Skip to comments.Obama Administration Picks a Fight With Catholics
Posted on 01/23/2012 6:52:25 AM PST by marshmallow
The Obama administration has chosen to ignore the First Amendment and add insult to injury for Catholics whose schools, hospitals and charities help make this nation great. Now the real fight begins.
Religious leaders had feared the worst from Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and her Department of Health and Human Services, which since September has been considering whether to exempt Catholic and other religious employers from a regulation mandating insurance coverage for sterilization and contraceptives, including some that cause abortion.
But on Friday afternoon, Sebelius announced the bad news in the most offensive way possible. Refusing even the smallest compromise with religious employers, she simply gave them an extra year to comply with the law.
This decision was made after very careful consideration, including the important concerns some have raised about religious liberty, Sebelius wrote in a brief statement from HHS. I believe this proposal strikes the appropriate balance between respecting religious freedom and increasing access to important preventive services.
Her attempt to appear compromising is absurd. What balance could Sebelius possibly mean? The HHS regulations include the narrowest exemption for religious employers ever proposed by the federal government, and even more restrictive than such exemptions in most states.
Any pretense of seeking common ground with faithful Catholics--which President Obama offered during his much-protested appearance at the University of Notre Dame nearly three years ago--has been stripped away. Only weeks ago, it seemed that the White House might be more sympathetic than Sebelius to the concerns of Catholic and other religious leaders. President Obama met personally with Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, reportedly assuring a good outcome to the HHS debacle. But now one newspaper is reporting that the president himself gave the bad news to Archbishop Dolan on Friday morning, something akin to.........
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She has just proven herself to be completely out of communion with the Catholic Church. If her bishop does nothing about this, it’ll be a shame.
Back to Topeka with her...
All to be overturned next year. Good riddance to F-ing libs everywhere. You’re finished.
Preventing pregnancies is NOT a function of government.
Totalitarians placing demands/mandates on collectives. Become the happy face for totalitarians, pay the jizya, be subjugated and do as your told.
The fight is OVER. You lost. We lost. You knew these were totalitarians long ago.
What balance could Sebelius possibly mean?
Read the adjective. It's the "appropriate" balance. It's socialist/totalitarian speak for DON'T QUESTION ME.
Wake up and smell the coffee. The fight is OVER. The war continues. Prepare.
Democrats hate the Catholic Church; its in their DNA.
THIS is a fight that the Obama Administration is going to lose.
There is a growing number of people who pray and fast daily for this nation. Several of those people have been asking the Blessed Mother of Jesus to intercede with the following prayer: “O Blessed Virgin, Mother of the Savior, scatter the forces of evil so they are not engrossed in darkness but can come to light.”
Even the ‘cafeteria Catholics’ are beginning to SEE where this administration wants to take us.
And yet, Catholics keep voting for democrats (except this Catholic).
Her original intent was to limit couples to one child so enforcing this mandate is a compromise in her eyes.
No is paying for the destruction and death of its unborn citizens.
And neither will this Catholic.
I made that mistake.
Those aren’t real “Roman Catholics”; they’re CINO’s, “Catholics in Name Only”.
This along with FOCA is the Liberal plan to seize the Catholic Hospitals. 25% of all hospital beds in America are in buildings with the word Saint on them. The Bishops will close them before capitulating to abortion. Obama will call this a “crisis”.
The Catholic Church was practising their religion here in America since 1635.
Article I of the U.S. Constitution prohibits the passage of ex post facto laws, viz.,
``Section 9.: No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.``
Ignore the powers that be. Do it your way.
And sue them. There is a very strong 1st amendment case to be made here.
Catholics, who accounted for about a quarter of the electorate, supported Obama, at 54 percent, over McCain, at 45 percent.