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‘We Will Not Comply’: Catholic Leaders Distribute Letter Slamming Obama Admin Contraceptive Mandate
The Blaze ^ | 1-30-12 | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 01/30/2012 8:49:20 AM PST by netmilsmom

We’ve covered the Catholic Church’s ongoing battle with the Obama administration over contraception health care mandates for quite some time. Over the weekend, though, the stand-off took an unusual turn, as Catholic churches across America read a letter to congregants that perfectly encapsulated the church’s stance against the impending federal requirements.

The Church’s vocal arguments against the Obama administration are centered upon a Health and Human Services Department requirement that employers must include contraception and abortion-inducing drugs in health-care coverage. While this requirement doesn’t apply to houses of worship, it will force Catholic colleges, hospitals and other Christian groups to provide these drugs despite their faith-based opposition to them.

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To: mdmathis6
This southern Baptist RN stands with the Catholics on this issue!

As does this member of a similar Protestant church. As the saying goes,"First they came for the Catholics"

BTW, I fully expect the regime to go after tax exempt status of those entities that refuse to comply if, GOD forbid, this Obamacare obamination isn't overturned or otherwise repealed.

51 posted on 01/30/2012 10:35:51 AM PST by Marathoner (In the 80s we had Reagan, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope. Now we have Obama, no cash and no hope.)
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To: battousai

Our pastor at the time was positively giddy when Obama was elected.

Made me ill.


52 posted on 01/30/2012 10:42:46 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: All

ping for later...

FUBO!


53 posted on 01/30/2012 10:43:46 AM PST by Yooper4Life (They all lie.)
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To: netmilsmom

I wonder if Obama and Holder will send in armed federal marshals in riot gear to enforce the mandate like Janet Reno did for Elian Gonzalas.


54 posted on 01/30/2012 10:46:05 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Graybeard58
When is the Catholic church going to boot her sorry ass out?

Paging Archbishop Niederauer. Please pick up the white courtesy phone in the lobby.

Oh ... and bring Archbishop Naumann with you. Pope Benedict XVI wishes to speak about a devil named Sebelius.

55 posted on 01/30/2012 11:06:41 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: The Great RJ

If Obama gets back in, he will be emboldened.
I could see the feds sending in G-Men for sure.

They are going to have a tough time in my parish. We are nearly 70% Slovak. Some are naturalized, some are first generation. Those who came here remember what it was like under communism. Our Pastor has given many a homily about how blessed we are to be in America and have the freedom to be Christian.

They’ll have a fight with us. We will not back down.


56 posted on 01/30/2012 11:09:43 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: MrB

They sent people with guns to Klamath...we stood up to them and eventually won.

The Catholics, with our support can and should do the same.

There comes a time when a clear line must be drawn in the sand. This is one of those times.


57 posted on 01/30/2012 11:12:32 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Houghton M.

Obama has shown a propensity to ignore the courts and do his own thing anyway. You think that one case about religious employment just decided by the USSC is going away?...Cass Susstein will just write a more narrowly tailored set of regulations, which meet the court’s objections, in support of the administration’s original detirmination against the church in question and implement them anyway. That’s why the election is also important in this case.

The administration has over reached, offending many Catholics...and Randall Terry is just ready to primary Obama, especially in very Catholic rich states. Terry has quite a following within a number of non aligned evangelical protestant groups and could force some convention drama should he win a few primaries. Terry could go third party taking a number of vital Obama voters with him. He has the rhetorical ability and moxy to do so, but he needs to go all in!


58 posted on 01/30/2012 11:24:57 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Christ came not to make man into God but to restore fellowship of the Godhead with man.)
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To: Clint Lippo

It wasn’t read in Edmond, Oklahoma. My arch Diocese covers most of the state.


59 posted on 01/30/2012 11:37:06 AM PST by lawdave
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To: Notary Sojac
Sadly, you are correct.

Many in the Catholic church stood with the left, and even now more than a few at my wife's parish are defending this. They view uninversial health care as so important, it is worth mandating abortion.

Now, they don't say it that way, but they dance around the issue. Something about supporting the poor by not allowing the poor to increase.

60 posted on 01/30/2012 11:54:58 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: netmilsmom

I hope the catholics do what the mennonites amish and manyothers do, make a support group and self finance. Works as Mutual aid,and takes them totally out of the laws of Hussain. It is a big kiss off. I imagine that the Mormans already use mutual aid.

Medishare and samaritan are examples of other Christian mutual aid groups.

I understand that the Islamics are already in the mutual aid business.


61 posted on 01/30/2012 12:12:24 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Oh but there is the rub. You see the Catholics have been in bed with the progressive Democrats for years. Catholics openly opposing nay even violating our immigration laws, because they found them oppressive on ILLEGALS. Catholics overwhelmingly voted for Clinton and Obama. Now, they draw the line? Like a mistress angry because her boyfriend is cheating on her with his wife. My wife and daughter are Catholic, I go to Mass with them, but I will not join the church until they stop climbing in bed with the progressives. You sleep in a dung heap you are bound to get some s%!t on you.
62 posted on 01/30/2012 12:19:22 PM PST by OldGoatCPO (S,)
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To: redgolum

What you’re seeing is Catholic liberals, like all other liberals, want to feel good about themselves for their “good works”,
but don’t want to actually do the work, just advocate that others do good works, and attribute that advocacy to their own righteousness.

This is the appeal of having the government do it.
You don’t have to actually do the work, nor deal with the people, nor even use your own wealth to “help” others.


63 posted on 01/30/2012 12:24:23 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: netmilsmom
Beck is calling for all people to see and support Catholics in this endeavor.

I'm surprised Glenn is calling for support of Catholics. While I don't listen to or watch Glenn religiously, it always seemed to me that he had a low opinion of the Catholic Church.

Mormons have a low view of the Catholic Church, ex-Catholics tend to be critical of it, and whenever Beck would have religious people on his shows, I found it telling that he never had a priest on as far as I know.

64 posted on 01/30/2012 12:53:59 PM PST by WPaCon
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To: trailhkr1

You’re right about that. I’m glad the church leaders have finally spoken up in opposition to this Administration, but this letter seems somewhat of a toothless tiger if they won’t take the next, logical step and state that withholding political support (votes) for the politicians who propose such rules is also called for. When it comes to that concrete action, the bishops seem to flinch. I think they all should read the book of James and think about putting their faith into action.


65 posted on 01/30/2012 12:55:51 PM PST by chimera
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To: WPaCon

I find “The Blaze” to be borderline Anti-Catholic. Their comments are handled in the same way that comments are handled here. The powers that be let Anti-Catholic statements stand and the management says “We are not Anti-Catholic”.

With this issue, I’m not going to argue about any of it. The issue is bigger than liking or not liking an organization. It’s about our rights. All of our rights.

Beck respects the stand the Bishops have taken. When you invite the leader of the Catholic League onto your show, you know this is something big.


66 posted on 01/30/2012 1:58:13 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: WPaCon

And BTW, Beck just aired a segment of GBTV. He had on Bill Donahue, a Rabbi, an Evangelical Pastor and the man who wrote the article above.

Glenn said, “Catholics, we will fight with you and Rabbi you can attest to this, I am a man of my word. We are with you.”


67 posted on 01/30/2012 3:19:22 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: netmilsmom
‘We Will Not Comply’: Catholic Leaders Distribute Letter Slamming Obama Admin Contraceptive Mandate
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

68 posted on 01/30/2012 3:27:47 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Beautiful!


69 posted on 01/30/2012 4:43:19 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: netmilsmom

That’s encouraging.

Although I still remain a bit convinced that Glenn does not like Catholicism after hearing you describe how comments at the Blaze are edited.

I have not watched every episode of his show or anything, but I can’t recall a priest or another representative of Catholicism ever being on his show.

I also hear that he misconstrues the Catholic concept of social justice, has exaggerated Christian anti-semitism, and perpetuates the “Dark Ages” myth, which of course means the Church was oppressive during that time.

Aside from that, he is still worth listening to on occasion.


70 posted on 01/30/2012 5:26:19 PM PST by WPaCon
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To: WPaCon
Read what our founders thought about Romanism, and what those Eurotrash pederasts in the Vatican in the 18th and 19th century said about our constitutional republic sometime.
71 posted on 01/30/2012 5:29:51 PM PST by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: Wiz-Nerd

I was pleasantly surprised to see Gregory stopped pandering to the illegals long enough to do his job and defend Church doctrine.


72 posted on 01/30/2012 5:37:47 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Clemenza
Read what our founders thought about Romanism, and what those Eurotrash pederasts in the Vatican in the 18th and 19th century said about our constitutional republic sometime.

Why?

73 posted on 01/30/2012 5:39:57 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Clemenza

How about you learn some history and stop uncritically imbibing the anti-Christian and anti-Catholic Enlightenment myths?


74 posted on 01/30/2012 5:43:49 PM PST by WPaCon
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To: netmilsmom

Catholics in the Anchorage Archdiocese got Archbishop Schweitz’s letter in their bulletins yesterday. It stated clearly that Catholics were not to comply with the federal mandates, for the sake of LIFE.


75 posted on 01/30/2012 6:02:03 PM PST by redhead (, , , comedian)
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To: WPaCon

There was a priest on the stage for the big event in Washington DC.

Bill Donahue defended Beck on the social justice issue

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/03/12/86526/beck-donohue-catholic/


76 posted on 01/30/2012 7:21:02 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Clemenza

>>Read what our founders thought about Romanism, and what those Eurotrash pederasts in the Vatican in the 18th and 19th century said about our constitutional republic sometime. <<

You forgot the /s/.


77 posted on 01/30/2012 7:32:51 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: PGR88
I have no faith in my fellow Catholics...they've voted in bamey and clintoon and every leftist politico....they seem to think that going to church and watching Notre Dame football somehow makes them Catholic enough...

well, I 'm not a very good practicing Catholic, but I do know that Catholic teaching differs from other Christian religons because we believe that ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS and I couldn't find a better example than how some Catholics preach about Jesus, but then act totally against HIM...

78 posted on 01/30/2012 7:43:52 PM PST by cherry
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To: PGR88
I have no faith in my fellow Catholics...they've voted in bamey and clintoon and every leftist politico....they seem to think that going to church and watching Notre Dame football somehow makes them Catholic enough...

well, I 'm not a very good practicing Catholic, but I do know that Catholic teaching differs from other Christian religons because we believe that ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS and I couldn't find a better example than how some Catholics preach about Jesus, but then act totally against HIM...

79 posted on 01/30/2012 7:44:28 PM PST by cherry
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To: Clemenza
If you give a tinker's d*mn about "our constitutional republic," you ought to stop your pointing and laughing long enough to note that it's presently being dismantled (and not by the Pope, either).

The First Amendment is now on the chopping block. Are you for it, or against it? If you're only for it for groups you like, that's the same thing as being against it.

The Second Amendment will be the target after the First is dead. The Tenth Amendment died long ago. Soon, the Bill of Rights will just be a memory, and we'll have a full-blown dictatorship. But by golly, we'll keep the stupid Papists and their smelly brats in their place, won't we ?!?!?!

80 posted on 01/30/2012 8:06:18 PM PST by Campion ("It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins." -- Franklin)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

“Shame on the Catholics who helped put Obama in office and, idiotically, didn’t see this coming.”

And NONCatholic pro-lifers, as well.


81 posted on 01/31/2012 1:12:24 AM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Wiz-Nerd
Why don't they just come out and say:

"If you vote for a Democrat, you're voting for contraception, abortion and death. In other words, you're complicit with the murdering doctors and will, for all eternity, sit beside them in hell for your sins!"

Our pastor (non-catholic) says the equivalent of the above! You are either on the side of good or on the side of evil! You either stand with Jesus or you stand with Satan....there's absolutely no moral middle ground.

82 posted on 01/31/2012 6:29:36 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Clint Lippo

I heard it in both my parish in the San Jose Diocese and in my wife’s parish in the Eparchy of Phoenix. I found the statement from my own bishop McGrath especially gratifying give the usual positions of the diocese.


83 posted on 01/31/2012 8:53:44 PM PST by Flying Circus
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