Insight from the New York Post

Today the New York Post published an editorial on Judge Brian Cogan’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act. I would like to share it with you.

Here is an excerpt:

For a while it looked as though the president had got the best of the cardinal.

Two years ago, Timothy Cardinal Dolan left an Oval Office meeting believing he had President Obama’s word that his health-care regulations would respect the conscience rights of religious organizations. A few weeks later, the president phoned to say the Department of Health and Human Services was going ahead with a mandate requiring even church groups to underwrite insurance that paid for birth control, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs.

Now a court has just handed the cardinal a big victory — and the president a huge defeat. In a landmark ruling, Judge Brian Cogan of the Eastern District of New York not only found that the president’s mandate violates religious freedom, he issued the first permanent injunction against it.

You can read the whole editorial here.

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7 Responses to “Insight from the New York Post”

  1. Nadine M. Chiffriller says:

    Congratualtions Cardinal Dolan on a job well done! This is truely a victory for all women – not just for Catholics as the intentional distruction of any human life is abhorrent to all civilization. Thank you for being on the forefront of this important issue and for your persistence.

  2. Laura says:

    I’m with Nadine – congrats Cardinal Dolan! Keep up the good work; we need you!

  3. Sue Joan says:

    Glad to hear the church has prevailed in NYC…this administration is a nightmare! Looking forward to dumping them on the next election…*** sigh***

  4. Mary says:

    God Bless you, Cardinal Dolan!
    What a beautiful gift you’ve given us to place before the creche this Holy Christmas.
    Thank you for your courage, your integrity, your faith and your being our Archbishop in New York. We all feel so blessed to have you.

  5. rbj says:

    Too bad the church can’t find in its’ heart to accept the work-around provisions in the law, and support the ACA which will bring needed healthcare to thousands in our parishes. I guess when you have insurance, you don’t need to worry about others.

    Doubtful the aforementioned will get by the censor, but it was a Christian-Moral imperative that I try.

  6. Irene says:

    When will we NYC Catholics be able to respond to the Vatican Survey on family? A lot of the other US dioceses have posted it on the internet; why isn’t it available for NYC Catholics?

  7. Alberto says:

    The Little Sisters of the Poor case deserves a statement from you. Justice Dep’t is on the war path. Media are talking about it. Church dignitaries must join the public forum. Not to qct is dereliction of duty.