A Talk on Timothy Cardinal Dolan and HHS Mandate - 3
In pursuit of the truth - www.cinopsbegoneblogspot.com - Tuesday, May 8, 2012
(continued from the talk to Catholic Men’s Fellowship on Saturday morning, May 5th)
Personal comments of Cardinal Dolan’s third section page: [Some of Dolan’s quotes are taken from an article by Kate Briquelet, New York Post, April 29th titled “Dolan’s Supreme Strategy.”] “This is a radical violation of the First Amendment.” “It is morally toxic and an intrusion into the internal life of the Church.”
Dolan wrestled with Congress on the topic asking Senator Marco Rubio to put this to a vote in the Senate. Senator Blunt carried the Blunt amendment of freedom of religion and it lost by 51-48. This must have given Cardinal Dolan a migraine headache. Why? There were thirteen Catholic-label Senators who voted against the Blunt Amendment, against freedom of religion and the 1st Amendment to the Constitution. [In California we have 13 in Congress. CINOPs]
HERE IS CARDINAL DOLAN’S FOURTH AND LAST SECTION PAGE:
“CONGRESS OFFERS MORE HOPE, WITH THOUGHTFUL ELECTED OFFICIALS PROPOSING LEGISLATION TO PROTECT WHAT SHOULD BE SO OBVIOUS: “RELIGIOUS FREEDOM”… AND THE COURTS OFFER THE MOST LIGHT.
“IN THE RECENT HOSANNA-TABOR RULING, THE SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY AND ENTHUSIASTICALLY DEFENDED THE RIGHT OF THE CHURCH TO DEFINE ITS OWN MINISTRY AND SERVICES, A DRAMATIC REBUFF TO THE ADMINISTRATION…”
In my opinion: This legal matter relating to the State and Federal violation of the 1st Amendment should have been adjudicated (judged) by the Supreme Court years ago. The state of California has been overreaching itself. The lawyers of the bishops in California did not pursue and litigate this matter. Lawyers control our bishops in many ways.
Cardinal Dolan urges Catholics to become more active in politics. “We are called to be very active, very informed and very involved in politics.” “It is a freedom of religion battle. It is not about contraception. We are talking about and unwarranted, unprecedented, radical intrusion into “a church’s ability to teach, serve and sanctify on its own.”
The Cardinal reaffirmed the primacy of the Church’s leadership. The Administration had recommended that bishops listen to the “enlightened voices” of accommodation within the Church.
Cardinal Dolan said, “We kind of got our Irish-up when leaders in government seemed to be assigning an authoritative voice to Catholic groups that are not the bishops.” He added: If you want an authoritative voice go to the bishops. They’re the ones that speak for the truth of the Faith.”
In my personal opinion, we have Cardinal Dolan - a Blessed John Paul II potential Catholic religious leader for all American Catholics in America. Catholic faithful need to trust him and support him.
George H. Kubeck - to be continued