The latest decision by the Obama Administration to require almost all employers to provide sterilization, contraceptives and some abortifacients in their health care plans is not going to get by without a fight. A big fight.
Barack Obama and his HHS secretary, Kathleen Sebelius (a Catholic, herself) have finally pushed their anti-Catholic agenda a bit too far. So far that even many of the more “liberal” Catholics (who may have supported Obama in the past) can no longer look the other way and pretend that this administration’s agenda and actions can be reconciled with Catholic teaching.
And this latest move has been so blatantly anti-freedom-of-religion that the USCCB and many bishops are forcefully speaking out. Our bishops here in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX had a letter in the local paper and which was also read at all masses this weekend. Many other bishops have done likewise. And Cardinal-designate Dolan of New York, and head of the USCCB, has just released this sharply critical video:
If the video is not showing up for you, click here to view it over on the USCCB website.
Matthew Warner is the founder and CEO of Flocknote.com, an innovative communication tool helping thousands of churches and dioceses better connect with their flocks. He also blogs (MatthewWarner.me), is one of the founders and speakers of the Digital Church Conference, and is author of the book Messy and Foolish: How to Make a Mess, Be a Fool and Evangelize the World (messyandfoolish.com).
Matt has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship. He, his wife and his five children hang their hats in Texas.