Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Questions About Catholic Suit Against Obama

Archbishop Wuerl and HHS Sec. Sebelius
More than 40 Catholic schools, hospitals, charities and dioceses, including the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. are going to court, ostensibly to fight a requirement that would force them to violate church teaching by including free contraceptive coverage for employees in their health plans by as soon as Aug. 1.

The Obama Administration through Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reached out to address the concern of the Catholic Bishops on this issue. It appeared that the Bishops weren't interested in reconciling their concerns through mediation of the issues. They wanted the mandate withdrawn, not modified.

"This lawsuit is about an unprecedented attack by the federal government on one of America's most cherished freedoms: the freedom to practice one's religion without government interference," Donald Wuerl, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. explains on its Web site.
NY Cardinal Timothy Dolan

The Department of Health and Human Services declined to comment on the litigation.

It'll be interesting to see if those parties supporting this suit will be as active in responding to the Ryan Budget which was recently passed in the House of Representative, which the Catholic Bishops say they oppose. One thing for sure, I'll bet those supporting this law suit will be more effective in this pursuit than they were in protecting innocent children from sexual predators which these same powers took great effort to sweep those scandals under the rug. 

Will this wind up as a blow to President Obama in his quest for re-election? Oh, to be rich and powerful in America!

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