More posts about forcing Catholics to violate our conscience:
The Department of Health and Human Services vs. Conscience
We'd better get ready for an America with fewer soup kitchens, hospitals, and homeless shelters. Practicing Catholics have been operating services like that for generations. That's because we have a mandate to serve people. Even people who are too young, too old, or too sick, to be useful.
As things stand today, practicing Catholics will have to stop helping the poor and the sick. That's because we also have a mandate to not kill innocent people:
"HHS mandate threatens Little Sisters of the Poor's elder care"Like I've said before, killing babies isn't, in the eyes of Church teaching, a loving thing to do. In fact, the Church says we shouldn't kill any innocent people. Imagine!
Kevin J. Jones, CNA (Catholic News Agency) (March 8, 2012)
"...The Department of Health and Human Services mandate requires employers to provide coverage for 'preventive health.' It defines this coverage to include sterilization and contraception, including some abortion-causing drugs. The Obama administration's proposed compromise would mandate that insurance companies, not employers, provide this coverage.
"The mandate's religious exemption applies only to employers who primarily serve and employ their coreligionists and have the inculcation of religious values as their primary purpose.
"The Little Sisters of the Poor said that even the indirect subsidizing of such benefits is 'unconscionable to us.' Their longstanding health insurance has always explicitly excluded sterilization, contraception and abortion from covered services and this policy has 'never been a matter of controversy in our homes.'..."
I'll be back, with more about this lunacy, tomorrow.
One more thing: There's a national election scheduled for November in America. Just a thought.
- "Choose: Religious Freedom; or 'Straight-Jacketing Mandates' "
(March 7, 2012)
- "Life, Death, the Establishment, and Some Guy in Minnesota"
(March 2, 2012)
- "My Take on the News: The San Jose Articles, Natural Law, International Law, and Getting a Grip"
(December 2, 2011)
- "Going Global for Life: Wonderful News"
(September 8, 2011)
- "Sex Selection, Newspeak, and Getting a Grip"
(August 11, 2011)
- Human life is sacred
- Murder is wrong
(Catechism, 2259-2262, 2268-2269)
- Concern for health is a good idea
- Within reason
- Within reason
- Scientific medical research is a good idea