Assault on Religious Freedom

Today, I came across Michael Goodwin’s column in the New York Post on the recent media coverage of the health care mandate. I would like to share it with you. Here is an excerpt:

Do the New York Times’ attacks on the Catholic Church have any limits? Do the paper’s editorial writers have any sense of decency?

To judge by the latest screed, the answers are no and no.

Under the Monday headline “The Politics of Religion,” the paper’s editorial page called lawsuits by 43 Catholic groups, including 13 dioceses, “bogus” and “a dramatic stunt, full of indignation but built on air.”

The suits aim to stop the federal government from forcing religious organizations to provide free contraception, abortion drugs and sterilization services as part of ObamaCare. The plaintiffs, including New York’s Cardinal Dolan and the University of Notre Dame, say the requirements are “immoral” under Church teaching and claim the mandate violates their religious liberty.

You can read Michael Goodwin’s column here.

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5 Responses to “Assault on Religious Freedom”

  1. Heather Felton says:

    How refreshing to see, firstly, some publicity on this, and, secondly, something positive. Thank you to Michael Goodwin for understanding that freedom of religion is important and should be respected just as freedom of the press is important and should be respected. If the goverment over rules one of , it may very well over rule the other.

  2. Maura says:

    Cardinal Dolan,

    Thank you for your leadership! We are behind you and praying with and for you and our church! God is permitting this for his greater glory and without prayer, we can do nothing! Eveyone start praying the novena to stop the HHS mandate today! (link provided)

    Maura D.

  3. Peter Hansen says:

    Thank God that Cardinal Dolan (and belatedly Notre Dame) are standing up for the church’s teachings. We are being overrun by secular politicians who are trashing American values and constitutional rights. I pray that the Church doesn’t bend on this issue. If it does, it will undermine all it has taught me over the years. Then, where am I?

  4. Cathy Johnson says:

    The movie coming out tomorrow, FOR GREATER GLORY, is one that I think is very timely because we may soon face the same problem here in the U.S.A. Pray for our brave leaders who are taking a stand against the enemy who wants to control us. We will NOT disappear! We must continue to pray for our Pope, Bishops and priests for the gift of spiritual boldness–and for ourselves, too, because we must stand with them.

  5. Natalie says:

    The HHS’ rulings, mandates, certainly not laws, (laws imply fairness) are simply a way to a mean. On their way to neutralize or marginalize the church, they mean to destroy the catholic church. The world has been trying to destroy the church for over 2000 years. Destroy the temple and it will be rebuilt in three days.

    The government of the USA which was founded on religious freedom is also a victim in this circus sideshow. Clearly, people will say and do anything for ratings, status, relection. Why would anyone compromise the very core values df the constitution to retain ones position?

    Do we destroy what is right and just for personal gain? Read your bible and history books, this was tried previously. It is memorialized in the spring of each year and actually noted on calendars throughout the world. It’s called Good Friday. But we all know how that ends!