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Hobby Lobby’s Green family meets with Pope Francis
Washington Post ^ | 3/31/14 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Posted on 03/31/2014 3:31:08 PM PDT by BlatherNaut

Days after discussing the U.S. Catholic bishops’ fight over contraception with President Obama, Pope Francis met Monday (March 31) with members of the Green family, the Oklahoma billionaires whose company, Hobby Lobby, took their challenge to Obama’s contraception mandate to the Supreme Court last week.

The pope met with Obama on Thursday for the first time, touching on some hot-button disputes between the White House and U.S. Catholic bishops.

A Vatican statement after the meeting said that the two men talked about issues including “the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection,” a veiled reference to Obama’s disputes with the American bishops (and the Green family) over the administration’s contraception mandate under Obamacare.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: hobbylobby; pope

1 posted on 03/31/2014 3:31:09 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

Wonderful!


2 posted on 03/31/2014 3:36:28 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: BlatherNaut

Slap! Slap!


3 posted on 03/31/2014 3:36:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Won’t get any news media attention from Obama’s ABCNNBCBS parrots.


4 posted on 03/31/2014 3:37:37 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: BlatherNaut

Well. That’s certainly interesting!


5 posted on 03/31/2014 3:44:05 PM PDT by livius
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To: BlatherNaut

VERY INTERESTING!!!! They are NOT Catholic!!!


6 posted on 03/31/2014 3:45:33 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: BlatherNaut

I went into Hobby Lobby on Saturday. It was bustling.

Don’t know if it was a sale, or solidarity, but a lot of people were there.


7 posted on 03/31/2014 3:46:12 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew

That is wonderful to hear. The nasty liberals are boycotting the place so those who have a Lobby Hobby nearby need to go in droves. Unfortunately communist Maryland does not have one. Of course we boycott too like Disney so I guess the liberals go there in droves.


8 posted on 03/31/2014 3:57:46 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: BlatherNaut

I guess I’m not seeing the significance here. This article doesn’t seem to say much of anything (unless I missed it).


9 posted on 03/31/2014 3:57:49 PM PDT by piusv
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To: All

The Greens are in Rome for the launch of one of their traveling exhibits, “Verbum Domini II” (Latin for “The Word of the Lord”).

““The purpose of the meeting was to thank the pope for the loan of items to the exhibit from the Vatican museum and library,” said Jennifer Sheran of DeMoss, the Atlanta public relations firm that represents the Greens. “The pope did ask how the (Hobby Lobby) case was progressing.”

Eighteen members of the Green family met with the pope, Sheran said, as well as 10 members from the American Bible Society. The meeting lasted 30 minutes.”


10 posted on 03/31/2014 4:06:40 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut
Why does the Washington Post think it is vital to call them "billionaires" in the first sentence? To signal to their typical reader that they aren't supposed to like these guys?
11 posted on 03/31/2014 4:13:39 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: BlatherNaut

I hope the Vatican releases a photo showing the Pope sitting next to the Greens, not with a desk in between them as in the Pope’s photo with 0bama.


12 posted on 03/31/2014 4:21:09 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Verginius Rufus

To make them different from us and give us a reason to hate out of jealousy. Typical devil worshiping technique.


13 posted on 03/31/2014 4:25:19 PM PDT by RareCTCnstve
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To: BlatherNaut

Ironic, since the Pope is the head of the Primary Corporation - the “corpus,” or body, of the Catholic Church.


14 posted on 03/31/2014 4:40:51 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Ann Archy
They are NOT Catholic!!!

Only place that seems to matter is the FR RF...

15 posted on 03/31/2014 4:42:31 PM PDT by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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To: Ann Archy
They are NOT Catholic!!!

Okay.

16 posted on 03/31/2014 4:45:17 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: DaveMSmith; Jane Long

This is HUGE! They are Evangelicals and Evangelicals usually don’t like anything PAPIST!!


17 posted on 03/31/2014 5:14:22 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
This is HUGE! They are Evangelicals and Evangelicals usually don’t like anything PAPIST!!

You might want to log off and talk to some real people. In my community, such prejudice doesn't exist.

18 posted on 03/31/2014 5:18:45 PM PDT by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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To: Alex Murphy; Gamecock; daniel1212

Ping


19 posted on 03/31/2014 5:22:24 PM PDT by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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To: Ann Archy

I guess you weren’t aware of Francis’ message to evangelicals last month:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5TwrG8B3ME

Francis=Vatican II incarnate


20 posted on 03/31/2014 5:32:02 PM PDT by piusv
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To: Ann Archy

Such anti-Catholic attitudes have existed from some of the leaders of the Protestant reformation, but nowadays most people can just agree to disagree on the disputed issues And work together on all if the shared principles The Pope and the Hobby Lobby family are both in court trying to protect their pro- life beliefs against the attacks from Obama and his people. There is a strong common bond


21 posted on 03/31/2014 5:48:06 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Ann Archy; BlatherNaut
VERY INTERESTING!!!! They are NOT Catholic!!!

I, for one, am happy to see the meeting. The timing is just perfect.

Oh, and by the way, I think the original stated purpose is pretty great, too (even excluding the coincidence with the Obama visit).

22 posted on 03/31/2014 5:59:49 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: BlatherNaut

The church has 2000 years of subtle messages behind it.

This was a not-so-subtle notice to an obtuse politician.


23 posted on 03/31/2014 6:22:13 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Ann Archy

Sterotype much?


24 posted on 04/01/2014 3:27:22 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
And also to enforce the notion the Pope will only meet with Billionaires.
25 posted on 04/01/2014 3:39:46 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: liberalh8ter
Particularly this pope. Notorious for riding his bicycle through the streets of Buenos Aires but talking only to the billionaires he encountered.

Actually, in Argentina, because of the inflation, there may have been a time when you could be a billionaire and still be very poor.

26 posted on 04/01/2014 7:01:46 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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