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To: Buckeye McFrog
I believe most European governments directly pay for or reimburse for birth control or abortion, rather than linking it to churches (or even specific businesses). Here in the US, Obamacare is making religious organizations be at least the indirect providers of contraception.

I don't expect the Catholic Church in the US to fight if the US government itself starts directly providing free birth control, but I am optimistic that Church will not allow its churches and schools — forget most of the Catholic colleges, which the Church cannot control — to be the means by which women get birth control.

Chaput alone will never cave on this issue. As bad as things are — and I concede they are very bad — there will be Catholic bishops who will go down with the ship before they capitulate on this issue.

Pray hard.

5 posted on 02/06/2013 10:57:19 AM PST by utahagen
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To: utahagen

What we need is the head of The Catholic Bishops,Cardinal Dolan to invite Obama to another dinner.
Sad to say but I think the Bishops might be the weakest part of the Catholic Church today in the US.This is the time for the Laity to lead just as they have done on the fight against abortion.


11 posted on 02/06/2013 4:41:57 PM PST by ardara
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