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Archbishop Chaput: ‘We Are Catholics Before We Are Americans’
The Washington Post ^ | 10/24/12 | Jeannine Hunter

Posted on 10/25/2012 7:04:01 AM PDT by marshmallow

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia urged the faithful to put their faith ahead of politics, according to an interview with Catholic News Service within two weeks of the presidential election.

The Catholic leader clarified the duty of Catholics as he discussed the politics of abortion. He emphasized a need to honor God above country, of “Catholic identity taking precedence over everything.”

“We’re Catholics before we’re Democrats. We’re Catholics before we’re Republicans. We’re even Catholics before we’re Americans because we know that God has a demand on us prior to any government demand on us,” he said in a new interview with the wire service. “And this has been the story of the martyrs through the centuries,” Chaput said.

“[Abortion] is a very serious issue that requires absolute adherence on the part of Catholics,” said the Philadelphia archbishop, “and if we don’t stand united on this issue we’re bound to failure—not only in the area of protecting unborn human life but in maintaining our religious freedom.”

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TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics; Theology
KEYWORDS: chaput
Viva Cristo Rey!!
1 posted on 10/25/2012 7:04:05 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
Amen!

Exodus 20:
2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3 “You shall have no other gods before me.

Matthew 4:
8 Again the devil took him up into a very high mountain, and shewed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them, 9 And said to him: All these will I give thee, if falling down thou wilt adore me. 10 Then Jesus saith to him: Begone, Satan: for it is written, The Lord thy God shalt thou adore, and him only shalt thou serve.

GOD is God.

Government is not God.

Nation is not God.

Prestige is not God.

Money is not God.

Power is not God.

No ... only GOD is God, and He alone do we worship.

As for me and my house, we will serve The LORD.

Viva Cristo Rey!!!

2 posted on 10/25/2012 7:13:26 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: marshmallow

Not gonna help the next Kennedy who runs for POTUS.

I can live with that.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 7:24:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Are you a Christian first, or an American first?

Consider carefully before answering.

4 posted on 10/25/2012 7:27:13 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: marshmallow
While I'm glad the Archbishop's comments will almost certainly result in more Republican votes...realpolitik and all that...it occurs to me: suppose a Muslim cleric urged his faithful to be Muslims first rather than Americans. I suspect the ennthusiasm here would be a bit more muted...
5 posted on 10/25/2012 8:06:12 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: ArrogantBustard

Just suppose:
You were born in this nation, the greatest on the face of the Earth, to two parents, who have a lineage of birthright, in this nation. That makes you an American, whether you like it or not.

Your parents were of Christian upbringing, and followed all the rites associated with your growth, from a newborn babe to a young man. You participated in those rites that were deemed necessary, for you to be considered Christian, yourself.

Now, by doing so, within the writings and teachings of literature associated with these rites, you are instructed that you have now become answerable to Divinity, and that trumps anything of any kind of being an American.

But, you are an American. You have for as long as you remember, said The Pledge of Allegiance, proudly, because you ARE an American.

So now, do you drop your allegiance to the nation that is the home of your birth, and the birth of your parents, and their parents? Or, do you live a lie?

I have watched this argument build, for a long time. I have watched the challenge being bullhorned to every American across the land. Here is my answer, and phooey, if it does not fit in your round peg/round hole pegboard.

My religious beliefs are pecuilar, particular, and pertain only to me. I do not have to answer to any American, native or natural born, as to the definitions of what those beliefs are.

I am an American by birth, half-breed and proudly, by blood. I am half-Mojave. I am a disabled Vietnam veteran, so I have damn well earned the right to think, speak, elect, spit at, and pray to whom I choose.

I look with the eye of scrutiny at anybody that says that anybody who practices their peculiar and particular faith, must be of that faith first, before being an American. IMHO, should you believe that, this country doesn’t need you! Mohammedans are a prime example of this. IMHO, this means that you are willing to shape the laws of this country to your own peculiar, and particular beliefs, and what I hold dear, and what has worked for all these years since the beginning of this great nation, be damned.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 8:21:36 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: ArrogantBustard
Are you a Christian first, or an American first? Consider carefully before answering.

While I'm not a Christian, I certainly put my American citizenship before my (lack of) faith.

7 posted on 10/25/2012 8:39:40 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: ArrogantBustard
Are you a Christian first, or an American first? Consider carefully before answering.

While I'm not a Christian, I certainly put my American citizenship before my (lack of) faith.

8 posted on 10/25/2012 8:41:41 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: Terry L Smith
America did not create me. America will not be my judge at the end of time. America will not be my home in eternity; indeed in eternity, America will not exist.

My first, highest, and final loyalty is to God who created me, not to any mere earthly principality or power.

Viva Cristo Rey!!!

9 posted on 10/25/2012 8:51:34 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

I can certainly understand why someone who acknowledges no supernatural divinity would give his highest loyalty to his country.


10 posted on 10/25/2012 8:53:59 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: marshmallow
Christian vs American vs Baptist (or Catholic as the case may be)

Being Christian is a much higher priority than being Baptist. I'm Baptist because I'm Christian and I believe Baptists interpret scripture the best and have the best form of church governance.

But being Baptist is associating with a group of Christian believers. Thus being Baptist has a distinct human stamp upon it. The quality of being a Baptist is subject to change depending on the leadership and the Baptist laypeople's resolve to keep leadership on target.

My Christianity has a higher priority than my being an American. My allegiance to God is far more important than adherence to a human government.

However my Christianity is mostly compatible with being an American. In fact it makes me a better American. It helps be fight to help make America better and to help it adhere to it's traditional Christian roots.

11 posted on 10/25/2012 9:02:06 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Terry L Smith
I wonder ... have you ever actually paid attention to the Pledge of Allegiance, of which you're so proud?

Here's the text of it ... emphasis mine:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

FWIW.

Choose ye this day whom you will serve.

As for me and my house, we will serve The LORD.

12 posted on 10/25/2012 9:04:12 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
I can certainly understand why someone who acknowledges no supernatural divinity would give his highest loyalty to his country.

Should a Jew give his highest loyalty to his faith over his country?

Should a Hindu?

Should a Muslim?

13 posted on 10/25/2012 9:31:29 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: Joseph Harrolds
Yes, to all.

The one thing admirable about the mohammedans is their unwavering dedication to their beliefs. I find the beliefs themselves to be repugnant ... but then I also find the non-beliefs of atheists to be both repugnant and risible.

14 posted on 10/25/2012 9:38:07 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
Yes, to all.

I'm more of an "E pluribus unum" guy, myself.

The one thing admirable about the mohammedans is their unwavering dedication to their beliefs. I find the beliefs themselves to be repugnant ... but then I also find the non-beliefs of atheists to be both repugnant and risible.

While I can't speak for atheists (as I'm an agnostic) I'll admit that I disagree with most of them when it comes to politics...but to characterize the assertion that the supernatural does not exist as "repugnant" strikes me as more than a bit peculiar!

15 posted on 10/25/2012 10:22:54 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: ArrogantBustard
Yes, to all.

I'm more of an "E pluribus unum" guy, myself.

The one thing admirable about the mohammedans is their unwavering dedication to their beliefs. I find the beliefs themselves to be repugnant ... but then I also find the non-beliefs of atheists to be both repugnant and risible.

While I can't speak for atheists (as I'm an agnostic) I'll admit that I disagree with most of them when it comes to politics...but to characterize the assertion that the supernatural does not exist as "repugnant" strikes me as more than a bit peculiar!

16 posted on 10/25/2012 10:24:12 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Sorry for the double posts...getting all sorts of error messages when I try to reply.


17 posted on 10/25/2012 10:30:28 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: Joseph Harrolds
I'm more of a

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

kind of guy, myself.

But before that, I'm a

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.

kind of guy ...

18 posted on 10/25/2012 10:37:06 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

FR is badly behaved today ... and God (any or all, take your pick ;’}) help you if you’re trying to use a mobile device.


19 posted on 10/25/2012 10:45:59 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

I thought we kind of covered all of this with “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s”?


20 posted on 10/25/2012 11:20:55 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: ArrogantBustard
I'm more of a Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Kind of guy, myself.

I fully support the Constitution myself, so no contradiction there.

But before that, I'm a I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. kind of guy ...

Obviously a quote, trying to recognize it without Googling it. Nicine(sp?) Creed?

In any case, not something I believe in.

21 posted on 10/25/2012 12:00:46 PM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: ArrogantBustard
Augustine speaks of us having citizenship in two cites. The City of Man, which would loosley be the USA, and the City of God.

They both have some separate areas of concern. The Church doesn't have a lot to say on speed limits for example, but those who are of the City of God must realize we are just traveling here. This City is not our real home.

The danger is that most tend to drift more into the city of man. In other words, the reason why so many Catholics are devout Democrats is that their society or family group are culturally that way, and they value their standing in that group more than the standing in the Church.

22 posted on 10/25/2012 12:11:23 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Boogieman
I thought we kind of covered all of this with “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s”?

Only if we don't forget "Render unto God what is God's".

God is the Creator.

"Caesar" (however defined) is a mere creature.

Who comes first? Who has first claim on your loyalty?

I think the answer is easy. Or should be.

And I have already given it.

23 posted on 10/25/2012 12:20:09 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Joseph Harrolds
Obviously a quote, trying to recognize it without Googling it. Nicine(sp?) Creed?

Correct. "Nicene", BTW.

In any case, not something I believe in.

Your business. Your beliefs (or lack thereof) no doubt affect the way you vote ... Similarly, my beliefs (or lack thereof) affect the way I vote.

That's how a Republic works.

24 posted on 10/25/2012 12:24:13 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: redgolum
Good points.

The danger is that most tend to drift more into the city of man.

Right ... and when the City of Man starts to step outside its bounds, and say things like "killing babies OK" ... then we have a problem, and we must choose which "City" has our first and highest loyalty.

so many Catholics are devout Democrats is that their society or family group are culturally that way, and they value their standing in that group more than the standing in the Church.

They have chosen where to place their loyalty. They have chosen poorly, IMO. They have rendered unto Caesar what is God's.

25 posted on 10/25/2012 12:29:05 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

As a group, non-Christians and non-believers are overwhelmingly anti-American, but that is just the big general picture, it doesn’t apply to many, many, individuals.


26 posted on 10/25/2012 12:30:09 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
The other thing to think about is that many the the Evangelicals have done the SAME THING with the GOP.

Billy Grahmn came out as a support of Moromism. Why? He doesn't want Obama to win.

Now you can support Mitt for president without supporting the LDS. He chose not to because of his close ties to the conservative movement in the GOP.

My loyalty is not to the Republican party. It is to God.

27 posted on 10/25/2012 12:52:09 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: All

**“We’re Catholics before we’re Democrats. We’re Catholics before we’re Republicans. We’re even Catholics before we’re Americans because we know that God has a demand on us prior to any government demand on us,” he said in a new interview with the wire service. “And this has been the story of the martyrs through the centuries,” Chaput said.**

BTTT!


28 posted on 10/25/2012 4:06:32 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Then by your own writ, you have no views about those who are demanding sharia law becoming the law of America, right? You have no view of a Republic being turned into a Socialist/Communist state, requiring everything of you, do you?
If this is true, then you really don’t, and can’t defend the very Bill of Rights, that folks fought, bled, and died, to make a reality, can you?


29 posted on 10/25/2012 7:46:46 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: ArrogantBustard

Yes, I have! in fact, here is how “The Pledge” has “evolved” through time:
1892:
“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands: one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”
1892 to 1923:
“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”
1923 to 1954:
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”
1954 to Present:
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”

The reason it was changed in 1954, was in response to a little thing called Soviet Russia, and it’s little doctrine called Communism, otherwise, it would have remained unchanged, until this current President could get his fingers around it.

I was born before the last literary change, which I have no problem embracing.

I am swearing/pledging allegiance to the FLAG, that has flown over every military installation that I grew up on, and in my own time, served upon. It is the FLAG that drapes our fallen military members’ caskets, who have given their all in securing our Freedom. It is the FLAG that was once draped over the casket of a slain President in 1963, who was also a WW2 veteran. It is the FLAG that was draped over my best friend’s casket, when returned from Vietnam, in 1969.

That FLAG is the very symbol of Freedom, bought and paid for in the blood of our GI’s, throughout time.


30 posted on 10/25/2012 8:05:13 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: marshmallow

Thanks for posting this. I have not read the rest of the Bishop’s remarks, but he could have gone on to point out the important steps between God and Country that are habitually omitted when this topic comes up in the USA. My loyalty should be, in decreasing order of priority and probably leaving out some intermediates, to God, my family, my neighbors, my town, my county (not country), my state, and only then and presuming no conflict with higher priorities, to the federal government. After all these, of course, might come NATO, the UN, etc. Unfortunately, with the deliberate Balkanisation of the USA along ethnic lines we may all soon have to wrestle with where to insert our tribes into this hierarchy of loyalty.


31 posted on 10/25/2012 8:09:51 PM PDT by DumbestOx ("Where is everybody?" - Enrico Fermi, 1950)
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To: ArrogantBustard; Joseph Harrolds

You wrote:

“I can certainly understand why someone who acknowledges no supernatural divinity would give his highest loyalty to his country.”

That’s not logically sound. How many athiests would side with their country if their country told them they had to worship God, go to Church, pay taxes to support the established faith, and not use birth control?

In the end, if that were the situation, an athiest must choose his conscience over his nation. If he doesn’t, he will hate himself, hate his nation, and be useless to society in any matter concerning truth.


32 posted on 10/25/2012 9:37:38 PM PDT by vladimir998
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New York Times accused of Catholic bashing, double standard on religion
Liberal Catholics Spooked by United Bishops for Religious Freedom
US Bishops Dig-in on Threats Against Religious Liberty: USCCB Statement on HHS Mandate
US Bishops Decry ‘Illegal and Unjust’ HHS Mandate, Call for Prayer and Penance
President Obama Perplexed by 'War on Religion' Charges
No Compromise
BISHOPS DON’T BUDGE ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY (Catholic Caucus)
Bishops Consider Broader Focus in Birth-Control Fight
Bishop [Lori] Hopes to Restart White House Contraception Talks
Obama Admin Finalizes Rules: $1 Abortions in ObamaCare
Obama's HHS mandate will destroy the Little Sisters of the Poor's ministry to the elderly
Amish, Ok. Catholics, No. (HHS Mandate)
Gloria Purvis: Opposing the Contraception Mandate
Ave Maria University Files Lawsuit Against Obama Administration
Obama’s Contraception Spin Machine (Administration misreads the Catholic Church yet again)
Obama the Apostate (Reckoning with the Catholic Church)

Dolan: White House invoked support of “enlightened” Catholics in refusing to budge on mandate
Deadly health risks for women: The unspoken side of the Obama birth control mandate
HHS mandate threatens Little Sisters of the Poor elder care
The Noise-to-Signal Ratio at the USCCB
Catholic Missionary Suing Government Willing to Risk Health (Crohn's) Over HHS Mandate
Cardinal Dolan: White House Lectured My USCCB Staff On How to Interpret Catholic Teaching
Obama Admin lectures Card. Dolan and USCCB. Dolan responds. (Fr Z Fisking of Article)
HHS mandate could close 13 percent of the nation’s hospitals
Bishop Lori rips America editorial on HHS mandate Priest warns Obama: Better knock the Catholic Church out now - you’ve awakened the giant
Irony - Bar Boots Denver Bishop giving private talk on threats to religious liberty
Top U.S. Bishop to All Bishops: ‘We Did Not Ask for This Fight, But We Will Not Run From It’
Obama Risks $100 Billion If Catholic Hospitals Close
Catholic bishops exhort faithful to oppose Obamacare in a Sunday message
Congress Told HHS Mandate Fines Could Total $620,000
Cardinal Dolan blasts White House contraception plan as 'freedom of religion battle'
The Coming Persecution (a priest's projection on what is to come if Obama re-elected)
The HHS Mandate: Cardinal George and the Bishops Are Fighting the Last War (Excellent Analysis)
Cardinal Dolan indicates possible legal actions; rebuffs "cave-in" Catholics
From Cardinal Dolan: “We Have to be Realistic and Prepare for Tough Times…”

Biden: We 'Screwed up' Contraception Mandate
Priest To Planned Parenthood: ‘Here Comes The Catholic Church’
The Catholic Diaspora and the Tragedy of Liberal Catholicism
A sermon explaining what Pres. Obama is doing.
Holder: 1st Amendment Allows Gov't to Force Catholics to Buy Sterilizat-Contracept-Abortn Insurance
Sebelius Excludes Bishops From Obamacare Mandate Compromise Talks
On "Things Not Subject to Human Government"
Church Could Be Forced To 'Give Up' Public Work, Cardinal George Warns
Cardinal George: No Catholic Hospitals in 2 Years Unless HHS Mandate is Rescinded
The Way Freedom of Religion Should Work
Religious Liberty Homily
Obama Faces More Lawsuits Over Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate
Pope Benedict Defends Religious Liberty
The Sisters and Universal Health Care: Forgetting What Religion Is
Time Magazine Op-Ed: Perhaps “Some Time in Jail” for Catholic Bishops Defending Religious Liberty
Baptist College Sues Over Contraceptive Mandate
Government Assault May Have Just Begun, Cardinal Dolan Warns
Responding to Your Questions for MORE! (Eblast from Grace Before Meals priest)
Seven states, Catholic plaintiffs file largest lawsuit against HHS mandate
Catholic CEO calls mandate compromise 'divide and conquer' strategy

Catholic Bishop's Prez: Our Rights Don’t Depend on Obama
Obama's defense of religion {Mega BARF-Alert - talk about spin...}
Contraception and the Culture War [Deepening Catholic-Evangelical Relationship]
Cardinal Timothy Dolan issues strongest statement yet against the HHS mandate
Clergy Declare State of Emergency for Churches Over Obama Demands
Father, We're Ready for that Homily on Contraception Now
Contraception, Against Conscience [Why EWTN Will Not Comply With Obama's Mandate]
Bishops Decry Obama birth Control Plan, Yet Catholic Hospitals Report Sterilizations
The Catholic Betrayal of Religious Freedom
Obama Responds to Belmont Abbey Lawsuit. Epic Fail.
Catholic Charities Insists it has not Endorsed HHS Mandate
Chaput emerging as a warrior-bishop
Archbishop Chaput: It’s not a ‘compromise,’ and it needs to be rescinded
Pro-Abortion Fingerprints on HHS Mandate
Dem (Congressman) Scolds Bishop (at House Oversight hearin)
Evangelicals & Catholics Together: In Defense of Religious Freedom (vs. Islam, Secularism)
Catholic priest, pro-life activists arrested outside White House protesting Obama mandate
Obama Contradicted: HHS Banned Consideration of ‘Cost Effectiveness’ in Developing Contraception
BREAKING: Every Single Bishop Has Condemned the Obama/HHS Mandate!
Pro-life nuns: We’re not exempt - Obama mandate would force us ‘to pay for abortion-inducing drugs’

Contraception ruling: Democrats accuse clergy of complicity with GOP at hearing
Catholic League on Sebelius’s admission before a Senate committee
Voris: Obama Able to Neutralize Catholic Resistance Thanks to Bishops’ Past Complicity
Abortion, Contraception and the Church Fathers (Catholic teaching unchanged for 2000 yrs)
Head of U.S. bishops: Obama compromise on mandate ‘a hill of beans’; opposition intensifies
USCCB President: 'Harder and Harder' to Accept Obama's Word
White House Criticizes Bishops, Trumpets Support from CHA, Catholic Charities
Political Science 101: how the White House snookered the USCCB on the 'compromise'
What Did CHA's Carol Keehan Know and When Did She Know It?
Pope Shares Remarks on American Culture with Bishops; Issues Call to Laity By: Msgr. Charles Pope
USCCB President says Obama offered next to nothing; expresses disappointment with Sr. Keehan
Evangelical Leaders Call for Civil Disobedience Against U.S. Government
Liberal Jews Speak Against HHS Mandate
Top nun who supported Obama mandate thanks pro-choice group in private e-mail
Catholic Health Association collaboration with Obama admin on mandate a ‘scandal’: Catholic leader
Obama's revised HHS mandate won't solve problems, USCCB president says
Fr. Frank Pavone: No compromise - the mandate has to go, period
Time To Admit It: The Church Has Always Been Right On Birth Control
Culture with Local Bishops and Issues a Call to the Laity [Ecumenical]
Bishops Reject Obama's 'Accommodation' - President's political hemorrhaging to continue.

HHS Mandate - Nothing Has Changed (Donald Cardinal Weurl)
Obama Chief of Staff: New Pro-Abortion Mandate Here to Stay
WH: We Are Done Negotiating With Catholics
Opponents launch new White House petition rejecting Obama rewrite of birth control mandate
Did the Leaders of the Catholic Church Make a Deal with the Redistributionist Devil?
Archbishop Chaput: HHS mandate insulting and dangerous
Cardinal-Designate Dolan no longer trusts Obama
American Catholicism’s Pact With the Devil
Notre Dame Faculty to Obama: ‘This Is a Grave Violation of Religious Freedom and Cannot Stand’
White House: No More Compromise on Contraception
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
href="http://www.sundayscripturestudy.com/this_week.html">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

33 posted on 10/30/2012 3:47:25 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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