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Bruskewitz: Fight Insurance Ruling [Sebelius a "bitter, fallen away Catholic"]
Omaha World Herald ^ | 1/29/12 | Leslie Reed

Posted on 01/30/2012 7:19:23 AM PST by marshmallow

LINCOLN — Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz has issued a blistering letter calling on Roman Catholics in the Lincoln Diocese to fight a federal decision requiring all employers to provide health insurance that pays for birth control, female sterilization procedures and "the morning after" pill.

U.S. bishops had asked for an exemption from the rule for employers such as Catholic hospitals and social services agencies. That request was denied this month by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a Catholic.

"The present secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, a bitter fallen-away Catholic, now requires that all insurance, even when issued privately, must carry coverage for evil and grave sin," Bruskewitz wrote in the letter, which he instructed parish priests to read aloud to their congregations at Mass this weekend.

Sebelius is among a number of Catholic politicians in the United States who have been banned from receiving Holy Communion because of their positions on abortion.

She was banned by Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., because, as Kansas governor, she vetoed strict anti-abortion legislation that her advisers told her was unconstitutional.

A request for comment from Sebelius' office did not get a response before publication.

Bruskewitz is among bishops across the country who are mobilizing for a fight over the rule.

Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha has written a letter to be distributed to pastors next week, said Deacon Tim McNeil, chancellor of the archdiocese. Priests were asked to read the letter to parishioners or include it in their church bulletins.

The letter will ask Catholics in the Omaha Archdiocese to pray about the issue and to contact their congressional representatives to pass legislation overturning the rule.

"The bishop's letter will state how this order negatively impacts the church in the U.S.,'' McNeil said. "It's a violation of religious liberty and our First.............

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1 posted on 01/30/2012 7:19:28 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

In Austin, Our Priest read a letter from our Bishop during the homily on Sunday Mass.

It was quite blistering as well.

A Baptist friend of mine said their Reverend came out against the ruling as well.

I’m thankful our religious leaders are standing up for morality.


2 posted on 01/30/2012 7:24:42 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: marshmallow
Ya know what's going to happen...No medical benefits....

and that's what the government wants...."strangle them and they will come"...begging the government to insure them.

3 posted on 01/30/2012 7:28:57 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Le Chien Rouge

True, but here in Maryland, the bishops were all for Obamacare passing. What did they think would happen?


4 posted on 01/30/2012 7:32:36 AM PST by battlecry
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To: marshmallow
"The letter will ask Catholics in the Omaha Archdiocese to pray about the issue and to contact their congressional representatives to pass legislation overturning the rule."

Dear Bishop,

We already tried that. They ignored us.

Now it's up to you and your fellow Bishops.

EXCOMMUNICATE THEM!

Allowing these followers of Satan to participate in Holy Communion mocks the rest of us who remain faithful.

5 posted on 01/30/2012 7:33:47 AM PST by eCSMaster (Excommunicate evildoers)
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To: marshmallow

2 bishops can checkmate a king and queen


6 posted on 01/30/2012 7:39:06 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (Chess in Church ?? A pawn in WH?? ?? Who knew?)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Careful now!

You might just get labeled as a “terrorist” for opposing the Federal Government.


7 posted on 01/30/2012 7:48:00 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: eCSMaster

How is the murder of a fetus to have a better life here on Earth different than entering into a pact with Satan?

How are these innocents any different than those children who were sacrificed to Moloch?

Sebelius needs to be ex-communicated, but so does Pelosi and any other so-called Catholic that is pro-abortion.


8 posted on 01/30/2012 7:54:56 AM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: marshmallow

Our Bishop Nienstedt did the same and our Pastor read the letter this weekend. It’s time Catholics start voting as a bloc and in line with our beliefs. If so, we become the largest voting bloc in the country.


9 posted on 01/30/2012 7:56:47 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
Sebelius needs to be ex-communicated, but so does Pelosi and any other so-called Catholic that is pro-abortion.

Our Pittsburgh Rep is Mike Doyle. He was the one who convinced Bart Stupak and his group of "pro-life" Democraps to cave their principles and support Obamacare.

Doyle brags about being a Catholic.

10 posted on 01/30/2012 8:20:30 AM PST by eCSMaster (Excommunicate evildoers)
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To: marshmallow

Archbishop Schnurr’s letter (the one I posted the other day) was read after the Gospel Sunday. I’ve emailed Boehner, Brown and Portman. I admit that I’d like to see some more action from the good bishops toward those purportedly Catholic politicians who support and enact this sort of garbage. I guess some of them (the politicians) think they’re doing something useful, and some don’t care (CINOs), but no matter the motivation, Sebelius and the rest are breaking the law of the land.


11 posted on 01/30/2012 8:45:56 AM PST by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: eCSMaster
That a Catholic bishop has IN PRINT named a specific politician and called her a “bitter, fallen-away Catholic” is an enormous step in the right direction. I am rejoicing.
12 posted on 01/30/2012 9:41:07 AM PST by utahagen
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To: marshmallow
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

13 posted on 01/30/2012 5:30:10 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: eCSMaster
Try again!

You can go directly here to email, fax or call your Senators and/or Representatives:

U. S. Senate

U. S. House of Representatives

14 posted on 01/30/2012 5:32:04 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: eCSMaster

They have already excommunicated themselves by supporting abortion. No need to worry — God knows!


15 posted on 01/30/2012 5:33:22 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow
Just as a point of information so everyone knows, Sebelius has been asked to refrain from Communion by her bishop (Abp. Naumann of Kansas City, KS), and the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., has said that she should abide by that while in Washington as well.

It's not, technically, a formal excommunication, but it's more than has been done WRT Pelosi, Biden, etc.

16 posted on 01/30/2012 7:35:31 PM PST by Campion ("It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins." -- Franklin)
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