A Talk on Timothy Cardinal Dolan and the HHS Mandate - 4 of 4
In pursuit of the truth - www.cinopsbegoneblogspot.com - Wednesday, May 9, 2012
This is the last page to the talk I gave to “Catholic Men’s Fellowship” on Saturday morning May 5th at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Huntington Beach, California
Ref.: I (Cardinal Timothy Dolan) Owe You and Update- posted on this blog- Mon. 3/5/12
Cardinal Dolan's blog: http://blog.archny.org/
Now we have a statement on religious liberty dated April 12th from the U.S. Catholic bishops. It was titled, OUR FIRST, MOST CHERISHED LIBERTY.
The question is! How we are going to meet this challenge in an appropriate way to the Health and Human Service Mandate?
This year the Catholic bishops propose a special “fortnight for freedom” in which bishops in their own diocese might arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending our freedom … They suggest that the fourteen days from June 21 - the vigil of the feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More - to July 4, Independence Day be dedicated to this “fortnight for freedom” a great hymn of prayer for our country.
GRANT TO OUR LEADERS THE WISDOM TO PROTECT AND PROMOTE OUR LIBERTIES
Thank you for listening. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
The questions were of a nature of: what we can do in our local area? Support and promote the ballot measure of parental notification. Be persistent and pray the rosary at abortion sites. The one at the corner of Grindlay and Orange in Cypress took 30 years to close and did not reopen. At least 150 to 200,000 unborn children were killed.
One person had an urgent flyer to stop Bill SB1338 which would allow physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners to do abortions. We have reached a low point in California. The smart Texans passed a law to defund Planned Parenthood. Another did not believe that political activity was the answer.
I reminded them of last week’s feast of the Dominican St. Pius V. The prayer of the Rosary throughout Europe defeated the Turks at the battle of Lepanto. The Rosary is an appropriate prayer in challenging the American secular humanistic religion. This religion wants to sell itself as a national religion. It is illegal and contrary to the first amendment to the constitution. The 1st Amendment protects religious freedom and conscience rights.
The lives of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More are the appropriate Saints for our times. We are looking for lay Catholics to imitate them in the public arena. I mentioned the American Jewish newspaper “Forward” which I subscribe to. They have thousands of lay leaders promoting their cause. We on the other hand are very poor in promoting ours. It’s time to be informed and join Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, support the Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation’s monthly Mindszenty Report, and participate in your local “Catholic Men’s Fellowship”.
George H. Kubeck