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Sat Jun 9, 2012, 06:00 PM

400 U.S. Catholic theologians fail to endorse a "religious liberty," anti-Obamacare measure.

So now it's the U.S. Bishops on one side of the divide, and the sisters and the theologians on the other.

http://ncronline.org/news/theology/theological-society-endorses-farley-elects-leadership


During the meeting, the group present also elected new leadership and tabled “indefinitely” a resolution expressing “deep concern” regarding a controversial federal health care mandate, which the U.S. bishops have made the central part of a campaign for religious liberty.

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During the discussion, several present urged the gathered theologians to dismiss the resolution, saying it was either too partisan for the group, or that the mandate did not represent a significant intrusion on religious liberty.

Making the latter argument was Jesuit Fr. David Hollenbach, the director of Boston College’s Center for Human Rights and International Justice.

Referencing Dignitatis Humane the Second Vatican Council’s declaration on religious freedom, Hollenbach said: “The mandate to provide health care, including contraception…is an appropriate limit on the religious freedom of some people.”

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Reply 400 U.S. Catholic theologians fail to endorse a "religious liberty," anti-Obamacare measure. (Original post)
pnwmom Jun 2012 OP
patrice Jun 2012 #1
chieftain Jun 2012 #2
SickOfTheOnePct Jun 2012 #3
pnwmom Jun 2012 #4
chieftain Jun 2012 #5

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 07:00 PM

1. I'd bet threre's some of these who know quite a bit about some of the pressure that went down in

2000 & 2004 to deliver political support for Bush's selection and then his war in exchange for more SCOTUS seats in order to take down Roe v. Wade.

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Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:29 PM

2. K&R

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:31 PM

3. In the end, the bishops run the church

And they aren't going to care one whit about what the consecrated religous say, unless it conforms to what they want.

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:42 PM

4. The laity listen to the nuns more than to the Bishops, which drives the Bishops crazy.

Also, the nuns could take their property and leave, changing to a non-profit status -- there are orders that have already done this.

So the Bishops might care more than you think.

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 11:30 PM

5. They do run the institution of the church, but

they don't have a monopoly on the religion. I am proud to be one of those Cafeteria Catholics that Benedict wants to purge the church of. The hierarchy may end up regretting their efforts to produce a smaller, purer laity. They are still going to need a substantial flock to continue paying for the crimes which were/are committed due to its medieval view of human sexuality.
Whatever they do or say, I intend to live my life in accord with what the nuns taught me. And believe it, their teachings were from The Sermon on the Mount not Leviticus.

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