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COCW (Orthodox) Joins U.S. Catholic Bishops in Coerced Abortion Fight
Your Story ^ | January 21, 2012 | +Catholicos Scholarios-Gennadius III, OSB

Posted on 01/22/2012 11:49:02 AM PST by NYer

The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW) joins the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in opposing the Obama administration’s decision to force all health care providers irrespective of religious beliefs to provide mandatory abortions.

Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, President of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference described the Obama administration’s position on this matter “literally unconscionable,” and the ŒCOCW shares these sentiments. The Catholic-Orthodox position on abortion and the protection of human life is well known and has remained unchanged; making the Obama administration’s publicized position a deliberate and unequivocal affront to Catholic teaching.

The ŒCOCW recognizes the Obama administration’s less-than-positive sentiments in relation to Church teaching and tradition with particular emphasis on abortion as evidenced by President Obama’s overturn of former President George Bush’s banning of abortion funding shortly after assuming the presidency.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Friday, January 20, 2012, that church-affiliated organizations, such as Catholic hospitals will be required to make birth control (contraceptives) a covered option of healthcare insurance, a practice in direct conflict with Catholic Moral Teaching. Secretary Sebelius attempted to soften the blow by announcing that institutions operated by religious organizations would receive a one year reprieve.

The Holy Synod of the ŒCOCW sees these developments as an early indication of the Obama administration’s intention to forcibly compel religious and Christian organizations to perform activities that are in direct opposition to their long-held religious beliefs amounting to a government-sponsored denial of religious freedom and a possible violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. All traditional Christian and Catholic organizations and institutions should brace for the eventual mandate that they also accept and participate in such practices such as offering same sex marriages, abortion and other immoral activities that violate their ethical and Christian moral teachings.

The Holy Synod of the ŒCOCW calls on all religious institutions, organizations and churches to join it in publicly opposing this direct change of our constitutionally guaranteed religious freedoms.

The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide

Website: www.ecumenicalcanonicalorthodoxchurch.com

For more information, please contact:

†SCHOLARIOS-GENNADIUS III, OSB
Protohierarch-Metropolitan
Email: bpscholarios@yahoo.com

HOLY SYNOD OF BISHOPS:

†CATHOLICOS SCHOLARIOS-GENNADIUS III, Ph.D., OSB
Protohierarch-Metropolitan
Archbishop New York & East Coast of America
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Metropolitan-Archbishop,
The Holy Orthodox Catholic Church
San Rafael, California/Washington, DC

†GREGORY
Protosyncellus
Archbishop of Canada
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

†MAR MARTIN SEVERIUS, SBL, M.Div., Ph.D., D.D.
(Bishop Craig M. Davis)
Bishop Emeritus
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Bishop of Indiana
Bishop, Christian Mission of the Ascension, a Syriac-rite local assembly
Hagerstown, Indiana

†ARCHBISHOP MATTHEW
Archbishop of Portland
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Archbishop, Anglican Rite Catholic Church
Portland, Oregon

†THE RT. REV. THOMAS DAVIS
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Bishop of Nevada
Old Catholic Orthodox Church Nevada

†ARZOBISPO ANTONIO CLAVIJO
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Iglesias Apostolica Universal
Old Catholic Orthodox Church, Colombia

†ARZOBISPO ANTONIO RAMON CAMACHO DIAZ, D.D.
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Arzobispo of Mexico and Vicar Apostolic of OCOC
Old Catholic Orthodox Church, Mexico

†OBISPO GUILLERMO QUINTERO
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Old Catholic Orthodox Church, Ecuador

†MOST REV. MASSIMO MONTOVANI
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Old Catholic Orthodox Church
Archbishop, Bologna, Italy

†MOST REV. EMMANUEL COLTRO
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Old Catholic Orthodox Church
Bishop, Verona, Italy

†MOST REV. AURELIO PALMIERI
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Old Catholic Orthodox Church
Bishop, Locri, Italy

†MOST REV. ANGELO LENCI
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Old Catholic Orthodox Church
Bishop, Rimini, Italy

†MOST REV. GUISEPPE JERACE
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Old Catholic Orthodox Church
Bishop, Polistena, Italy

†MOST REV. NICHOLAJ FRISVOLD
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Old Catholic Orthodox Church
Bishop, Oslo, Norway

†MOST REV. OEYSTEIN MIKKELSEN
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Old Catholic Orthodox Church
Bishop, Oslo, Norway

†MOST REV. LUIS ASCENCIO CRISTOBAL
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Old Catholic Orthodox Church
Bishop, Madrid, Spain

†MOST REV. GILDARDO JARAMILLO
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Old Catholic Orthodox Church
Bishop, Medellin, Colombia.

†MOST REV. FABIO ANDRADE
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Old Catholic Orthodox Church
Bishop for the Religious Communities in Colombia

†MOST REV. RAFAEL SANTIAGO PEREZ PARDO
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Old Catholic Orthodox Church
Bishop, Bogota, Colombia

†ARZOBISPO ANTONIO MATHEU
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Arzobispo of Haiti

†MOST REV. JUAN CARLOS PLATA JAIMES
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Iglesia Apostólica Antigua
Obispo Presidendte
Diócesis Misionera de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles
Bogotá-Colombia

†OBISPO LUIS ALBERTO PACHON ARIAS
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Our Lady of the Sorrows Church
Bogota, Colombia

†MAR DAWAD MARYAM ELIAS
(Rev. Dr Lowell Greer)
Bishop of Toledo, Ohio
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide/
Old Catholic Orthodox Church
Vistula Chapel
Toledo, OH

†MOST REV. HEYWARD B. EWART, Ph.D., D.D.
Metropolitan Archbishop,
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Holy Catholic Church International

†MOST REVEREND WILLIAM F. MALLOY, JR., M.Div., M.A., D.D.
Metropolitan Archbishop,
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
American Independent Old Catholic Church


TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Orthodox Christian; Other Christian; Other non-Christian; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: hhs; notorthodox; obama; sebelius

1 posted on 01/22/2012 11:49:08 AM PST by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Catholic ping!


2 posted on 01/22/2012 11:49:54 AM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

Being married to a Catholic I never miss an opportunity to chide her about the church’s love of democrats while at the same time putting up with the fact their chosen party thinks the moral high ground is killing the unborn.

What goes around, comes around and the church is reaping the evil they support.


3 posted on 01/22/2012 11:55:38 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Wurlitzer

The Church doesn’t support it. Some Catholics do. There’s a difference.


4 posted on 01/22/2012 11:57:07 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: NYer

This is an all out war on Christianity. I wonder what the punishments are for hospitals that refuse to cooperate?


5 posted on 01/22/2012 11:57:49 AM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: NYer

“All traditional Christian and Catholic organizations and institutions should brace for the eventual mandate that they also accept and participate in such practices such as offering same sex marriages, abortion and other immoral activities that violate their ethical and Christian moral teachings.”

Some say that this could never happen in the United States of America. Such people are unfamiliar with history. YES, it most certainly CAN happen. It behooves ALL who cherish authentic freedom to stop the direction this administration is pushing NOW! Pray, fast, and work to STOP these radicals.


6 posted on 01/22/2012 12:00:45 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: NYer

This is a made up, phony Old Catholic group.


7 posted on 01/22/2012 12:02:01 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Wurlitzer
the church is reaping the evil they support

The Catholic Church does not support evil. Stop being brainwashed.

8 posted on 01/22/2012 12:05:23 PM PST by mtg
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To: vladimir998

I noticed that a number of their bishops are Old Catholic. However, the POINT they are making regarding the dangers of this administration is valid.


9 posted on 01/22/2012 12:17:21 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: vladimir998

After having lunch yesterday with a priest and discussing this very topic I can tell you for a fact, in WNY the church is in the communist wing of the democrat party which today comprises the entire party not just a wing..


10 posted on 01/22/2012 12:30:06 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Wurlitzer

Fortunately, the Catholic Church is bigger than Western New York.


11 posted on 01/22/2012 1:10:31 PM PST by Campion ("It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins." -- Franklin)
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To: NYer

While it is nice that other ecclesial bodies are opposing the administration on this, could you appeal to the administrators to remove the parenthetical (Orthodox) from the title?

The group in question seems to be a vagante operation, the source of whose orders I have not been able to track down, and whose “Catholicos” Mr. Shedrick is married (one can find notice of his 40th wedding anniversary earlier this month by searching for Scholarios-Gennadius Shedrick after finding his family name by finding his LinkedIn profile in a search for “Catholicos Scholarios-Gennadius III”). Plainly not Orthodox, whatever they call themselves and whatever view you Latins might have of the validity of their orders.


12 posted on 01/22/2012 1:12:23 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.


13 posted on 01/22/2012 1:14:12 PM PST by narses
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To: NYer
the Obama administration’s less-than-positive sentiments in relation to Church teaching and tradition

now that's authoritative and unambiguous talk.

14 posted on 01/22/2012 3:12:45 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty.)
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To: mtg
the church is reaping the evil they support The Catholic Church does not support evil. Stop being brainwashed.

no, but plenty of Catholics do.

15 posted on 01/22/2012 3:15:03 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty.)
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