Saturday, March 3, 2012

Today in Vichy Catholic News

The "Peace in Our Time" Jesuits of America Magazine preach accepting the Obama Administrations accommodation on the HHS Mandate. The editors want the US Bishops to stop getting mired down in the details.

Hmm... what would Ignatius do?

We aren't going link to the America article. However, here's Bishop William Lori's spot on response (he's the current USCCB Chairman on Religious Liberty). A snippet:

And didn’t President Obama promise adequate conscience protection in the reform of healthcare? But maybe it’s inappropriate for pastors of souls to ask why the entirely adequate accommodation of religious rights in healthcare matters that has existed in federal law since 1973 is now being changed.

Oh, and as Detective Colombo used to say: “Just one more thing.” It’s the comment in the editorial about when we bishops are at our best. Evidently, it’s when we speak generalities softly and go along to get along, even though for the first time in history the federal government is forcing church entities to provide for things that contradict church teaching. Maybe Moses wasn’t at his best when he confronted Pharaoh. Maybe the Good Shepherd was a bit off his game when he confronted the rulers of his day.

But those are just details.

Most Reverend William E. Lori

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