Skip to comments.White House Fights Catholic Church Subpoena on Birth Control
Posted on 04/07/2013 9:21:38 AM PDT by marshmallow
(Reuters) - The Obama administration has gone to court to try to block a subpoena from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York seeking White House documents about the government's requirement of insurance coverage for birth control.
The subpoena requesting documents from President Barack Obama and his senior advisers would be burdensome to fulfill, the administration said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Citing U.S. Supreme Court precedent, the suit also argues that civil subpoenas of the president's executive office are inappropriate except in extraordinary circumstances.
The lawsuit was filed on Thursday and released on a court website on Friday.
Religious organizations, individuals and corporations have filed scores of suits to block a planned mandate that employers generally include coverage of contraception in health insurance plans they offer workers.
Though the mandate has some exceptions for religious employers, the New York archdiocese, one of the largest in the United States, said it expected to incur nearly $200 million each year in penalties if it refuses to comply.
The Catholic Church teaches that artificial birth control is sinful because it violates natural law.
A judge in Brooklyn federal court allowed an archdiocese lawsuit over the mandate to move forward in December, over the administration's argument that it was premature.
A lawyer for the archdiocese declined to comment on Friday on the administration's court action.
Obama has been trying to negotiate a settlement of the highly charged dispute, which pits advocates for women's health against those who say a mandate would violate the religious freedom of employers who oppose birth control.
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And the union Catholics who voted for their ‘messiah’ will close their eyes hold their hands over their ears and continue to vote as their unions tell them
"The subpoena requesting documents from President Barack Obama and his senior advisers would be burdensome to fulfill, the administration said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia."
How is it that a man with dozens of FULL TIME LAWYERS and HUNDREDS OF STAFF MEMBERS finds anything 'burdensome' ? What are all those 'CZARS' that he hired doing ?
Hey the meds became over the counter, they are out of medical plans. Is everyone happy?
The bottom line is the gov has more power than the Church and will ultimately do what it wants.
My Church better FIGHT this ALL THE WAY!! And OTHER Churches of Protestant denominations that aren’t Leftists should join us!
Yes...all those lawyers and staff...and can’t produce the requested records?
Let’s hope the liberal courts do not stonewall this like they did Obama’s Birth Certificate
BTTT for the Church!
God bless them.
It appears that the government has more power — but I believe that God surpasses that power in all ways.
**And OTHER Churches of Protestant denominations that arent Leftists should join us!**
Who do we ping? LOL!
All the little tin gods are deferred to, the higher up the ladder the more they're deferred to.
You have no idea how many things just get taken care of for you once you reach the House or Senate and I'm sure being President is several rungs above that.
Being elected to Federal office has become an unconstitutional Title of Nobility every bit as much as anything a king ever issued.
along with the abortion issue..partial birth infancide. Yes, keep voting for Obama.
The Roman Catholic church could have done something about this and fought it before the law was passed .
No , they would not do that because they wanted this law passed they just wanted an exemption for themselves .
The Roman Catholic church , including the pope wanted America to have socialized medicine .
Well suckers what are you going to do when this law has an exemption for muslims in and you don’t get one ?
Are you going to cry once lefty Americans start becoming muslims and it gives the islamics more power in America ?
Are you going to cry when they start persecuting you ?
Do not covet , what is it about do not covet that the Roman Catholic church and the Roman Catholic priest do not understand ?
This law is a jizyah on non muslims in America and instead of trying to get it tossed out you are still trying to get your exemption from it .
That is an opinion not supported by the facts. The actual teaching of the Church reminds us of our personal obligations to care for the needy but rejects Socialism.
CCC 2288 Life and physical health are precious gifts entrusted to us by God. We must take reasonable care of them, taking into account the needs of others and the common good.
Concern for the health of its citizens requires that society help in the attainment of living-conditions that allow them to grow and reach maturity: food and clothing, housing, health care, basic education, employment, and social assistance.
CCC 2431 The responsibility of the state. "Economic activity, especially the activity of a market economy, cannot be conducted in an institutional, juridical, or political vacuum. On the contrary, it presupposes sure guarantees of individual freedom and private property, as well as a stable currency and efficient public services. Hence the principal task of the state is to guarantee this security, so that those who work and produce can enjoy the fruits of their labors and thus feel encouraged to work efficiently and honestly. . . . Another task of the state is that of overseeing and directing the exercise of human rights in the economic sector. However, primary responsibility in this area belongs not to the state but to individuals and to the various groups and associations which make up society."
If you have a statement from the pope to the contrary I would love toe see it.
Peace be with you
Pope Is No Tea Partier: Benedict Backs Guaranteed Health Care For All
2 years ago
As newly empowered Republicans prepare a congressional agenda topped by a promise to repeal health care reform, Pope Benedict XVI has strongly reiterated Catholic teaching that universal health care is an “inalienable right” that must be guaranteed by every nation and society.
“It is necessary to work with greater commitment at all levels so that the right to health is rendered effective, favoring access to primary health care,” Benedict said in a message on Thursday to the 25th annual conference of the Vatican office that promotes health care ministry.
The pope and the roman catholic church stuck their nose where it didn’t belong and it is because of THEIR support and THEIR foolish meddling that helped pass a jizah on this country .
THey just paved a way for the spread of islam in this country .
THEY ARE TRAITORS and stupid fools
and still hanging on trying to get their exemption instead of screaming to repeal this Trojan horse
Your link takes me to a Huffington Post page which I can assure you is no expert or friend of either the Pope or the Teaparty.
Peace be with you.
Pope, church leaders call for guaranteed health care for all people
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI and other church leaders said it was the moral responsibility of nations to guarantee access to health care for all of their citizens, regardless of social and economic status or their ability to pay.
Access to adequate medical attention, the pope said in a written message Nov. 18, was one of the “inalienable rights” of man.
The pope’s message was read by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican secretary of state, to participants at the 25th International Conference of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry at the Vatican Nov. 18-19.
PopeTube: Benedict XVI: healthcare not a privilege, but a right
I wouldn't stand and give a photo op to someone who is pushing the killing of babies who are accidentally born alive during a failed abortion.
I would not stand next to and give a photo op to someone who pushed legislation that it is ok to kill babies in the womb .
I would not stand next to and give a photo op to someone who thinks who has made it his mandate to go against the will of the people in this country when it comes to marriage (DOMA) .
I would not stand next to and give a photo op to someone who pushed homosexuality on our military .
I would not even bid him Godspeed.
CALM DOWN before your burst a bubble!!!!
you obviously have no idea of what you are talking about so I won't even comment on it.
CALM DOWN before your burst a bubble!!!! you obviously have no idea of what you are talking about so I won't even comment on it.
If you won't comment on it then you should have butted out and kept your mouth shut and your fingers off your keyboard.
Enjoy your Dhimmai status when this kicks in full blown and people who don't know better start to convert in order not to have to pay it . Think it won't happen ? What kind of wealth transfer do you think it will be if you run a company that doesn't have to worry about paying it since they get an automatic muslim exemption . What kind of job transfer do you think it is going to be when you can hire employees who won't be subject to it ?
Either your church is completely blind to not see this coming or they are complicit and completely wicked thinking that they can get their own exemption to try to do the same thing .