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Catholic Bishops Call For Two Weeks of Action Against Obama
Newsmax ^ | April 24, 2012 | Martin Gould

Posted on 04/24/2012 3:01:53 PM PDT by NYer

Roman Catholic leaders are calling for two weeks of public protests against President Barack Obama's policies as they intensify their argument that the administration is engaged in a war on religion.

The days between June 21 and July 4 have been set aside by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops which has sought to end the administration's contraception mandate, among other policies.

The protests against the Obama administration’s policies could be “the game-changer” in the presidential election, one leading lay churchman told Newsmax on Tuesday.

The protests, dubbed “A Fortnight for Freedom” will be an “unprecedented, aggressive attack” against policies that church leaders see as an assault on religious freedom, said Catholic Advocate chairman Deal Hudson.
“The bishops are seeing – rightly – a pattern of emerging of hostility towards the Catholic faith for upholding protection of the life of the unborn and because of its position on contraception,” said Hudson.

And Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League pointed out to Newsmax that the protests will come around the time the Supreme Court issues its judgment on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Unless the justices throw the act out completely, the protests could not be timed better, he said.

“If the individual mandate falls and the rest stands it will be more important than ever for Catholics to step forward and get involved,” said Donohue. “We will have to make the point that we are not going anywhere.”

Donohue said the mandate to make insurance companies cover not only contraceptives but abortion-inducing drugs is the key, he said. “It was done on purpose as a wedge to open the door.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: catholic; duplicate; hhs; obama

1 posted on 04/24/2012 3:01:56 PM PDT by NYer
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Republicans are hoping the protests, planned for June and July will have a major bearing on the election which will follow four months later. They look forward to TV shots of robed priests and nuns being led away in handcuffs.

“These would be devastating images for the Obama administration,” GOP strategist Ron Bonjean told The Hill. “You have a very important religious demographic coming out in protest of Obama’s policies and being arrested for their expression.”

Alright .. that is absolutely sick! As a catholic, I don't appreciate being used by a political party to ensure the election of their candidate.

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2 posted on 04/24/2012 3:04:34 PM PDT by NYer (Open to scriptural suggestions.)
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3 posted on 04/24/2012 3:04:47 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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Your opinion is wrong.

4 posted on 04/24/2012 3:12:36 PM PDT by impimp
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I trust that the progression of time will continue to bring about much opportunity for perplexity for orthodox Catholics.

5 posted on 04/24/2012 3:15:10 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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Fighting tyranny is a Godly activity.

6 posted on 04/24/2012 3:25:01 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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One day in November would be even better.

7 posted on 04/24/2012 3:27:47 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ("Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!")
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This has nothing to do with Republicans.Its all from the Bishops and Cardinal Dolan has made it clear that this is not a political issue but a constitutional one.The author of the article can conclude it will help Reps...that’s his opinion.

8 posted on 04/24/2012 3:35:08 PM PDT by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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It is one thing for the Catholic Bishops to have a flash of passion, it is another thing entirely to translate this seething rage into a lever to move the large number of Catholics who have NEVER strayed from the support of the Democrat party into taking a look for themselves at what is happening.

Today’s Democrat party leadership, and certainly the controlling powers within it, are no friends of the Catholics, or any other Judeo-Christian denomination. The big cheeses are bent on annihilation of dissent, and to gain that objective, they go after the critics within the legions of the serfs and footsoldiers, making examples of the outspoken and the recalcitrant. Expect the Catholic Church, and most other organized religions, to be subjected to scorn and ridicule, and suffer daily impediments to the practice of what they consider good and right.

Does anyone here recall a Catholic priest, Father Charles Coughlin? He began as a strong supporter of the New Deal and FDR, then veered off into the weeds, denouncing Roosevelt as a “lover of Communism” and one of the worst epithets that could be hurled at the time, “Jew lover”, which for many people, put Father Coughlin entirely on the side of Nazi Germany. The question now is whether the Catholic bishops can steer between their criticism of Obama (entirely justified) without going off the rails and turning all reactionary about EVERYTHING the Federal and many state governments are doing.

Eventually, the Catholic Church prevails in these disagreements, as they have pretty much over the past couple of millennia, though they may have had setbacks. The Church ALWAYS remains after kings and despots are long gone, something the Obama regime should keep in mind. After these long conflicts, though, the Church ends up subtly changed, even though they may declare victory.

Such a seminal moment in history is shaping up. Just be on the right side.

9 posted on 04/24/2012 3:42:40 PM PDT by alloysteel (It is hard to get a man to understand, when his pay depends upon his not understanding something.)
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Two weeks? How about 9 months??????? Don't be so timid,Bishops...Osama Obama won't be timid with you.In case you don't realize it you all are right in his crosshairs and the firing,which has already commenced,will continue until he's driven from office.So what will it be....9 months or 57 months???
10 posted on 04/24/2012 3:45:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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I agree — let’s make this longer.

11 posted on 04/24/2012 3:55:04 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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The Bishops keep knocking at Obama's door, but Obortion O refuses to answer it. They are knocking again -- will he answer this time?

Here's the history of their campaign -- God bless the Bishops!

Stand up for Religious Freedom!

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