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1 posted on 02/11/2012 11:55:33 PM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: TeĆ³filo; Cronos; wagglebee; dsc; Deo volente; MarkBsnr; Mad Dawg; ArrogantBustard; ...
Why is the Church’s most controversial teaching something that — suddenly — can be affirmed in the secular, public sphere without fear?

Some of us have affirmed this without fear for a long time ;-)

2 posted on 02/12/2012 12:10:40 AM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Great article and thank you for sharing it.

7 posted on 02/12/2012 12:56:45 AM PST by thecodont
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8 posted on 02/12/2012 2:50:47 AM PST by FlyingEagle
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Great article and thank you for sharing it.

10 posted on 02/12/2012 3:34:28 AM PST by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: Anoreth

Interesting colloquialisms - rather as if P.J. fell asleep on the Urban Dictionary - and a nice bit from the smooth Walker Percy.

You could have written it better, I think.

12 posted on 02/12/2012 4:58:05 AM PST by Tax-chick (Fire in the sky, lava in the ocean ... waiting for the next explosion.)
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18 posted on 02/12/2012 6:35:51 AM PST by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
When 83% of your flock are in sin, it is your duty to address the issue. Will parishioners walk out on you? Without a shadow of doubt, for the Gospel is a piercing sword at times. But as the net result of standing against the HHS mandate has — thus far — been an outpouring of support and good, so will be the result of an organized stand against the stupidity of artificial contraception.

Let me say from the beginning that as a former Catholic, I applaud the Catholic Church's response to the Obama Administration's attack on our Constitutional, God given LIBERTY to worship as we choose in this country.

What Obama has done, is in my view no less a direct assault on Christianity, and by extension, freedom of religion in this country.

Having said all that, I remain concerned that Obama may actually be winning this war, deepening a schism in the Church - allow me to explain. I've lost count over the last few days of the number of women who claim to be Catholics, use birth control and have said that the Church needs to 'modernize itself' on this issue. Further, many of them say that there should be a 'compromise' which would allow them to continue taking contraception without impacting the "beauty and sanctity" of Church teachings.

In short, there's a large number of women (and likely men/husbands) in the Catholic Church who "want it both ways."

This is specifically where the Obama administration is targeting their assault - to cause a rift in the Church.

The political aspect of this is simple: the Obama Administration knows it's losing the Catholic vote, and they can't ignore that fact given the number of Catholic's in this country. What to do? Exploit a deep seated, long held "rift" in the Catholic church on a sensitive issue that (frankly speaking..) a large number of women disagree with the church's position on: contraception.

Exploiting that rift means they'll get some portion of the Catholic vote back, and at the same time further their goal of chipping away at freedom of religion, and the practical exercise thereof, in this country. It's part of their "grand plan" if you will.

In closing, I want to re-state that I applaud the Catholic Church for standing up and making its voice heard on this issue. This IMO is *exactly* what the church should be doing and I'm as heartened as I can be to see it. I applaud the Church for standing up, making itself heard, and outright rebelling against this corrupt, tyrannical Obama regime.

At the end of the day, if it comes down to it, I shall see you in the streets protesting/speaking out/marching against this atrocity. Who knows, we may end up in a jail cell together.

Thank you for a wonderful, thought provoking article.

20 posted on 02/12/2012 7:06:50 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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Wow! Great blog.

21 posted on 02/12/2012 7:11:41 AM PST by paterfamilias
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Ping for later

23 posted on 02/12/2012 7:20:57 AM PST by ALPAPilot
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp; Tax-chick; Anoreth
Thank you for posting this article. I am very thankful that the Catholic Church is taking this stand. You are not alone but I fear that the Protestant voice will not be as loud as the Catholic voice will thank you for taking the lead on this issue.

My wife and I became convinced to not use birth control after reading a little book called, “The Bible and Birth Control” by Charles Provan. I would strongly suggest reading this book (under 100 pages) to all of my friends on Freerepublic...

God bless

32 posted on 02/12/2012 12:21:58 PM PST by WorldviewDad (following God instead of culture)
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Some of the facts and NON-facts here!

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)
Protests Continue Over Insurance for Contraception, Abortifacients (Feds Under Increasing Pressure
Bishops to Obama: No dice
Paul VI: “danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities ...”
Michael Moore Goes On Anti-Catholic Twitter Rant, Distorts Contraception Debate
Religious controversy burns Obama again (the rookie Hussein is in WAY over his pay grade)
Another Catholic college vows it will ‘not violate conscience’ on Obama mandate
Lutherans join chorus of voices slamming HHS contraceptive mandate
The Obama HHS 'Compromise' Switches the Tiger for the Lion (Not all Catholics buying Obama's bull)
Hannity on now with Priests, Pastors and Rabbis. Please watch
EDITORIAL: Obama’s free abortion pills
U.S. bishops ‘express concerns’ about Obama mandate ‘accommodation’
What Compromise? This Policy Leaves Religious Liberty in Peril and Planned Parenthood Smiling (Albert Mohler Opinion)
Bishops Renew Call To Legislative Action On Religious Liberty
Southern Baptist leader: Obama gave Christians ‘the dismissive back’ of his hand
Obama's Act of Tyranny
Bishops Were Prepared for Battle Over Birth Control Coverage
'Accounting gimmick' -- Obama compromise still threatens religious liberty, leaders say
Bishops ‘concerned’ over reworded mandate; other Catholic leaders slam as ‘insult to injury’
Obama Bows to Pressure, but His Religious 'Accommodation' Even Worse

Don't Be Deceived! Evil Obama Policy Now Even MORE Evil!
Obama’s Contraceptive 'Compromise' Doesn't Pass the Smell Test ("It doesn't change a thing")
Compromise or Accommodation, it’s still unacceptable. (updated from Catholic Vote)
Pres. Obama’s “Plan B” compromise, Sr. Keehan, and the Magisterium of Nuns
Land Says Obama Mandate Most Anti-Catholic Government Action in 150 Years
Motive, Means and Opportunity: Obama’s Assault on Catholics
(Exempt Catholics) Joe Biden, Bill Daley warned of contraceptive backlash
(Tim) Thomas makes second political statement (Stands With Catholics)
Southern Baptist leader: If Obama mandate isn’t changed, Christians will go to jail
Over 150 congressional leaders demand repeal of HHS mandate
Boehner vows to overturn Obama’s birth control coverage rule
Boehner: Congress to overturn birth control policy if Obama does not reverse course
O'Brien says Archdiocese of Baltimore won't offer birth control coverage
Archbishop of San Francisco says Obama ruling strikes at religious freedom
How Obama Lost the Catholic Vote
‘I am going to stick with fellow Catholics’ in Pres. Obama’s war on Catholics. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
Unholy War
Six Things Everyone Should Know about the HHS Mandate
Santorum: Obama Hostile to Christians
Understanding Oppostion to the HHS Mandate (Part 1): Why the Church Won’t Pay for Contracept

The Bishops Chickens Coming Home to Roost.
65 Orthodox Church bishops call on Obama to ‘rescind’ the ‘unjust’ contraception mandate
Doug Kmiec Writes Obama: 'Friendship Will Not Permit Me to Disregard Duty to Faith and Country'
Catholic Outcry Over Obama Administration's Birth Control Decision Could Factor In Presidential Race
Standing with the Bishops [Catholic Caucus]
Updated: *167* Bishops (More Than 90% of Dioceses) Have Spoken Out Against Obama/HHS Mandate
Outrage!… Military Tells Chaplains What They Can and Can’t Say About HHS/ObamaAssault on Religion
Updated: *153* Bishops (Over 80% of Dioceses) Have Spoken Out Against Obama/HHS Mandate
An Affront Catholics Agree On [Liberal and Conservative Catholics Against Obama Mandate]
Army Silenced Chaplains Last Sunday
Catholic Military Archdiocese & Chaplains interfered with last Sunday by Pres. Obama’s Admin
The Anti-Catholic President v. the Catholic Bishops
Sen. Rubio introduces bill to reverse Obama birth control mandate
Churches balk at birth control rule - Catholics won’t comply, Bishop Kevin Rhoades says
Protestants and Jews declare to White House: We stand with Catholics
Checking the Air Outside [Bp. Zubik's follow up to Obama's “To Hell with You”]
Mohler [Southern Baptist] Says Insurance Mandate Not Just 'Catholic' Issue
An Open Letter to President Barack Obama Concerning Recent Tyranny (With Pictures!)
Lincoln bishop: prepare for 'suffering' under HHS mandate
Bishop David Zubik confronts Obama
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

46 posted on 02/12/2012 5:00:30 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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