Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bishops Say Catholic Church Will Defy ObamaCare

Bishop James Conley, incoming bishop to Lincoln, Nebraska, as well as other Roman Catholic leaders, including Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, say they have chosen to obey God's Laws over President Obama's health insurance mandates. Therefore, Catholic-affiliated organizations, such as charities, schools, universities and hospitals, will not provide health insurance covering contraceptives, abortifacients, or sterilization as the ObamaCare laws require.
“The Catholic Church is not going to back down. We are never going to compromise our principles. We will defy it and face the consequences.”
-- Roman Catholic Bishop James Conley
For background, read Bishops Throw Down Gauntlet: Obama War on Christianity and also read Bishops Warn Voting for Democrats is 'Grave Sin' as well as Religious Liberty & Anti-Christian Totalitarianism in America

-- From "New Lincoln bishop: Church will defy health mandate on birth control coverage" by Joe Duggan, Omaha World-Herald Bureau 11/9/12

Roman Catholic officials in Omaha and Des Moines expressed similar sentiments this week over a plan by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requiring all employers to provide their employees contraception coverage without copays.

The so-called HHS mandate for religious organizations, currently the subject of dozens of legal challenges nationally, is set to take effect next August.

Opponents of the rule say the [ObamaCare religious employer] exceptions are inadequate.

“Insurance companies have said there is no free lunch, (religious groups are) going to end up paying for it, so it’s a shell game,” said Emily Hardman, communications director for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a Washington, D.C., firm that takes up legal cases for all religious faiths.

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From "‘We will defy’ Obama’s birth control mandate, says new Nebraska bishop" by Kirsten Andersen, LifeSiteNews.com 11/12/12

Conley’s remarks echo those of the head of Priests for Life, Fr. Frank Pavone, who said last week that Obama’s re-election means that “the collision course of the Obama administration with the Catholic Church…is assured.”

Fr. Pavone called on pro-lifers to “an unwavering commitment to civil disobedience.”

[Archbishop] Lori, who serves as head of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty, told the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at their annual meeting Monday that “whatever setbacks or challenges in the efforts to defend religious liberty we may be experiencing, we’re going to stay the course.”

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Also read President Obama Denies Leading War Against Christianity