Thursday, April 12, 2012

Catholic Bishops Urge ‘Campaign’ for Religious Freedom -

Oh, please - a "Fortnight for Freedom"!  Catholics have won acceptance in the United States but the bishops are determined to squander it. The freedom to - refuse to provide contraceptive care for employees and students at Catholic hospitals and colleges? To impose a papal mistake on everyone served by or serving a Catholic institution?  This Cardinal Spellman redux is painful to watch as the Bishops increasingly isolate themselves and the Church, which has already lost one-third of its adult adherents.  We have six Catholics on the Supreme Court - four of them hopeless reactionaries poised to kill a national health insurance reform that the bishops long supported until their rigidity led them to oppose it even though the bill did much to accommodate the bishops concerns that Catholic opposition to abortion not be compromised or violated. - GWC
Catholic Bishops Urge ‘Campaign’ for Religious Freedom - by Laurie Goodstein
"The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops issued a proclamation on Thursday calling for every priest, parish and layperson to participate in “great national campaign” to defend religious liberty, which they said is “under attack, both at home and abroad.”
In particular they urged every diocese to hold a “Fortnight for Freedom” during the two weeks leading up to the Fourth of July, for parishioners to study, pray and take public action to fight what they see as the government’s attempts to curtail religious freedom."

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