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FREEDOM! US Catholic Church Rolls Out Major Offensive Against Obama’s Attacks on Religious Liberty
Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/25/12 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 06/25/2012 5:19:17 AM PDT by Lakeshark

For the first time in history of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has declared a Fortnight for Freedom in direct response to the attack on the Catholic Church and religious freedom by the Obama administration. The US bishops are asking the faithful to pray, say the Rosary, fast, sacrifice, take action and attend rallies in support of religious freedom. The Fortnight began on the Feast of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More–July 22–and will continue through July 4th.

Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, fired the opening shots on Sunday. This homily was posted by the Baltimore Archbishop on the US Bishop’s website.
**snip**
Obama declared war. He never expected this.

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Good for the church; blowback against the usurper. Finally. There are some good quotes and info about this movement at the link.
1 posted on 06/25/2012 5:19:31 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark
AS A NON CATHOLIC, I can't for the life of me , figure out how a Catholic could possible bring themselves to vote Democrat.
2 posted on 06/25/2012 5:23:15 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Lakeshark

actually our priest started during 5:30 mass on Saturday...posted a report here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2898757/posts


3 posted on 06/25/2012 5:24:16 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Coldwater Creek

You could replace “Catholic” with “Christian” and the point would still hold.


4 posted on 06/25/2012 5:25:06 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Coldwater Creek

5 posted on 06/25/2012 5:25:58 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Lakeshark

Sadly, if it weren’t for abortions and birth control the Church would have no problem with obamacare. The USCCB laid down with dogs and are now waking up with flees. I wish I’d kept the bulletin insert our former bishop created for the 2008 elections. He wrote that Catholics should keep in mind the universal right to affordable healthcare and the understanding that no human is illegal.


6 posted on 06/25/2012 5:28:58 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Lakeshark

I welcome all our brothers and sisters in Christ to pray this prayer with us:

O God our Creator,

Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be “one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


7 posted on 06/25/2012 5:32:03 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: goodwithagun
The USCCB laid down with dogs and are now waking up with flees.

Perfectly stated.

8 posted on 06/25/2012 5:32:41 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark

I’ll be fasting and going to Mass, on my way to church right not


9 posted on 06/25/2012 5:33:58 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: circlecity

That’s true!


10 posted on 06/25/2012 5:35:44 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: yldstrk

now not not


11 posted on 06/25/2012 5:36:07 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Lakeshark

Pretty much Obama has driven the Catholics away from the Democrats.


12 posted on 06/25/2012 5:38:27 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: God luvs America
My priest has been all over this issue for some time.

Even brought up Thomas More saying he was willing to give up his life for what he believed in, when we are only being asked to speak up for our FReedoms.

13 posted on 06/25/2012 5:43:35 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: God luvs America

Thanks for the additional post. Heartening.

On the other hand, there was no mention of ANYthing at the 5:30 Mass in Northern Virginia I attended. The Bulletin contained a flier. That was the whole effort. (The sermon, on St. John the Baptist, might have been titled “What’s in a Name,” not a word connecting John’s proclaiming of the coming of Christ with anything the Bishops are trying to accomplish.)


14 posted on 06/25/2012 5:49:53 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: mware

actually thats why the readings and Gospel were based around John the Baptist this weekend- the man beheaded because of his beliefs...


15 posted on 06/25/2012 5:53:06 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Coldwater Creek
AS A NON CATHOLIC, I can't for the life of me , figure out how a Catholic could possible bring themselves to vote Democrat.

We can't either.

Seriously, the liberalism that crept (or stampeded) into the American Church in the 1960s was premised on a misguided "compassion" that confused Jesus's teachings with communism, or at least socialism.

16 posted on 06/25/2012 5:58:02 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Lakeshark
Obama declared war. He never expected this.

Prayers for brave Catholics - they'll need it. Liberal elites fight back - they fight dirty - and they're well funded.

17 posted on 06/25/2012 6:01:08 AM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: goodwithagun

“Sadly, if it weren’t for abortions and birth control the Church would have no problem with obamacare”

My bet is that a goodly number of “catholics” still have no problem with abortion and birth control—if they’re anything like my mother who, I imagine, will have signs in her yard once again for the LIAR in chief.


18 posted on 06/25/2012 6:01:49 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Coldwater Creek
I can't for the life of me , figure out how a Catholic could possible bring themselves to vote Democrat.
I agree .. but even worse are the blacks.
They've been lied to by the Dems (we're here to hep 'ya) since forever; their entire culture has self-destructed, yet 95% still vote Dem.
19 posted on 06/25/2012 6:01:55 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: God luvs America

Yes, he brought up John the Baptist, John Fischer, and Thomas More during the homily.


20 posted on 06/25/2012 6:06:37 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Coldwater Creek

“AS A NON CATHOLIC, I can’t for the life of me, figure out how a Catholic could possilbe bring themselves to vote Democrat.”

Many Catholics came from oppressive places to seek refuge in the United States and many of them have slowly evolved into the very attitude that they fled.

They vote Democrat, they love Democrat, and they love Democrat because Progressives preach a cosmic social justice that is never satisfied and always fed, no matter what it demands; including little babies, tax money and the dignity of others.

IMHO


21 posted on 06/25/2012 6:10:13 AM PDT by ripley
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To: goodwithagun

This didn’t go so well in my church this weekend.

The priest got up and gave some wishy wash stuff about how he wasn’t weighing in on politics and healthcare (so as not to offend any Sandra Flukes in the audience).. Just that the government needed to respect the church. Then he used as his centerpiece the Alabama immigration law and said how the “state” down there put in a law that prevents the church from allowing “undocumented peoples” from attending mass and receiving communion. .

He turned the whole directive of the archbishop into a personal message on how we need to welcome all the illegals into America.


22 posted on 06/25/2012 6:15:11 AM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: goodwithagun

Exactly.

The Catholic Church is, at it’s heart and soul, liberal and socialist. Their “social justice” doctrine fits hand-and-glove into post-60’s Democratic politics.

They’re just having a little spat because they’re being told what to do, and “no one” tells The Church what to do.... because they’re “The Church.”


23 posted on 06/25/2012 6:31:24 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: NVDave

——The Catholic Church is, at it’s heart and soul, liberal and socialist.-—

I can see how you could draw that conclusion from observing the USCCB. But authority begins with the bishop, and ends with the Vatican.

The Church has criticized communism and socialism in the harshest terms, when teaching authoritatively.

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/pius_xi/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xi_enc_19031937_divini-redemptoris_en.html

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/leo_xiii/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_28121878_quod-apostolici-muneris_en.html

Sample from Pope Leo XIII:

We speak of that sect of men who, under various and almost barbarous names, are called socialists, communists, or nihilists, and who, spread over all the world, and bound together by the closest ties in a wicked confederacy, no longer seek the shelter of secret meetings, but, openly and boldly marching forth in the light of day, strive to bring to a head what they have long been planning - the overthrow of all civil society whatsoever.

Quite a prophetic statement, for 1878.


24 posted on 06/25/2012 6:44:00 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: goodwithagun

Yep The Bishops by and large are social workers pushing socialism


25 posted on 06/25/2012 6:47:09 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: ottbmare
My wife's family was dem Catholic till this. About half will not vote for Obama now, but will vote for all the down ticket Dems.

It is a “tribal thing” as described by one of my cousins. The feeling among many is that the Republicans are just to “mean” and don't support the poor. Suspect it goes back a lot farther than that, to the days when the only support the Irish immigrants could get was from the Dem machine bosses who used the gangs to control parts of New York.

26 posted on 06/25/2012 7:05:21 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
The encyclicals you posted are all old. The Catholic Church got Gramscied after that.

Look at the fight over illegal immigrants.

27 posted on 06/25/2012 7:08:33 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Coldwater Creek
AS A NON CATHOLIC, I can't for the life of me , figure out how a Catholic could possible bring themselves to vote Democrat.

Because the Democrat machine took care of my Irish/Italian/Polish great-grandparents back in the day, and we have always voted for them since in the name of SOCIAL JUSTICE (since they proved they would take care of us poor immigrant workin' folk in the face of mean old WASPish capitalists).

Don't get too excited. If SCOTUS strikes down Obamacare the Church will declare a truce and move to a neutral corner.

28 posted on 06/25/2012 7:10:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Don't get too excited. If SCOTUS strikes down Obamacare the Church will declare a truce and move to a neutral corner.

I'm thinking the scales fell off the eyes of more than just a few..........the battle is raging.

29 posted on 06/25/2012 7:13:59 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: redgolum

——The Catholic Church got Gramscied after that.-—

In many ways, yes, but not in terms of authoritative teaching.

In recent history, Pope John Paul II denounced liberation theology in Central and South America, and sparked the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe.


30 posted on 06/25/2012 7:20:06 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Lakeshark

The Bishops will have too big a battle on their hands with the “social justice” contingent within their own flock. The most feared word to any top-level Catholic cleric is the word “schizm”. They desperately want this cup to pass from them.

Personally I think that is naive. They have already shown their hand by opposing the Great and Powerful Oz. The Leftists will never, ever forget this, and for the rest of our lifetimes they will be seeking opportunities to take out their revenge against the Church.


31 posted on 06/25/2012 7:22:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Lakeshark

“Obama declared war.”

No, he declared jihad.


32 posted on 06/25/2012 7:22:37 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The Leftists will never, ever forget this, and for the rest of our lifetimes they will be seeking opportunities to take out their revenge against the Church.

What's surprising is how long it's taken the church (Catholic and Evangelical) to understand that the heart of leftism and democrat politics is the darkness of atheism. Like I said, this new anti-religious edict of the administration is opening lots of eyes.

33 posted on 06/25/2012 7:35:46 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Yes, and Leo III was prescient, a man of moral and intellectual clarity.

Sadly, the Church itself did not listen to his clarity and went astray in the 50’s and 60’s.

And here we are today.

I’ll bet if you took the date and author off the Encyclical on Socialism and presented it to... oh, a dozen priests and a dozen bishops today, almost all the priests and perhaps half the bishops would react rather forcefully against it.


34 posted on 06/25/2012 11:36:13 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: NVDave
The Catholic Church is, at it’s heart and soul, liberal and socialist.

Dave, please stick to commenting on VMS Macro, finance, and diesels -- unlike this observation, they're right on.

35 posted on 06/25/2012 11:51:11 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Lakeshark

The state has the homefield advantage.


36 posted on 06/25/2012 1:33:47 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: Lakeshark; goodwithagun
I don't think so. These Bishops have been fighting. Why don't you give them some credit? I've only seen one other denomination joing in this prayerful effort.

Maybe I compiled these FR links just for you!


"Open Letter on Religious Freedom" (Religious leaders protest HHS mandate)
Michele Bachmann: Washington is taking notice of HHS mandate backlash (exclusive) Religious Freedom Reaffirmed; US Bishops Unanimous
Catholic Health Association reverses course on mandate accommodation
Catholic Bishops Gather With Focus on Obama Birth-Control Measure
Bishops, That is a Pretty Nice Tax Exemption You Have There. Wouldn’t Want Anything Bad ...
Florida Bishop Leads Opposition to Obamacare Mandate
Pelosi: Catholic Archdioceses Were Not ‘Speaking’ for Catholic Church When They Sued Administration
The HHS Mandate and Wily Providence
Religious liberty group launches massive HHS mandate site
NY Times Scolds Catholics, Calls HHS Mandate Lawsuits a “Stunt”
NY Times Editorial: Catholic Lawsuits Just "a Dramatic Stunt"
Archbishop: Networks 'missed the boat' on coverage of church's ObamaCare lawsuits
Religious freedom vs. Obamacare
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)
Seven states, Catholic plaintiffs file largest lawsuit against HHS mandate
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)
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37 posted on 06/25/2012 2:57:22 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: uncbob

Are the leaders from YOUR church on this list?

Then why do you downgrade the Catholic Church?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2899097/posts?page=37#37


38 posted on 06/25/2012 3:17:44 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Lakeshark
FREEDOM! US Catholic Church Rolls Out Major Offensive Against Obama’s Attacks on Religious Liberty
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39 posted on 06/25/2012 3:19:01 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Well sir, I did give them credit, it's why I posted the article.

I also agreed with the poster, when they laid down with the democrats starting in the sixties (and earlier in some cases), they didn't understand how far outside the spiritual realm the democrats would step.

This is recent, literally in the last month and a half that they've woken up, and only because the hand that's been leading them around by the snout slapped them hard.

40 posted on 06/25/2012 5:04:25 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Salvation

While I don’t have time to read all of those, glancing through the titles indicate that most of the articles are about contraception and abortion; therefore, I stand by my original statement. Again, our bishop was all for obamacare until they passed the bill and we got to read what was in it. Now all of the sudden it’s bad.


41 posted on 06/25/2012 5:27:40 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: NVDave
The Catholic Church is, at it’s heart and soul, liberal and socialist.

An urban legend perpetuated by the ignorant.

42 posted on 06/25/2012 5:45:55 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: God luvs America
actually thats why the readings and Gospel were based around John the Baptist this weekend- the man beheaded because of his beliefs...

I suppose you'd opine that the fact that the 24th of June, every year not just 2012, is the feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist had nothing to do with it.

43 posted on 06/25/2012 5:51:53 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: steve86

I’m quoting from the Compendium of the Social Doctrine for The Church, written by the Pontifican Council for Justice and Peace:

“177. Christian tradition has never recognized the right to private property as absolute and untouchable: “On the contrary, it has always understood this right within the broader context of the right common to all to use the goods of the whole of creation: the right to private property is subordinated to the right to common use, to the fact that goods are meant for everyone”[372]. The principle of the universal destination of goods is an affirmation both of God’s full and perennial lordship over every reality and of the requirement that the goods of creation remain ever destined to the development of the whole person and of all humanity[373]. This principle is not opposed to the right to private property[374] but indicates the need to regulate it. Private property, in fact, regardless of the concrete forms of the regulations and juridical norms relative to it, is in its essence only an instrument for respecting the principle of the universal destination of goods; in the final analysis, therefore, it is not an end but a means[375].

178. The Church’s social teaching moreover calls for recognition of the social function of any form of private ownership [376] that clearly refers to its necessary relation to the common good[377]. Man “should regard the external things that he legitimately possesses not only as his own but also as common in the sense that they should be able to benefit not only him but also others”[378]. The universal destination of goods entails obligations on how goods are to be used by their legitimate owners. Individual persons may not use their resources without considering the effects that this use will have, rather they must act in a way that benefits not only themselves and their family but also the common good. From this there arises the duty on the part of owners not to let the goods in their possession go idle and to channel them to productive activity, even entrusting them to others who are desirous and capable of putting them to use in production.”

Soo.... where am I wrong here?


44 posted on 06/25/2012 6:01:31 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Please see Post 44.


45 posted on 06/25/2012 6:06:38 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Lakeshark
Obama declared war. He never expected this.

My take is that the Kenyan Commie mooselimb and the apparatus could give a rats ass what the Catholics do.

The Church's lawsuit has been suppressed by the marxist propagandist.

Excommunication of degenerate demons incarnate like Pelosi is above the pay grade of anybody but the Pope, and he's useless too.

46 posted on 06/25/2012 6:23:32 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: Lakeshark
Now we all need to pray.

Novena for Religious Freedom for the United States of America (Prayer)

47 posted on 06/25/2012 7:54:24 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: goodwithagun
Do understand that the bishops'conference are divided on many political and even some ecclesiastical issues that relate to this and other matters.Some are don’t want to believe the idea that the Democratic Party is becoming the secular party, as much so as any party in Europe. Others know, but their views are very like those dotty nuns that are driving around the country protesting Republican “cuts” in food stamps. A growing number are trying to break the informal alliance with the liberal Democrats that began under Bernardin.
48 posted on 06/25/2012 11:33:17 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: NVDave

Pretty consistent with Anglo-American Law, isn’t it? Property is a relative, not an absolute right. It can be taken for cause or for the public good. Nothing like the maxim of Proudhon that “ Property is theft.”


49 posted on 06/25/2012 11:42:49 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Salvation

Because I look at the facts

To bad you don’t see them


50 posted on 06/26/2012 7:03:38 AM PDT by uncbob
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