National Catholic Register vs. Obama’s HHS Mandate
The relentless pursuit of the truth - www.cinopsbegoneblogspot.com - Sunday, April 15/12
“We have an important update to share with you about the lawsuit for religious liberty that EWTN filed against the federal government on Feb. 9, 2012. By the time you read this message, news will have broken that the Attorney General of the State of Alabama filed documents on March 22 in the U.S. District Court in Birmingham to join EWTN Global Catholic Network as a plaintiff in its lawsuit against the Obama administration contraception mandate. [This is a whole page info in the April 8th issue.]
“Michael Warsaw, president and CEO of EWTN, and publisher of the National Catholic Register, said, “When the federal government uses its power to coerce a faith-based organization to act contrary to its deeply held values, it destroys that organization’s capacity to fulfill its mission. Ultimately, as is the case with the HHS mandate, if that organization is unwilling to compromise its beliefs, it is destroyed by fines and crushing government penalties; it ceases to exist. In joining EWTN‘s lawsuit, Attorney General Strange shows that he understands this in unacceptable. I am very grateful that he has chosen to use the state’s power to intervene for the common good.”
“Never before has such a threat to our religious freedom presented itself. Yet never before has such an opportunity arisen in America to take a stand for our Catholic faith. As Catholics, we have the foresight to know that God will reign for all time. We know that Christ already has won victory on the cross. But this is sometimes hard to remember when our Church is under such vicious attack.
THE ATTACKS AGAINST US CONTINUE TO GROW
“Today we face a blatant disregard for our religious freedom. The HHS mandate forces religious employers to provide coverage that violates their beliefs. Feminist leaders - for the so-called “good of women” - demand that these employers ignore their morals and provide free contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs in health plans even if it violates their conscience. Meanwhile, as you read in the Register the mainstream media distorts the truth with an erroneous poll of Catholics using contraceptives, even the data shown in the report does not actually back up the claim.
“An advertisement in the New York Times from “The Freedom From Religion Foundation” invites “liberal Catholics” to leave the Church, saying, “Why are you propping up the pillars of a tyrannical and autocratic, women-hating, sex-perverting, antediluvian Old Boys Club?” In response the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights said, “Never has there been a more vicious anti-Catholic advertisement in a prominent American newspaper.”
“Our Church has been attacked from all sides. During this holy time, sanctified by penance, we must persevere in the mission of defending the Faith. God’s stirring our hearts to boldly confess the Truth of the Catholic Church.”
George H. Kubeck,
I’m deeply disappointed that the Catholic magazines, America, Commonweal and U.S. Catholic have not joined in the above legal action. I subscribe to the three in order to find out what liberal Catholics think. Will donate $10. 00 to National Catholic Register - P.O. Box 100699, Irondale, AL. 35210. Additional info: contact Janet Filip, 205-568-9756 or firstname.lastname@example.org