Catholics United is politicizing the HHS mandate issue.
A reader sent an article from the Baltimore Sun about the opening Mass for the Fortnight for Freedom. I am sure you have read about that elsewhere, so I will only point out one interesting aspect of the story and then you can go your merry way and find a rally in support of the bishops and against Pres. Obama’s HHS attack on the Church.
My emphases and comments:
Catholic leaders launch campaign against Obama policies
Archbishop Lori begins ‘Fortnight for Freedom’ amid protests
Catholic leaders launched a nationwide campaign challenging the Obama administration’s health policies with a Mass at Baltimore’s Basilica of the Assumption on Thursday evening, filling the 200-year-old stone structure with supporters.
The standing-room-only crowd stood and applauded when Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, leader of the Roman Catholic bishops’ “Fortnight for Freedom” initiative, entered.
A separate crowd of people outside, most of them Catholic, held signs protesting the event, one of which read, “Bishops! YOU DON’T SPEAK FOR ME! Freedom For All!” [“Freedom For All”. Okay. What does that mean? Freedom for what? Freedom to have big government tell your Church what it can and cannot do?]
Outside the Basilica, about 40 people protested Lori’s message, [Maybe this little group is getting so much attention because 40 is a biblical number. No? Could there be another reason? Read on!] saying variously it is too political a stand for the church or that it clashes with their beliefs about women’s or minority rights. [It is a real victory of the left to have painted abortion as a “women’s issue”. It is actually a human rights issue. Innocent people have the right not to be killed for convenience. And “minority” right? What is that about? Which minority? Perhaps they mean Catholics who prefer the Extraordinary Form.]
“We love the church, but we hate the politics,” said James Salt, executive director of Catholics United, a Washington-based group that pushes for Catholic commitment to social issues. [As if the Catholic Church wouldn’t be committed to “social issues” without someone like Salt? And who is this guy? See below.] “We think that the decision to have a ‘Fortnight for Freedom’ really is a political attack on President Obama, and it doesn’t reflect the moral priorities of Catholics sitting in the pews, who are really more concerned about bread-and-butter issues.” [Note the way he shifts the image away from aborted children and condoms and RU-486 to “bread and butter”. Learn from these deft deceivers.]
“Catholics United” is funded by George Soros. James Salt, according to their website worked for HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Kansas Democrat Party.
Catholics United is politicizing the HHS mandate issue, NOT the US bishops!
These catholics won’t rest until they have something like an American Patriot Catholic Association lapdog in the public square, rather than a strong, vociferous Catholic Church.
These catholics would endorse the imposition of mandate after mandate on the Church, and force Catholic institutions to pay for your contraception and abortifacient pills.
These catholics would have Patriotic Catholic Hospitals where you could get your state funded abortions.
These catholics would force Patriotic priests to celebrate unnatural weddings for same-sex or even other-specied couples.
These catholics would edit the pastoral letters of Patriotic Conference of Bishops.
These catholics would in Pres. Obama’s 4th term require chaplains to never to mention God or anything religious when serving “voluntarily” in the newly formed Civilian National Security Force.
These catholics are trying to bully the bishops. If they get there way, we would have a American Patriot Catholic Association.
No! Let’s get that right.