in February, but they’re never endorsed any one candidate.


15 posted on 04/24/2012 3:19:10 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

But when was the two-week protest announced SuziQ? Before or after Rick suspended his campaign?


16 posted on 04/24/2012 3:23:10 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: mlizzy
The Two Week protest is neither here nor there with regard to Rick Santorum's run for the nomination. The USCCB doesn't endorse political candidates.

The Bishops have been talking about this issue, non-stop, since early March, but it takes a while to get something like this two week protest set up, if they want it to be country wide. I'm sure they didn't just think this up last week.

17 posted on 04/24/2012 3:28:12 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
Some of the Bishops may not have been as forthright as they're being now, but many of them were, and were clear about what the Church teaches on what the Non Negotiable issues were, and still are.

Catholic priests by the very nature of their vocation tend to be on both sides. There were catholics for and against Hitler, for instance.

truth be told, the Church usually has more priests on the wrong side than on the right side. That is because the wrong side is where most of the people that need help are located.

As you said, they should have been more clear on what the Church teaches on what the Non Negotiable issues were, and still are.

18 posted on 04/24/2012 3:40:05 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: oldbrowser
The USCCB opposed Obamacare before its passage for the same reasons. The non-negotiable political issues according to the pope are: sanctity of life, marriage and parents control of their children's education.

we should let him take a bite out of your organization

I'm sure the regime would appreciate your position, but practicing Catholics do not. Nor should any Christian support a divide-and-conquer acquiescence. It's time all Christians stand together instead of this attitude.

19 posted on 04/24/2012 3:42:33 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Doc Justice
The Bishops keep knocking at Obama's door, but Obortion O does not answer -- his loss.....a big Catholic gain. God bless the Bishops!

Here's the history:


Catholic Bishops Call For Two Weeks of Action Against Obama
[Connecticut] Bishops: Don't Make Catholic Hospitals Perform Abortions
Obama taking ‘similar path’ as Hitler and Stalin: Illinois Bishop Daniel Jenky
Obama taking ‘similar path’ as Hitler and Stalin: Illinois bishop Jenky
Bishop Calls for ‘Heroic Catholicism,’ Rips Obama’s ‘Radical Pro-Abortion Agenda’
Bishops tell Catholics to disobey 'unjust laws
Bishops warned: Obama will seize assets, only proper response is "Courageous Defiance"

The Profound, Unapologetic and Timely Reflections of Archbishop Chaput [Catholics in Public Life]
Vatican Cardinal: If Catholic employers provide contraceptive coverage they cooperate in sin
Catholics Urged to Imitate St. Thomas More in Contraception Battle
Cardinal Dolan criticizes Obama contraception policy as ‘radical intrusion' (still)
Calling for Calm (Spokane's bishop wants to talk hot topics,...)
Gvmt minister (Canada) rebukes bishops on Catholic sexual teaching: ‘You’re not allowed to do that anymore!’
Pres. Obama invokes “social Darwinism”. Mr. President, look in the mirror.
WaPo Blog Says Jesus Would Support Obamacare
We Will NOT Render Unto Caesar What Belongs to God! [Archbishop Robert Carlson]
Dolan describes Obama’s about-face on contraception mandate>
(NY Cardinal) Dolan: ‘We Can’t Back Down’ (Appears on the O'Reilly Factor)
Obamacare Mandate in Deep Trouble
ACTION ITEM ALERT! Pres. Obama, through a minion, attacks Catholic chaplains once again
Contraception mandate violates federal law, say legal experts
Virginia AG: If Obama's Mandate Stands, the Gov't ‘Can Order You To Do Anything’
What the media doesn’t want you to know: Americans hate the HHS mandate
As Health Care Law’s Trial Approaches, Two-Thirds Say Ditch Individual Mandate
Catholic Bishops Declare Obama's 'Unjust and Illegal Mandate' 'A Violation of Personal Civil Rights'
Health-Care Challenge Evokes Roosevelt New Deal High Court Clash

First Secular Business Sues Over HHS Mandate
Evangelical leaders urged to mobilize against administration contraception policy
Obama Admin Widens Abortifacient Birth Control Mandate to College Students
Do They Know Who They’re Messing With? (Obama Administration vs. the Catholic Church?)
Religious Freedom and Protecting Healthcare for Women and Children
U.S. Catholic bishops pressured Komen breast cancer charity over Planned Parenthood
New York Times accused of Catholic bashing, double standard on religion
Liberal Catholics Spooked by United Bishops for Religious Freedom
US Bishops Dig-in on Threats Against Religious Liberty: USCCB Statement on HHS Mandate
US Bishops Decry ‘Illegal and Unjust’ HHS Mandate, Call for Prayer and Penance
President Obama Perplexed by 'War on Religion' Charges
No Compromise
BISHOPS DON’T BUDGE ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY (Catholic Caucus)
Bishops Consider Broader Focus in Birth-Control Fight
Bishop [Lori] Hopes to Restart White House Contraception Talks
Obama Admin Finalizes Rules: $1 Abortions in ObamaCare
Obama's HHS mandate will destroy the Little Sisters of the Poor's ministry to the elderly
Amish, Ok. Catholics, No. (HHS Mandate)
Gloria Purvis: Opposing the Contraception Mandate
Ave Maria University Files Lawsuit Against Obama Administration
Obama’s Contraception Spin Machine (Administration misreads the Catholic Church yet again)
Obama the Apostate (Reckoning with the Catholic Church)

Dolan: White House invoked support of “enlightened” Catholics in refusing to budge on mandate
Deadly health risks for women: The unspoken side of the Obama birth control mandate
HHS mandate threatens Little Sisters of the Poor elder care
The Noise-to-Signal Ratio at the USCCB
Catholic Missionary Suing Government Willing to Risk Health (Crohn's) Over HHS Mandate
Cardinal Dolan: White House Lectured My USCCB Staff On How to Interpret Catholic Teaching
Obama Admin lectures Card. Dolan and USCCB. Dolan responds. (Fr Z Fisking of Article)
HHS mandate could close 13 percent of the nation’s hospitals
Bishop Lori rips America editorial on HHS mandate Priest warns Obama: Better knock the Catholic Church out now - you’ve awakened the giant
Irony - Bar Boots Denver Bishop giving private talk on threats to religious liberty
Top U.S. Bishop to All Bishops: ‘We Did Not Ask for This Fight, But We Will Not Run From It’
Obama Risks $100 Billion If Catholic Hospitals Close
Catholic bishops exhort faithful to oppose Obamacare in a Sunday message
Congress Told HHS Mandate Fines Could Total $620,000
Cardinal Dolan blasts White House contraception plan as 'freedom of religion battle'
The Coming Persecution (a priest's projection on what is to come if Obama re-elected)
The HHS Mandate: Cardinal George and the Bishops Are Fighting the Last War (Excellent Analysis)
Cardinal Dolan indicates possible legal actions; rebuffs "cave-in" Catholics
From Cardinal Dolan: “We Have to be Realistic and Prepare for Tough Times…”

Biden: We 'Screwed up' Contraception Mandate
Priest To Planned Parenthood: ‘Here Comes The Catholic Church’
The Catholic Diaspora and the Tragedy of Liberal Catholicism
A sermon explaining what Pres. Obama is doing.
Holder: 1st Amendment Allows Gov't to Force Catholics to Buy Sterilizat-Contracept-Abortn Insurance
Sebelius Excludes Bishops From Obamacare Mandate Compromise Talks
On "Things Not Subject to Human Government"
Church Could Be Forced To 'Give Up' Public Work, Cardinal George Warns
Cardinal George: No Catholic Hospitals in 2 Years Unless HHS Mandate is Rescinded
The Way Freedom of Religion Should Work
Religious Liberty Homily
Obama Faces More Lawsuits Over Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate
Pope Benedict Defends Religious Liberty
The Sisters and Universal Health Care: Forgetting What Religion Is
Time Magazine Op-Ed: Perhaps “Some Time in Jail” for Catholic Bishops Defending Religious Liberty
Baptist College Sues Over Contraceptive Mandate
Government Assault May Have Just Begun, Cardinal Dolan Warns
Responding to Your Questions for MORE! (Eblast from Grace Before Meals priest)
Catholic CEO calls mandate compromise 'divide and conquer' strategy

Catholic Bishop's Prez: Our Rights Don’t Depend on Obama
Obama's defense of religion {Mega BARF-Alert - talk about spin...}
Contraception and the Culture War [Deepening Catholic-Evangelical Relationship]
Cardinal Timothy Dolan issues strongest statement yet against the HHS mandate
Clergy Declare State of Emergency for Churches Over Obama Demands
Father, We're Ready for that Homily on Contraception Now
Contraception, Against Conscience [Why EWTN Will Not Comply With Obama's Mandate]
Bishops Decry Obama birth Control Plan, Yet Catholic Hospitals Report Sterilizations
The Catholic Betrayal of Religious Freedom
Obama Responds to Belmont Abbey Lawsuit. Epic Fail.
Catholic Charities Insists it has not Endorsed HHS Mandate
Chaput emerging as a warrior-bishop
Archbishop Chaput: It’s not a ‘compromise,’ and it needs to be rescinded
Pro-Abortion Fingerprints on HHS Mandate
Dem (Congressman) Scolds Bishop (at House Oversight hearin)
Evangelicals & Catholics Together: In Defense of Religious Freedom (vs. Islam, Secularism)
Catholic priest, pro-life activists arrested outside White House protesting Obama mandate
Obama Contradicted: HHS Banned Consideration of ‘Cost Effectiveness’ in Developing Contraception
BREAKING: Every Single Bishop Has Condemned the Obama/HHS Mandate!
Pro-life nuns: We’re not exempt - Obama mandate would force us ‘to pay for abortion-inducing drugs’

Contraception ruling: Democrats accuse clergy of complicity with GOP at hearing
Catholic League on Sebelius’s admission before a Senate committee
Voris: Obama Able to Neutralize Catholic Resistance Thanks to Bishops’ Past Complicity
Abortion, Contraception and the Church Fathers (Catholic teaching unchanged for 2000 yrs)
Head of U.S. bishops: Obama compromise on mandate ‘a hill of beans’; opposition intensifies
USCCB President: 'Harder and Harder' to Accept Obama's Word
White House Criticizes Bishops, Trumpets Support from CHA, Catholic Charities
Political Science 101: how the White House snookered the USCCB on the 'compromise'
What Did CHA's Carol Keehan Know and When Did She Know It?
Pope Shares Remarks on American Culture with Bishops; Issues Call to Laity By: Msgr. Charles Pope
USCCB President says Obama offered next to nothing; expresses disappointment with Sr. Keehan
Evangelical Leaders Call for Civil Disobedience Against U.S. Government
Liberal Jews Speak Against HHS Mandate
Top nun who supported Obama mandate thanks pro-choice group in private e-mail
Catholic Health Association collaboration with Obama admin on mandate a ‘scandal’: Catholic leader
Obama's revised HHS mandate won't solve problems, USCCB president says
Fr. Frank Pavone: No compromise - the mandate has to go, period
Time To Admit It: The Church Has Always Been Right On Birth Control
Culture with Local Bishops and Issues a Call to the Laity [Ecumenical]
Bishops Reject Obama's 'Accommodation' - President's political hemorrhaging to continue.

HHS Mandate - Nothing Has Changed (Donald Cardinal Weurl)
Obama Chief of Staff: New Pro-Abortion Mandate Here to Stay
WH: We Are Done Negotiating With Catholics
Opponents launch new White House petition rejecting Obama rewrite of birth control mandate
Did the Leaders of the Catholic Church Make a Deal with the Redistributionist Devil?
Archbishop Chaput: HHS mandate insulting and dangerous
Cardinal-Designate Dolan no longer trusts Obama
American Catholicism’s Pact With the Devil
Notre Dame Faculty to Obama: ‘This Is a Grave Violation of Religious Freedom and Cannot Stand’
White House: No More Compromise on Contraception
Obama's anti-religious implosion
Lew: Obama's latest stance on birth-control mandate final, puts issue to rest (CAPTION)
Pat Buchanan: 'Obama is trampling on God's turf' (Video)
W.H. official: Contraceptive rule stands
Obama chief of staff: No more compromise, contraceptive rule is done deal
Bishops Reject White House’s New Plan on Contraception (Obama continues his "War On Religion")
Faith/Pro-Life Leaders to Challenge Mandate by Praying and Risking Arrest in Front of the WH
Catholic Bishops: Don't Revise, Rescind
Obama's contempt for the Constitution
How the Catholic Church Became Cool Overnight

Chuck Colson Reacts to Obama’s “Compromise” on Required Abortion Care for Church Employees
US Bishops: Obama's 'Compromise' Has No Clear Protection...(Needless Government Intrusion)
Protests Continue Over Insurance for Contraception, Abortifacients (Feds Under Increasing Pressure
Bishops to Obama: No dice
Paul VI: “danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities ...”
Michael Moore Goes On Anti-Catholic Twitter Rant, Distorts Contraception Debate
Religious controversy burns Obama again (the rookie Hussein is in WAY over his pay grade)
Another Catholic college vows it will ‘not violate conscience’ on Obama mandate
Lutherans join chorus of voices slamming HHS contraceptive mandate
The Obama HHS 'Compromise' Switches the Tiger for the Lion (Not all Catholics buying Obama's bull)
Hannity on now with Priests, Pastors and Rabbis. Please watch
EDITORIAL: Obama’s free abortion pills
U.S. bishops ‘express concerns’ about Obama mandate ‘accommodation’
What Compromise? This Policy Leaves Religious Liberty in Peril and Planned Parenthood Smiling (Albert Mohler Opinion)
Bishops Renew Call To Legislative Action On Religious Liberty
Southern Baptist leader: Obama gave Christians ‘the dismissive back’ of his hand
Obama's Act of Tyranny
Bishops Were Prepared for Battle Over Birth Control Coverage
'Accounting gimmick' -- Obama compromise still threatens religious liberty, leaders say
Bishops ‘concerned’ over reworded mandate; other Catholic leaders slam as ‘insult to injury’
Obama Bows to Pressure, but His Religious 'Accommodation' Even Worse

Don't Be Deceived! Evil Obama Policy Now Even MORE Evil!
Obama’s Contraceptive 'Compromise' Doesn't Pass the Smell Test ("It doesn't change a thing")
Compromise or Accommodation, it’s still unacceptable. (updated from Catholic Vote)
Pres. Obama’s “Plan B” compromise, Sr. Keehan, and the Magisterium of Nuns
Land Says Obama Mandate Most Anti-Catholic Government Action in 150 Years
Motive, Means and Opportunity: Obama’s Assault on Catholics
(Exempt Catholics) Joe Biden, Bill Daley warned of contraceptive backlash
(Tim) Thomas makes second political statement (Stands With Catholics)
Southern Baptist leader: If Obama mandate isn’t changed, Christians will go to jail
Over 150 congressional leaders demand repeal of HHS mandate
Boehner vows to overturn Obama’s birth control coverage rule
Boehner: Congress to overturn birth control policy if Obama does not reverse course
O'Brien says Archdiocese of Baltimore won't offer birth control coverage
Archbishop of San Francisco says Obama ruling strikes at religious freedom
How Obama Lost the Catholic Vote
‘I am going to stick with fellow Catholics’ in Pres. Obama’s war on Catholics. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
Unholy War
Six Things Everyone Should Know about the HHS Mandate
Santorum: Obama Hostile to Christians
Understanding Oppostion to the HHS Mandate (Part 1): Why the Church Won’t Pay for Contracept

The Bishops Chickens Coming Home to Roost.
65 Orthodox Church bishops call on Obama to ‘rescind’ the ‘unjust’ contraception mandate
Doug Kmiec Writes Obama: 'Friendship Will Not Permit Me to Disregard Duty to Faith and Country'
Catholic Outcry Over Obama Administration's Birth Control Decision Could Factor In Presidential Race
Standing with the Bishops [Catholic Caucus]
Updated: *167* Bishops (More Than 90% of Dioceses) Have Spoken Out Against Obama/HHS Mandate
Outrage!… Military Tells Chaplains What They Can and Can’t Say About HHS/ObamaAssault on Religion
Updated: *153* Bishops (Over 80% of Dioceses) Have Spoken Out Against Obama/HHS Mandate
href="http://www.sundayscripturestudy.com/this_week.html">An Affront Catholics Agree On [Liberal and Conservative Catholics Against Obama Mandate]

Army Silenced Chaplains Last Sunday
Catholic Military Archdiocese & Chaplains interfered with last Sunday by Pres. Obama’s Admin
The Anti-Catholic President v. the Catholic Bishops
Sen. Rubio introduces bill to reverse Obama birth control mandate
Churches balk at birth control rule - Catholics won’t comply, Bishop Kevin Rhoades says
Protestants and Jews declare to White House: We stand with Catholics
Checking the Air Outside [Bp. Zubik's follow up to Obama's “To Hell with You”]
Mohler [Southern Baptist] Says Insurance Mandate Not Just 'Catholic' Issue
An Open Letter to President Barack Obama Concerning Recent Tyranny (With Pictures!)
Lincoln bishop: prepare for 'suffering' under HHS mandate
Bishop David Zubik confronts Obama
Obama’s ‘war on the church’

Pope hits out at 'radical secularism'
‘We Will Not Comply’: Catholic Leaders Distribute Letter Slamming Obama Admin Contraceptive Mandate
‘We Will Not Comply’: Catholic Leaders Distribute Letter Slamming Obama Admin Contraceptive Mandate
Bruskewitz: Fight Insurance Ruling [Sebelius a "bitter, fallen away Catholic"]
Letter from Archbishop John G. Vlazny on the matter of freedom of conscience and decisions by HHS
Bishop Olmsted's Letter to Catholics [Catholic Caucus]
Liberty for the Amish & Quakers but not Catholics. . .
Contraception mandate prompts Peoria bishop to instate St. Michael Prayer (Catholic Caucus)
Phoenix bishop (Olmstead): defy feds on birth control
A letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr concerning HHS edict
Speak honestly: abortion is ‘the killing of tiny human beings in the womb’ – Denver bishop
Bishop [Daniel Jenky] Blasts Secularist Intolerance, Calls For ‘Assertive Action’ to Defend Church
(Pittsburgh Bishop Zubik comments:) HHS delays rule on contraceptive coverage
Dolan: Natural law, not religious preference, dictates all life sacred
Religious leaders blast HHS over contraception mandate
Mandated Contraception, Sterilization: Caesar Demands Church Violate Conscience
OBAMA’S CONTEMPT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY (mandates coverage of sterilization & contraception)
Implications of Obama Admin move to force Cath hospitals to provide contraception and sterilizations
Catholic doctors’ group launches petition against contraception mandate
Contraception mandate tramples religious freedom, US bishops say

20 posted on 04/24/2012 3:46:10 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SuziQ

Yes, I understand that, but when you’re holding a protest of Obama’s mandate (in an election year), you are in effect saying not to vote for him without coming right out and saying so. But we don’t currently have anyone left that is a strong Catholic to vote *for*, as Rick has suspended. So it would have been great if they came out with this when a strong Catholic was running, no? Then at least the protests would bear fruit. Of course, it’s true that the mandate could be pulled (because of the protests), but we’re still left with either Obama or Romney. Ugh!


21 posted on 04/24/2012 3:52:59 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: oldbrowser
There were catholics for and against Hitler, for instance.

The Nazi's came to power by a lopsided margin of protestant over Catholic. Should we have let Htiler take a bigger bite out of them for penance? Should protestants now support the alligator taking a bigger bite out of Catholics?

I think you have totally and ignorantly gotten the alligator lesson upside down.

22 posted on 04/24/2012 3:52:59 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: D-fendr
I think you have totally and ignorantly gotten the alligator lesson upside down.

Where were you prior to the election in November 2007?
Most people here saw this coming before Obama was elected.

I was just wishing that we would have had the strong support of the Church back then.

We will win this battle either by the Supreme Court or by the ballot box.
And go clean up those Catholic Universities, they are a disgrace.

23 posted on 04/24/2012 4:13:15 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: mlizzy

Could it be that Divine Intervention [only] can help us now?

YES! It will if we pray and trust.


24 posted on 04/24/2012 4:28:28 PM PDT by Josephat (`)
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To: Doc Justice

Sounds good to me. I’m not Catholic but I would like to participate. How do I find out what, where?


25 posted on 04/24/2012 4:39:47 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Doc Justice

Roman Catholic leaders are calling for two weeks of public protests against President Barack Obama’s policies as they intensify their argument that the administration is engaged in a war on religion.


They better be very careful, protesting is now a Federal felony, if it’s done near a person under Secret Service protection-

Subject: New Law Signed in Secret by Obama

Looked this up on www.snopes.com and it is TRUE, last undated on 4/16/12!! Seems they are anticipating protest groups at the National convention and want to be able to arrest & imprison protestors!! If they take away our “free speech” rights, what’s to stop them from taking away ALL our rights? This administration is getting way out of hand!! Why don’t we all just move to some communist country and get it over with?!?!

Begin forwarded message:

Subject: New Law Signed in Secret by Obama

I think that everyone needs to know about this. Something else Obama signed in SECRET - Our freedoms are being destroyed day-by-day by this person they call our president. This person will be America’s end if we continue to keep him in office.

FW: OK…How much more erosion of our rights and freedoms will we allow? We better wake up quickly. This looks a little too much like Germany before WWII. Did you hear anything about this from any other network? It’s a travesty.

Subject: New Law......just signed March 2012

This is a new law signed by all congressmen except three.

New law

New law makes it illegal to protest in Obama’s presence.This means that, wherever Obama is at, you do not have a right to ask him anything you want to. His secret service can have you arrested, fined, and imprisoned for more than a YEAR if you ask him something he doesn’t like. Sound like he’s more like Hitler than Lincoln to you?

WATCH AND BE AMAZED AT HIS LATEST ATTEMPT TO STAGE A TAKE OVER OF AMERICA...

Guess you’ve probably heard about this, but sending it on anyway. It’s probably the scariest thing this guy has done yet.

Are you aware of this new law, signed by “Obama” in early March 2012?

May the Lord have mercy on us!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=7SGWH3kirzg&vq=medium


26 posted on 04/24/2012 5:03:36 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: oldbrowser
You criticize the Church because some support the regime. You criticize the Church when Her Bishops organize against the regime.

You turn the alligator analogy upside down and logic on its head.

I don't take such critics or their criticism seriously.

27 posted on 04/24/2012 7:19:17 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: kevslisababy

Thank you for your post; may all Christians stand together in this effort.

If you know any Catholics in your area, I would ask them. Otherwise call the nearest Cathedral and ask. Good luck and Godspeed!


28 posted on 04/24/2012 7:24:31 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: D-fendr
You criticize the Church when Her Bishops organize against the regime.

I strongly support the Bishops. I wish they had organized against the regime four years earlier.

29 posted on 04/24/2012 9:24:37 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Josephat
Yes, only prayer for Divine Intervention can save us from this tyranny.
30 posted on 04/25/2012 5:58:43 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: oldbrowser

Thanks very much for your reply.


31 posted on 04/25/2012 8:26:15 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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