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USCCB President: 'Harder and Harder' to Accept Obama's Word
Catholic Culture ^ | 2/14/12

Posted on 02/15/2012 1:46:10 PM PST by marshmallow

The president of the US bishops’ conference has said that it is “getting harder and harder” to believe that President Obama has a genuine commitment to religious liberty.

Archbishop Timothy Dolan on New York, who is in Rome this week to receive a cardinal’s red hat..........

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TOPICS: Activism; Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: dolanwilltryharder
Is a glimmer of light finally starting to shine though.....??
1 posted on 02/15/2012 1:46:14 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
shine "though" = shine through
2 posted on 02/15/2012 1:47:32 PM PST by marshmallow (.)
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To: marshmallow
Obama is a mendacious slimeball whose word is worthless. It's time for the scales to drop from peoples' eyes. There is not a sincere bone in his body.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

3 posted on 02/15/2012 1:52:42 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: marshmallow
Is a glimmer of light finally starting to shine though.....??

Don't count on it. The Catholic hierarchy has been running interference for liberals since I was in high school, at least. I'm 61.

Disclaimer: I'm a practicing Catholic and an ex-seminarian.

The Catholic hierarchy fought for Hillarycare which got me involved in politics in the first place...on the side of decency.

The Catholic hierarchy was pro-Obama to a large majority. I suspect the "leaders" will line up behind Obama in droves this November. The USCCB is a collection of clowns in the large majority. My guess is they actually take themselves seriously.

They are getting from Obama exactly what they invited. To complain these days is pretty clown-like.

4 posted on 02/15/2012 2:01:30 PM PST by stevem
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To: marshmallow

“getting harder and harder” is the bishops thick skull. Get over it fellas. He’s a liar’s liar. Stop believing him. Stop supporting him.

5 posted on 02/15/2012 2:02:06 PM PST by albie
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To: marshmallow
I think Dolan knows full well, he is just maintaining a measured posture, as he is to become a cardinal and may end up the first American pope some day. The rest of the bishops, I dunno. They sure seem obtuse much of the time, wrapped up in their misguided obsession with "social justice."
6 posted on 02/15/2012 2:02:51 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: marshmallow

In my state, we don’t have real estate taxes for church owned property that is used for religious purposes, because the power to tax, is the power to destroy.

So, if Obama makes the church pay premiums for insurance for a service that the church does not condone, is it an unlawful tax on a church, even if it is called something else like a “premium?”

The power to tax is the power to destroy, and the power to tax just a little is also the power to destroy.

The founders sought independence of the colonies because after revoking all of the other intolerable acts, the King still demanded just one little tax to prove the principle. The founders knew that the power to tax, even just a little bit, is the power to be a despot.

Amendment I: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...”

What Obama means is that, when we read into the Constitution what is really meant, was this:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..., except that the phrase “no law” means really a few little laws like when the government decides that something needs to be provided free of charge under the idea that is healthcare, even though the prevention of pregnancy is not an illness, and the religion has fundamental tenants against contraception, then the Congress can make a law taxing that religion and forcing it to pay for something it does not believe, especially when many in the faith don’t honor the rule.”

7 posted on 02/15/2012 2:08:19 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: marshmallow
“I want to take him at his word,” the cardinal-designate told an AP interviewer. “I do have to say it’s getting harder and harder.”

Translated from the Latin, "obummer is an f ****** liar", but since I may become the first American Pope, I can't say that. Mea Culpa.

8 posted on 02/15/2012 2:08:27 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: marshmallow

It’s really tough to take the average FGD liar seriously too many times in a row. Obama is a liar who aspires only to additional power.

9 posted on 02/15/2012 2:24:14 PM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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10 posted on 02/15/2012 2:31:19 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: marshmallow

Obama’s word and a $1.50 will buy you a cup of coffee.

11 posted on 02/15/2012 2:40:10 PM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
There is not a sincere bone in his body.

He's sincerely Marxist and sincerely evil.

12 posted on 02/15/2012 2:41:53 PM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: marshmallow

Since Archbishop Dolan will be meeting with the Pope this weekend, maybe he could politely ask him to soon issue a papal encyclical calling for religious freedom around the globe.

Christianity is under siege from the White House to China to Egypt. The Pope could also help by issuing a letter to American Catholics to be read in churches urging them to stand up against Obama’s anti-religious HHS mandate. The Sunday before the presidential election would be an excellent time to do this.

13 posted on 02/15/2012 3:06:02 PM PST by Bluestocking
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I’d like to send the Archbishop some encouragement and thanks for his recent actions and statements.

Anyone have any ideas on how?

14 posted on 02/15/2012 3:08:36 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: marshmallow

The arch bishop is a bit late but welcome to the party.

15 posted on 02/15/2012 4:01:13 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: D-fendr

Just look up Archdiocese of New York, they have contact info.

16 posted on 02/15/2012 4:39:25 PM PST by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: marshmallow

Isn’t this just polite, Catholic diplo-speak for “You can’t believe a word he says?”

17 posted on 02/16/2012 9:12:09 AM PST by circlecity
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To: marshmallow
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18 posted on 02/16/2012 9:54:23 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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