Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press with David Gregory, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said that the Catholic Church ideally would have backed Obamacare but for President Obama’s attempt to cram down violations of the First Amendment on Obamacare’s back. “We bishops have been really kind of in a tough place because we’re for universal, comprehensive, life-affirming healthcare,” Dolan said, emphasizing that church support for universal government healthcare dated back to 1919 in the United States. “So we’re not Johnny-come-latelies. We’ve been asking for reform in healthcare for a long time.”
Dolan added, however, that the Obamacare mandate which stifled the religious expression of Catholic businessowners had sunk Catholic support for Obamacare. “Where we started bristling and saying, ‘Uh-oh, first of all this isn’t comprehensive, because it’s excluding immigrant and it’s excluding the unborn baby,’ so we began to bristle at that.” He continued by saying that President Obama’s administration had asked the church members to “violate” the “dictates of our conscience.”
Dolan said, “we began to worry and draw back and say, ‘Mr. President, please, you’re really kind of pushing aside some of your greatest supporters here. We want to be with you, we want to be strong. And if you keep doing this, we’re not going to be able to be one of your cheerleaders.’”
Has Archbishop Dolan no shame, or knowledge of the 7th commandment? Just because governmentt is doing the stealing for some people, they still remain accomplices or wheel men for the crime…
Dolan seems to know nothing of the principle of subsidiarity and the authentic Magisterial social teaching of the Church. Here’s just one unchangeable teaching example that contradicts Dolan; there are countless others:
Pope Pius XI (1922-1939)
“120. If Socialism, like all errors, contains some truth (which, moreover, the Supreme Pontiffs have never denied), it is based nevertheless on a theory of human society peculiar to itself and irreconcilable with true Christianity. Religious socialism, Christian socialism, are contradictory terms; no one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist. “
Quadragesimo Anno (15 May 1931)
There’s a good place for Dolan & Co. to start. Government theft of 1/6th of the economy with its brand of socialism and croney capitalism can never be a good thing, for the industry survival nor for patients, nor for healthcare providers. Only the Regime’s croney friends win.
And in the process essentially making pharmacists, nurses, doctors and ancillary health personnel the slave workers under the Regime’s diktat, forced at financial, professional and legal gunpoint to violate their consciences and the most sacred tenets of their sincerely held faith.
Maybe Donaln can consider that the next time he wants to yuck it up at a fancy dinner with the Kenyan kommie kiddie killer, the most abortoholic president in US history, who oversees and promotes the extermination of millions of babies annually, by surgery, chemicals and devices.
The cumulative effect of 44 years of the Novus Ordo Missae (NO), or as some say, “nervous ordo” has left the Catholic Church in the Latin Rite no greater in faith in spirit, no increases of piety and good works, many fallen from the faith, a decimation of ay statistic of true measure or import to the state of the earthly portion of the Mystical Body of Christ, a phrase the conciliar church refuses to use, so greatly detached from 2000 years of tradition we are now for a variety of novelties from the absurdities of things such as “clown” masses and dancing veils in the sanctuary of the Holy of Holies.
Interesting comments about the English translation of the Mass: that some of the English translation is in bad English (thank you ICEL) and was deliberately done so. Remember that the liberal idea to have Masses in the vernacular, modern languages was hatched by the so-called “expert” periti and liberal clerics at the Second Vatican Council on or around November 22, 1963, the day Kennedy was assassinated and the day CS Lewis died.
Some readings from the prescient founder and humble leader of the SSPX, His Grace Marcel Lefebvre and theologian and historian Michael Davies:
The New Mass weakens notion of sacrifice Taken from The Mass of All Time, a collection of the words of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre concerning the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, some extracts about the defects of the Novus Ordo Missae…
Pope Paul’s New Mass: some extracts Protestant convert +Michael Davies’ work is one of the most detailed and comprehensive books on the Novus Ordo Missae, or New Mass, in any language…
Dear Heavenly Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
We praise Thee and thank Thee today for the abundant blessings, grace and love Thou hast poured out upon us in Thy mercy even though we do not deserve it. Thou hast blessed America and blessed us with faith, joy, love and many friends and family in our lives, we thank Thee for our health and country, and for the precious gift of life and our Faith.
Guide and protect those who travel by land, sea and air, or are serving us in the military and in professions which must work this day. Have mercy on those who are alone, sick, hungry or who despair in Thee, for Thy Mercy is an ocean of grace, waiting to flood our hearts and souls if we only welcome Thee in and repent of all our transgressions. As we gather around our family tables on this Thanksgiving, We “Thank the Lord for blessings in all that we do.” We Thank Him for blessing each of you, for our nation, our apostolates and prayer partners and dear friends in Christ.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him, bless His name! For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness unto all generations.
Our entire family wishes you and yours a most Happy, Safe & Blessed Thanksgiving! God bless you all, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, through the intercession and protection of His Ever Virgin Mother, the Theotokos, the God-bearer, the Bohorodica!
The US Supreme Court is going to take another run at Obamacare by agreeing to hear the Hobby Lobby conscience case, it was reported by Breitmart and other sources today.
Like the Soviet era refuseniks, companies which have a conscience and don’t wish to pay so employees can abort their babies on the company dime via abortifacients or surgery, as well as barnyard-style sterilizations, 50+ employers have sued the Regime, Sebelius and HHS, refusing to pay mammon to Baal via insurance premiums.
Other lower court successes have included two brothers in Dayton, OH who run a food company and some Catholic employers who are not church-controlled but wish to practice their faith without being forced to violate one of its basic tenets.
The European manufacturer of Norlevo, which is their version of Plan B (Levonorgestrel) has very kindly decided to warn people that their product does not work for women over 176 lbs, and is less effective for women over 165 lbs.
Check out the new warning in the Norlevo Package insert for yourself. It discourages women over 75 Kg from relying on the drug.
One of the truths about NorLevo (and Plan B) which the agency failed to mention is that it is almost always abortifacient in its mechanism of action, having little to do with either “emergency” or with “contraceptive”…
A tsunami of scandal is being unleashed and the kaka is hitting the fan as Internet legend expose reporter Matt Drudge has cobbled together a bunch of otherwise ignored electronic reports about the level and intensity of animal abuse occurring in Hollywood movies, typically being controlled, produced, financed and otherwise under the thumb of limousine libs who hypocritically would be howling if someone the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Bush 43 or Sarah Palin were involved in any remote way.
But, then, talentless Tina Fae–who showed her racists, ageist side once again last night–may end up without work, tis true.
The American Humane (sic) Association is typically the usual suspect “non profit” protecting the like of movie house front offices, Steven Speilberg, and other nefarious otherwise loony animal rights wackos. The chief chick from AHA, Gina Johnson, was reportedly intimately involved with a high-ranking production exec on Life of Pi, where the real Bengal tiger nearly drowned in one staged scene.
Here’s just a few of the links on the Drudge Report today:
27 animal deaths on 'THE HOBBIT'...
Dog punched repeatedly in popular DISNEY movie...
Secret emails, documents exposed...
Spielberg protected by cover-up of 'WAR HORSE' death... MORE...