Monday, January 30, 2012

U.S. Bishops Speaking Out on HHS, We Need to Speak Out Too!

Many of our bishops are speaking out on HHS, stating that the Catholic Church cannot, and will not, comply with the Obama administration's mandate that churches provide health coverage which includes sterilization and contraception (including some forms which are abortifacient). This is an issue that Catholics need to be heard on. But don't take that on my word. Listen to Bishop Zubik of Pittsburgh:

“It comes like a slap in the face,” writes Bishop Zubik. “The Obama administration has just told the Catholics of the United States, ‘To Hell with you!’ There is no other way to put it … Kathleen Sebelius and through her, the Obama administration, have said ‘To Hell with You’ to the Catholic faithful of the United States. To Hell with your religious beliefs, to Hell with your religious liberty, to Hell with your freedom of conscience.”

“Nobody, not even the president of the United States or anyone who represents him, has the right to say to you and to me as U.S. citizens, as Catholics, or as both: ‘To Hell with You.’ The president and our elected leaders need to hear from you and me and to listen to us NOW.”

How do we contact our elected officials? Here is a link to a site giving you the means to contact the president, senators, and congressmen.

Contact Your Elected Officials

Here are links to statements I have seen from Bishops around the country:

Update: See a much longer list than I can keep up with here!

Video Statement by Cardinal-Elect, Archbishop Timothy Dolan (New York)

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