How about some respect for Catholics and others who object to treating pregnancy as a disease?
By [Archbishop] TIMOTHY M. DOLAN
Skip to comments.Liberty for the Amish & Quakers but not Catholics. . .
Posted on 01/28/2012 1:58:36 PM PST by NYer
The election of Timothy Dolan as President of the USCCB was timely and positive. Good to have a bishop who is a warrior, ready to stand up to the challenge.
Lawsuits need to be filed if they haven’t already, and Catholics and other Christians, Jews, etc. need to better mobilize and take it to the streets, preferably in the millions and in particular Washington, D.C. with officials of the Catholic Church providing notice to so called Catholic politicians that they’ve been excommunicated. That would be great theatre, but I don’t expect that to happen under any circumstances given it’s been almost 40 years since Roe V. Wade.
This is an unusually clear document coming from an American prelate, or any prelate. Refreshing.
Thanks for the post and ping. Archbishop Dolan was elected President of the USCCB (US Catholic Congress of Bishops). He is a steadfast defender of the faith. This month, Pope Benedict XVI announced the convocation of a conclave in February at which time, certain bishops from around the world will be elevated as cardinals. A cardinal is a senior ecclesiastical official, usually an ordained bishop, and ecclesiastical prince of the Catholic Church. They are collectively known as the College of Cardinals, which as a body elects a new pope. The current pope, Joseph Ratzinger, has named Timothy Dolan as a new cardinal. When in choir dress, a Latin-rite cardinal wears scarlet garments the blood-like red symbolizes a cardinal’s willingness to die for his faith. We believe the selection of Archbishop Dolan to be elevated to this rank, was an excellent one.
Didn’t Obama rule that Muslims were free from Obamacare?
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How many members of the Catholic clergy supported Obama in 2008 or at least cheered for the “social justice” in passing Obamacare? Far too many Catholic clergy have embraced socialism in the name of social justice and ignored that taxpayer funded abortion and forcing abortion on Catholic health care providers was part of it.
A big problem is the quasi-clergy, the laity who have replaced the priests and sisters in the diocesen and parish offices. Almost never do they support pro-life causes with the same energy that they do social work. Probably most of them are liberal democrats, and many trend toward theological modernism.
hunh. sort of like gideon, I suppose, if the premise holds.
But as I posted elsewhere, including on Dolan's blog, he was out-of-town when obamacare was being shoved down our throats.
And I don't agree with what sounds to me like the premature bleatings of a Catholic persecution complex that have been echoing since last year sometime.
I like Tim Dolan a lot, but I’ll be more impressed when he follows Paul Rahe’s direction and attacks the govt’s effort to have practicing lay Catholic business owners pay for those same mandates that the USCCB objects to. Is there a difference between forcing a Catholic school to pay for abotifacients and sterilizations and forcing a contractor who is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus to pay for the same for his employees? I think not.
Done! You probably missed this thread.
"My brother-in-law, who's a committed Catholic, runs a butcher shop. Is he going to have to pay for services that he as a convinced Catholic considers to be morally objectionable?" he asked
Thanx. I appreciate your link. My respect is enhanced for the good cardinal designate.