CATHOLIC CHURCH GETTING READY TO DO BATTLE WITH NERO OBAMA....
- From: Christian <mormoninfo@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 16:34:46 -0700 (PDT)
US Bishops sue Obama to win your freedom
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic bishops are struggling to preserve the religious freedom of
Some unjust laws impose such injustices on individuals and
organizations that disobeying the laws may be justified. -USCCB
Harkening back to the civil rights era and the struggles of Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr., the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
(USCCB) announced in an online bulletin that the Catholic Church
intends to practice civil disobedience to the unconstitutional Obama
Health and Human Services mandate.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The bulletin will be inserted into
parish bulletins and newsletters in June. The announcement comes as
the bishops bring together 43 plaintiffs in 12 lawsuits against the
Obama administration. The suits allege that the mandate violates the
religious freedom of all Catholics by forcing individuals and
institutions to pay into a health care system that provides
contraceptives and abortifacients free of charge to all who want
The use of contraceptives and abortifacients is considered to be a
gravely immoral act according to Natural Law and the teachings of the
Catholic Church. To be compelled to pay into a system that provides
such services effectively makes Catholics participants in evil.
Catholics would be forced to pay into the system which would use tax
dollars and monies collected from premiums to pay for sterilizations,
contraceptives, abortifacients, and even abortions. These payments
would be mandated under the individual mandate, the part of the plan
that requires all Americans to purchase health insurance or to pay a
The bishops realize what is at stake and acknowledge that in their
statement. "When fundamental human goods, such as the right of
conscience, are at stake, we may need to witness to the truth by
resisting the law and incurring its penalties."
The bishops are also calling for an extended period of prayer and
action to begin on June 21 and culminate on July 4. The dates of the
vigil are not accidental. June 21 is the feast day of St. John Fisher,
A catholic Cardinal who was beheaded by Henry VIII for his refusal to
take an oath that Henry was the new head of the church in England. And
July 4th is independence day when Americans gather to celebrate the
birth of America and the freedoms given by God and codified in the
Bill of Rights.
The President continues to insist in speeches that it is important to
provide these services at no cost to women across the country. However
there should be no illusion that these "services" constitute health
care. The entire purpose of these services is to inhibit and take
human life, which is the antithesis of health. Meanwhile, millions of
Americans struggle to cope with rising health care costs and many
cannot afford basic life saving medications - which are by no means
provided free in accord with any government mandate.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration has made much of its "exemption"
that would spare the Catholic church and other "religious
organizations" from being compelled to pay into the system that
finances activity which the Church finds objectionable. However, other
religious institutions such as Catholic schools, universities,
hospitals and charities are not covered under the religious
Therefore, the stage is set for a showdown in the courts. The bishops
say (on behalf of all) "What we ask is nothing more than the right to
follow our consciences as we live out our teaching."
Of course the struggle for that right may be much tougher and more
arduous than presently considered. Fortunately, the bishops are of
brave stock and have God and justice on their side.
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