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Archbishop: Networks 'missed the boat' on coverage of church's ObamaCare lawsuits
fox news ^ | 5/27/2012 | fox news

Posted on 05/28/2012 4:32:44 AM PDT by tobyhill

The archbishop of Washington on Sunday accused the network news programs of having "missed the boat" by largely ignoring lawsuits filed this past week by Catholic institutions challenging the Obama administration's so-called contraception mandate.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, speaking on "Fox News Sunday," was responding to an analysis by the conservative Media Research Center of how the networks' evening newscasts treated coverage of the dozen federal lawsuits filed Monday. According to the center, CBS spent 19 seconds on the story after it broke, while the other networks gave it no coverage.

"It is puzzling, particularly since they're focusing so much attention right now on the pope's butler," Wuerl said, in reference the scandal in which the pope's butler Paolo Gabriele was charged with stealing sensitive documents and is suspected of leaking them.

"It seems to me that somehow they've missed the boat. They've missed the story," Wuerl said.

The story, the archbishop said, is "religious liberty."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; donaldwuerl; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; kenyanbornmuzzie; obamacare; swrdswllwngsdshw; zerocare

1 posted on 05/28/2012 4:32:52 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Great to see the archbishop slam the media for their malfesaence.


2 posted on 05/28/2012 4:36:14 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: WashingtonSource

make that malfeasance.


3 posted on 05/28/2012 4:37:01 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: WashingtonSource

Don’t you think that the networks “missed the boat” deliberately? If not deliberately, would it be because they don’t think that religion is important, except for the votes of their “bitterly clinging” members in November?


4 posted on 05/28/2012 4:39:43 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tobyhill
They didn't miss the boat, your Eminence, they are deliberately hiding the news. Straight up manipulation, distortion and intentional omitting that would make the Soviets proud.

Despicable!

All to push their socialist agenda. It's NOT news.

5 posted on 05/28/2012 4:43:44 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: tobyhill

>> “It seems to me that somehow they’ve missed the boat. They’ve missed the story,” Wuerl said.

That “somehow”, Archibishop, is found in their utter contempt for Jesus Christ and His church.


6 posted on 05/28/2012 4:44:03 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Alas Babylon!

I believe it’s called propaganda. Hitler never had it this good.


7 posted on 05/28/2012 4:50:09 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s all part of the Barack (Leftist) Protection Team.

Question 1? If they’ll do this, what’s next? Where will they stop?

It’s a scale: A little lie, told here and there, until the bigger ones come out, here and there, and so on and so forth, until everything they say is BS, and everything they don’t tell is truly newsworthy, to the point that we no longer have anything like a free press.

Question 2?

How far along are they on that scale?


8 posted on 05/28/2012 4:51:05 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: tobyhill
oh well. the bishops "missed the boat" on obamacare. would have been so much more efficient to instruct the faithful on the risks of the draconian law beforehand but a lawsuit after the fact is so much more dramatic and, hey, catholic lawyers gotta eat, too.

the bishops don't understand America.

9 posted on 05/28/2012 4:55:41 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: tobyhill

This was a great interview. The good father kindly tells it like it is. How could our mainstream press be so bad?


10 posted on 05/28/2012 4:59:47 AM PDT by JoeG112
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To: the invisib1e hand

Looks like the Bishops didn’t read the fine print when they initially jumped all in favor of it.


11 posted on 05/28/2012 5:00:10 AM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: tobyhill
some weren't (Bishop Nickless of Sioux City wrote eloquently against the idea of the State being the provider), but who listened? the One (the One archbishop, that is) was, and that's where the power lie.

They're not stupid people. In fact, they're shrewd. The charitable part of me thinks they knew they had to do this because the only way to kill this beast would be to defeat it with legal precedent -- otherwise it's always laying in wait for more cooperative times.

I partly do believe that, but I simply cannot trust the President of the USCCB. I suppose he'll prove me wrong, but it will be over my visceral objections if it happens.

12 posted on 05/28/2012 5:07:11 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: tobyhill
Looks like the Bishops didn’t read the fine print when they initially jumped all in favor of it.

They should know that there is a price to pay when you bargain with the devil.

13 posted on 05/28/2012 5:08:34 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: tobyhill

Is Cardinal Wuerl so dumb as to think that the networks “missed the boat”.But I would like to know if it was announced off all the pulpits at Sunday mass in his Archdiocese.It was not done in the NY Archdiocese.I have a feeling this will be settled for the right amount of dollars.


14 posted on 05/28/2012 5:17:13 AM PDT by ardara
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To: tobyhill

They didn’t miss the boat. They collectively decided that there was no boat.


15 posted on 05/28/2012 5:19:13 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Roccus; tobyhill

They all did not.

There is a struggle in the Catholic Church, indeed, every church, between good men, Chrisitians, and evil.

Satan got the first woman, a perfect woman, Eve, to do his bidding by deciet and lies. She in turn got her perfect husband to do the same. They were the parents of us all.

People today, including Bishops, are not as perfect, and fall for his lies still.

I really do believe the struggle against the Left is part of this ongoing battle.

Still, there were men in the Church who saw right through Obamacare from the beginning. Cardinal Wuerl was one of them.


16 posted on 05/28/2012 5:22:02 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: tobyhill; mickie
As usual, Rush was RIGHT the other day when he said it's not so much what the leftist media prints, IT'S WHAT IT DOESN'T PRINT.

Leni

17 posted on 05/28/2012 5:51:18 AM PDT by MinuteGal (OMG !!!.....Obama Must Go !!!)
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To: shelterguy
I believe it’s called propaganda. Hitler never had it this good.

Actually, he wrote the book on it.

I read Mein Kampf last year..A slow slog through a lunatic's writings. But it's all there, including a complicit media, various "enemies", campaign promises never intended to be kept, but rather duplicity and lies, a private army, the elimination of the physically defective, and campaign slogans including "Forward".


18 posted on 05/28/2012 5:53:50 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (The Google thing is in the yard again. Sniffed the laundry, now it's looking in the septic tank.)
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To: tobyhill
Looks like the Bishops didn’t read the fine print when they initially jumped all in favor of it.

Major religious denominations have, for the most part, been hugely supportive of government taking over charitable roles that churches and communities used to provide.

The implication is often made that if you don't support Great Society type initiatives, then you are not really a Christian. Liberals use this line a lot and it's effective.

19 posted on 05/28/2012 5:55:16 AM PDT by randita
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To: tobyhill

Selective reporting 101.


20 posted on 05/28/2012 5:58:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I read Mein Kampf last year..A slow slog through a lunatic's writings. But it's all there, including a complicit media, various "enemies", campaign promises never intended to be kept, but rather duplicity and lies, a private army, the elimination of the physically defective, and campaign slogans including "Forward".

Hope and Change fits promises never meant to be kept. Foward is not getting any play as a slogan.

21 posted on 05/28/2012 6:11:33 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: tobyhill

Catholic Hierarchy have been in bed with the liberals and creeping socialism for decades

Now that the left wing is making its final push they discover that all is not well


22 posted on 05/28/2012 6:19:08 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: scooby321

Do you think Hitler had it as good as hussein does?
Don’t know, just asking. hussein has been in elected office for 10 years or so. NOT ONE SCANDAL has been looked at by the DNCMEDIA. They have covered for him since he was created.
It’s not a coincidence that everyone protects him.


23 posted on 05/28/2012 6:39:06 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: tobyhill
The ministry of propaganda didn't "miss the boat." They simply hope that if they don't report it, "it never happened." And if it never happened, it can't hurt their master. Kind of like F&F, except that hundreds of bodies aren't piled up.

Mark

24 posted on 05/28/2012 6:42:54 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: WashingtonSource

Wuerl is like a stopped clock.


25 posted on 05/28/2012 7:32:23 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: tobyhill

SeeBS/NBC/ABC/PBS/NPR/WaPo/LAT/NYT/Newsweak/Time/Etc. are fully-owned subsidiaries of the Ubama administration.


26 posted on 05/28/2012 8:19:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: JoeG112

Which is outstanding — Congratulations, Cardinal Donald Wuerl.


27 posted on 05/28/2012 8:23:02 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: tobyhill
Lots of FR links for tracking the TRUE history on this:


Archbishop: Networks 'missed the boat' on coverage of church's ObamaCare lawsuits
U.S. Bishops Prepare Catholics for Civil Disobedience: ‘We May Need to Witness to the Truth by...’
On the Mandate, a Dangerous Crack in the Bishops' United Front
Surprise! MSM Ignoring Catholic Lawsuits against Government
Protecting Our Catholic Conscience in The Public Square
Notre Dame: Good News and Bad News
Legatus Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging the HHS Mandate

Boston Archdiocese Bails on Religious Freedom Lawsuit
Evangelicals respond to Catholic lawsuits: ‘We are all Catholic now’
Solidarity requires individual involvement, not state programs, Pope says
Catholic Caucus: 43 Catholic organizations [Notre Dame+] sue Obama over HHS
Cardinal Dolan, Cardinal Wuerl, Notre Dame, 40+ Catholic Organizations--Sue Obama
Profs at Jesuit universities lash out at bishops for opposing HHS mandate, gay ‘marriage’
The Declaration of Religious Independence
Catholic Bishops Call For Two Weeks of Action Against Obama
Oakland Bishop: Abortion Next Mandated Health Benefit?
Catholic Bishops Call For Two Weeks of Action Against Obama
Catholic Bishops Call For Two Weeks of Action Against Obama
Protest by Catholic activists may hamper Obama reelection bid (Organize! Mobilize! Go!)
Protest by Catholic activists may hamper Obama reelection bid
Catholic Bishops Take on 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

28 posted on 05/28/2012 8:28:47 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: tobyhill; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

Catholic Ping!


29 posted on 05/28/2012 8:32:21 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Religion is important only if you are a Muslim like Obama. Then you are exempt from the individual mandate and exempt from paying for the morning after pill. One certain religion is very important to our legislators. All of our legislators are bowing down to Islam?

Obama has a race war and a religion war going at the same time. What a warrior!


30 posted on 05/28/2012 8:34:37 AM PDT by abclily
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To: the invisib1e hand

the bishops don’t understand America.

_________________________________

Far too general a statement. There ARE good bishops who have sound spiritual and orthodox foundations...based on truth.

And their number is growing. ;-)

Keep praying for the Church...and for our nation.


31 posted on 05/28/2012 10:17:18 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita
There ARE good bishops who have sound spiritual and orthodox foundations...based on truth.

of course there are. and there are bishops (and religious) that fit this description that do not understand America.

32 posted on 05/28/2012 10:28:04 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: shelterguy
I believe it’s called propaganda. Hitler never had it this good.

Let's invent a new color. Call it "CBS Red".

Or "CBS blew".

33 posted on 05/28/2012 11:06:35 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama's favorite tactic is scapegoating successful Americans.)
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To: shelterguy
I believe it’s called propaganda. Hitler never had it this good.

Let's invent a new color. Call it "CBS Red".

Or "CBS blew".

34 posted on 05/28/2012 11:09:27 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama's favorite tactic is scapegoating successful Americans.)
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To: tobyhill
Last night when Fox News was reporting on this story, they added a segment quoting some guy I had never heard of, affiliated with some outfit which calls itself "Catholics United," who claimed the bishops were doing this all for partisan political reasons.

I couldn't figure out their motive for giving a megaphone to that guy (probably a Democrat operative who is a cafeteria Catholic)--are the pople running Fox afraid of Obama or just wanting to signal that they don't agree with the bishops?

35 posted on 05/28/2012 11:12:59 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Alas Babylon!

Great post, I appreciate it.


36 posted on 05/28/2012 11:55:21 AM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: tobyhill

“It seems to me that somehow they’ve missed the boat. They’ve missed the story,” Wuerl said.

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No, the did not miss the story; they are sticking with the story line given them by the Soros Administration. Expecting them to actually report the news is an exercise in naivete.

On a related note, one of the female anchors on CNN today was “reporting” the story of the Vatican’s conflict with the conference of women religious — can’t remember the name. Anyway, she said that the Vatican is not pleased that the nuns are spending too much time with the poor instead of on issues such as same-sex “marriage”. I am not making that up, I swear.


37 posted on 05/28/2012 2:03:42 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: tobyhill

Where in the fine print does it mandate free abortifacient drugs, sterilizations, and contraceptives?


38 posted on 05/28/2012 2:23:49 PM PDT by rwa265 ("This is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him.")
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To: Bigg Red
she said that the Vatican is not pleased that the nuns are spending too much time with the poor instead of on issues such as same-sex “marriage”. I am not making that up, I swear.

I'm very much enjoying this investigation and re-organization of the "Leadership Conference of Women Religious"—who basically think they should all be made bishops. Meanwhile, the CDF at the Vatican doesn't care what anyone in the Western media thinks (in contrast to some other Vatican offices).

To adapt an ancient expression: "The mills of the Vatican turn slow, but they grind exceeding fine." In reality, those old Commie-Lite nuns who "kicked the habit" in the 1960s represent no one, and they will be pastured. They are being replaced by fast-growing orders of young, smiling, orthodox nuns in habits who are beginning to open real Catholic schools.

39 posted on 05/28/2012 2:33:02 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: rwa265

From a draft letter to my Congressmen:

Of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Nancy Pelosi, then Speaker of the House of Representatives, boasted, “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Its vague provisions may sound innocuous. Consider this newly enacted section of law (42 USC §300gg-13, §2713 of the Public Health Service Act of 1944, Public Law 111-148, title I, § 1001(5), March 23, 2010, 124 Statutes 131), from which I quote paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(4):

(a) A group health plan and a health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall, at a minimum provide coverage for and shall not impose any cost sharing requirements for -
(1) evidence-based items or services that have in effect a rating of “A” or “B” in the current recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force;
(4) with respect to women, such additional preventive care and screenings not described in paragraph (1) as provided for in comprehensive guidelines supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration for purposes of this paragraph.
Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit a plan or issuer from providing coverage for services in addition to those recommended by United States Preventive Services Task Force or to deny coverage for services that are not recommended by such Task Force.

With the cooperation and likely intent of Congress, President Obama and his Administration used paragraph (a)(4) for sweeping, devastating political ends. The “Health Resources and Services Administration” supports “comprehensive guidelines” that provide for “additional preventive care and screenings” with respect to “women.” Every “group health plan” shall “provide coverage for” these “preventative care and screenings” for “women” without imposing any “cost sharing requirements.” Health Resources and Services Administration effectively outsourced its delegated authority under this provision to Institute of Medicine, which impaneled several medical professionals who authored “Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps (2011) .” Although Institute of Medicine employed distinguished medical professionals to make these determinations, those deliberately selected medical professionals made recommendations in accordance with their political views and in full knowledge of the political ends to which the government would put their judgement. To dismiss their recommendations as purely scientific facts perverts the meaning of science.

Table 2-2 (pp. 34-37) of this Institute of Medicine document lists the extensive services provided to women under paragraph (a)(1). Pages 102-110 discuss “preventing unintended pregnancy and promoting healthy birth spacing,” closing with, “the committee recommends as a preventative service for women: the full range of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for women with reproductive capacity.”


40 posted on 05/28/2012 2:34:10 PM PDT by dufekin (Obama and Pelosi: at war against the Church--and innocent American babies)
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To: SamuraiScot

Yes, there are so many orders of sisters who have gone off the rails. I would love to see a return to the kind of sisters who taught me for 12 years in the 1950s and ‘60s. Need to keep praying.


41 posted on 05/28/2012 5:47:56 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: shelterguy

” I believe it’s called propaganda. Hitler never had it this good.”

You are so right!

They hid all his college information so he’d get elected and now they’re protecting him again.

Wake up, America! It’s almost too late!


42 posted on 05/28/2012 8:56:37 PM PDT by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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To: tobyhill
"It seems to me that somehow they've missed the boat. They've missed the story," Wuerl said.

The Cardinal is being WAY too diplomatic. The networks didn't 'miss' the story, they just flat IGNORED it!

43 posted on 05/28/2012 11:28:00 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Verginius Rufus
I couldn't figure out their motive for giving a megaphone to that guy (probably a Democrat operative who is a cafeteria Catholic)--are the pople running Fox afraid of Obama or just wanting to signal that they don't agree with the bishops?

Nah, Fox just wants to be able to say they're being 'fair and balanced'. I don't mind hearing what the other side has to say; it's good to know what the other side thinks, and it helps to cement my own opinion.

44 posted on 05/28/2012 11:35:10 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: the invisib1e hand

I’m not sure what you mean exactly by this. If they know the truth, how can they not understand America? What is it that they don’t understand? Can you give specific examples?


45 posted on 05/29/2012 4:43:46 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SamuraiScot

They are being replaced by fast-growing orders of young, smiling, orthodox nuns in habits who are beginning to open real Catholic schools.

____________________________________________

Wow! You are certainly right about this. Two Sundays ago, we had a huge group of Dominican postulants attend Mass at our parish. The Dominicans have already had to put an addition on their convent to accommodate the numbers of happy young women who want to serve Christ in truth and JOY!


46 posted on 05/29/2012 4:51:15 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SuziQ

I don’t mind hearing what the other side has to say; it’s good to know what the other side thinks, and it helps to cement my own opinion.

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Amen! It also helps us to make a more enlightened and reasoned case for the truth. ;-))


47 posted on 05/29/2012 4:54:06 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SuziQ

I did a little searching on the group the guy is connected with—in April they were trying to prevent Paul Ryan from speaking at Georgetown because of his budget plan. So it may be a local Washington-based or Georgetown-based group, well-placed to keep pestering Fox for attention. They may actually be Catholics but of the “social justice,” Cardinal Bernardin/Kathleen Sebelius variety.


48 posted on 05/29/2012 8:53:01 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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