Archbp. Wenski on CHA support of Obamacare

This is an excellent entry from the blog of newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph… never to be confused with a certain fishwrap produced in the same region.

From The Catholic Key:

Quote of the Day – Archbishop Wenski

Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski has some choice quotes today on CHA and "Obamacare". Explaining the bishops’ position, he tells Catholic News Agency:

"we weren’t willing to go for health care reform under (just) any conditions. Basically we have said that health care reform means that it should be accessible to everybody and nobody should be killed. And this Obamacare does not make it accessible to everybody and it allows for people to be killed, mainly unborn children at the taxpayer’s expense."

See the whole story including the Archbishop’s comments on CHA over at CNA.



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  1. boko fittleworth says:

    Yes, our bishops supported this monstrosity but without the abortion coverage. How is this good new?

  2. boko fittleworth says:

    Yes, our bishops supported this monstrosity but without the abortion coverage. How is this good news?

  3. Elly says:

    When he says it’s not accessible to everybody, who is he refer to it not being accessible for?


  4. Traductora says:

    I am so happy that Miami finally has a good, courageous archbishop. Things were dismal there for so long. And a dismal Miami affects the entire rest of the state, even though Florida is a very large state territorially and has what I think of as several different geographical cultural zones.

    St Augustine was the only diocese for non-Panhandle Florida until the creation of the Miami diocese in the ’50s, and since then, numerous other dioceses have been formed. While St Augustine is still large in terms of area, it is small in terms of Catholic population. Unfortunately, after the breakup of the St Augustine diocese, Miami never really became the leader it should be. Maybe Apb Wenski will change that.

  5. What is this bishop even talking about? “Basically we have said that health care reform means that it should be accessible to everybody and nobody should be killed.” What?! Is he even aware that it is illegal to refuse treatment to someone if they can make it to the hospital? I’m so sick of these progressive bishops who support socialism (in the beginning stage as “health care reform”) in the name of “social justice.” What a crock!

  6. Elly says:

    My question should have read who is he reffering to it not being accessible for? I wonder if when people make statements like this they are reffering to illegal immigrants maybe? or am I missing something?

  7. Supertradmum says:

    Elly, not only immigrants, but people like myself who have had cancer, who very well may not be covered by the present bill, which I am, of course, completely against. So-called high risk patients, including people with health issues and older people, as well as some young ones with serious health problems, may well be not included as too expensive. and may help.

  8. Supertradmum says:

    illegal immigrants-sorry, not all immigrants

  9. PostCatholic says:

    Do Catholics ever still read Rerum Novarum et seq.? The distinction between socialism and a social program of a government is not really that fine a point. Socialism is a form of command economy. There are very few socialist economies on earth, and mostly they’re in terrible shape.


    The characteristics of a market economy and command economy combine to form a mixed economy. It incorporates elements of both socialism and capitalism. In a mixed economy state owned enterprises and privately owned enterprises co-exist. The economic activities in such an economic system are controlled neither by the business entities that comprise market forces nor by the government. In a mixed economy both these come together and ensure economic development.

    As per basic definition of mixed economy, it is an economic system that has incorporated elements of more than one type of economic system. A major example of a mixed economy is the United States of America. Basic elements of mixed economy include centralized economic planning and economic freedom.

    Most economies of the world are mixed economies.

    It’s funny–the down economy of Boston in the late ’80s and early 90s was loaded with illegal Irish immigrants working mostly in construction and hospitality jobs. There really wasn’t the hew and cry against them that there is now. I really wonder if racism and xenophobia of foreign languages aren’t really at the root of current anti-immigration sentiment.

  10. PostCatholic says:

    To be clear, because apparently I didn’t format it correctly or some fancy code-stripper is operating here, my quotation runs from “From” for three paragraphs to “Most economies of the world are mixed economies,” and my own thoughts resume with “It’s funny.”

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