I have been writing for some time on the assault by the Obama Administration on the Catholic Church and have received several nasty replies from Catholics that I did not know what I was talking about. Believe me now?
Pope Benedict and members of the US Council of Bishops have taken to the airwaves to protest the Obama Administration’s edict that the Church has to abandon its religious beliefs and offer services to employees and patients that go against the teachings and canon of the Church.
Where are the other Christian Churches in this debate? They have been silent so far.
The Catholic Church stands by its canon law regarding gay adoption, abortion, and birth control. If you are not Catholic you have the CHOICE of not agreeing with the Church’s positions. Apparent the Catholic Church does NOT HAVE THE CHOICE to follow their conscience!
- Adoption: The Catholic church is all but out of the adoption business now as they had a religious objection to adoption by a gay couples. The Government said the Church had no CHOICE so the Church is out of the adoption business.
- Birth Control: The Catholic Church has always had a prohibition against birth control and has always been able to refrain from offering birth control in their suite of health care services. Now Obama says that the Church must offer birth control in the healthcare plans to their employees and also include them in their services to their patients.
- Abortion: Canon 1398: “A person who procures a completed abortion incurs a latae sententiae excommunication.” The Catholic Church has been adamant in its opposition to abortion but now will have to offer the morning after pill to its employees and its patients. The Catholic Church considers abortion to be an excommunication offense for the patient electing the procedure and for the healthcare provider who performs the procedure. The Church has only one exception to abortion and that is what it defines as an Indirect Abortion. One that occurs as a result of another procedure not related to the termination of a pregnancy.
- Slave Trade Assistance: Until the Obama Administration, the Catholic church has received grants from the Federal Government to provide services to persons caught up in human trafficking and related assaults on human dignity. The Church has lost this assistance and is shutting down their outreach as a result as Obama has made abortion as a requirement for receiving government grants.
The Catholic Church provides 13% of the healthcare services in the United States in the form of clinics and hospitals. If the Church has to shut these facilities down and bow to Obama, who is going to pick up the slack, the ACLU?
Boys and Girls we have come to the end of our Constitutional Era with Obama and his anti-Constitutional administration. Anything goes with he and his minions and the Constitution and its Bill of Rights be damned. What is next?
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