Why do Bishops have an obligation to oversee which groups or publications can use the word “Catholic”?
There is a White House response to the online petition against his recent moves against the 1st Amendment entitled “Protecting the Health of Women While Accommodating Religious Liberty” by Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council.
It is as mendacious as you would expect, since it avoids the true problem with the President’s mandate.
Not only that, the White House shut the online petition down.
The White House Statement about the petition relates declarations of groups which have come out in favor of the President’s new bitter “Plan B” pill:
Here are a few statements from groups involved in the issue:
President Obama has shown us that he is willing to rise above the partisan fray to deliver an actual policy solution that both meets the health care needs of all employees and respects the religious liberty of Catholic institutions.
Catholic Health Association:
We are pleased and grateful that the religious liberty and conscience protection needs of so many ministries that serve our country were appreciated enough that an early resolution of this issue was accomplished.
The Obama administration has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring all women will have access to birth control coverage, with no costly co-pays, no additional hurdles, and no matter where they work.
Today’s announcement makes it clear that President Obama is firmly committed to protecting women’s health.
It is nauseating to see the word “Catholic” anywhere near NARAL and the death merchant Planned Parenthood.
If these groups are in favor of what Pres. Obama is doing, then no Catholic can support it.
The American bishops should meet in a special plenary session to discuss matters relating to the President’s attack on religious liberty and on the Catholic Church.
One of the action items should be to issue a statement that Catholics United and the Catholic Health Association may not use the word “Catholic”.
Any entity with the word “Catholic” in its title who supports what the President is doing (which is an attack on our very identity) must be formally stripped of the word “Catholic”.
In the manner of Cato, I am compelled to repeat that it’s time that can. 915 be applied to Nancy Pelosi and other highly public figures who commit scandal by their words and actions, by promoting abortion.