Last week Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan lashed out at the Obama Administration for forcing religious organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience. The rule would force Christian organizations to provide free contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion drugs to workers even though this violates Catholic Church teaching. The new rules are so strict that most Catholic institutions will not qualify for an exemption.Even Pope Benedict warned of the “grave threat” to religious freedom in United States before the Obama Administration approved the new rules.Now the Obama Administration is forbidding Catholic chaplains from reading a letter from the leader of the US bishops.
Business Insider reported:
The emerging conflict between the Catholic Church and the Obama administration may have a new front: in the U.S. military itself.The Catholic Church is fighting mad about an HHS ruling that would have them buy insurance for things they consider sinful–contraception, sterilization and abortion.All the bishops in the country sent out a letter to be read in their parishes promising that the Church “cannot-and will not-comply with this unjust law.”Even Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who is in charge of Catholic military chaplains sent out the same letter.But after he did, the Army’s Office of the Chief of Chaplains sent out another communication forbidding Catholic priests to read the letter, in part because it seemed to encourage civil disobedience, and could be read as seditious against the Commander-in-Chief.
Having alienated Jewish people over his disrespect of Israel, it seems Catholicism is next on the Obama radar. Along the way, the Constitution, the First Amendment all seem to have lost any relevance.
Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi has either sold her soul to the devil or else lost her marbles;
“First of all, I am going to stick with my fellow Catholics in supporting the administration on this. I think it was a very courageous decision that they made, and I support it.”
I think what she meant to say was this:
I am going to flout my Catholic beliefs in supporting the administration on this. I think it was a very secular decision that they made and I support it.
There. Fixed it for you Nancy.