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Catholic Church Withdraws Subpoena to Obama on Birth Control
Newsmax ^ | April 23, 2013

Posted on 04/23/2013 6:55:37 PM PDT by NYer

Scaling down a legal fight with the White House, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has agreed to drop a request for documents about the government's requirement of insurance coverage for birth control, a court filing on Monday said.

The archdiocese sent a subpoena to President Barack Obama's administration in February asking for documents from White House staff, including Obama himself, for use in a church lawsuit against the contraception mandate.

Citing the burden involved and calling a subpoena of the president's office inappropriate, the White House asked a federal judge to toss out the subpoena on April 4.

A notice filed in U.S. District Court in Washington late on Monday said the archdiocese agreed to withdraw its subpoena. It did not say why.

A lawyer for the archdiocese declined to comment on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Justice Department, which represented the White House in court, had no immediate comment.

The archdiocese is continuing its lawsuit in Brooklyn federal court challenging the Obama administration's health policy requirement that employers generally include coverage of birth control in health insurance plans they offer workers.

The Catholic Church teaches that artificial birth control is sinful because it violates natural law.

Part of the 2010 healthcare law championed by Obama and congressional Democrats, the birth control mandate has some exceptions for religious employers but the New York archdiocese said it expected to incur nearly $200 million each year in penalties if it refuses to comply.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: cowardice; dolan; hhs; ny

1 posted on 04/23/2013 6:55:37 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Furious, ping!


2 posted on 04/23/2013 6:56:07 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: NYer

Yep Twilight Zone.


3 posted on 04/23/2013 6:58:20 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: NYer

Ok, the more I read how people back down to this man, I have to believe this MUST be a part of ‘it is written.’ I cannot imagine anything else.


4 posted on 04/23/2013 6:58:57 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

I have to agree with you. It seems everyone gives up without a fight, regardless of what’s at stake...why??


5 posted on 04/23/2013 7:13:49 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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“Citing the burden involved and calling a subpoena of the president’s office inappropriate, ...”

So, ...
...the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has agreed to drop a request for documents about the government’s requirement of insurance coverage for birth control, a court filing on Monday said.

Dolan just got too chummy with the Obama.


6 posted on 04/23/2013 7:24:02 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: MichaelCorleone

Too many ‘everyones’ and too many ‘whys.’


7 posted on 04/23/2013 7:49:10 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: NYer

Let’s see what the non-Catholic-hating press says tomorrow.


8 posted on 04/23/2013 7:50:14 PM PDT by stanne
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Perhaps they will wring it out of Pelosi in the confessional instead


9 posted on 04/23/2013 7:51:49 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Background checks, Mr. President? You first ...)
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To: NYer
In the late 1960's, the "Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops" advocated open rebellion against the moral teachings of the Catholic Church, in a document called the "Winnipeg Statement", and in other subsequent actions. As far as I know, they have never rescinded that rebellious stand.

It appears that the USCCB (Cardinal Timothy Dolan and other U.S. Bishops) is also getting ready to surrender to Satan and his evil forces, by giving up the fight to be able to practice our Catholic Faith with Religious Liberty and Freedom, as guaranteed by our U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, in the 1st Amendment.

Cardinal Dolan has demonstrated bizarre support for the Anti-Catholic President Obama, and has also recently expressed his openness to seeing the 2nd Amendment nullified in America, and to see illegal immigrants rewarded in spite of their unlawful actions, going directly against the teachings in the "Catechism of the Catholic Church", paragraph 2241, where it plainly says that immigrants have to obey the laws of the land that are going to:

There are not many good options I can think of to deal with these problems. The two that come quickly to mind are these: There seems to be no good explanations for all the bizarre and unbelievable things going on today in our Church, our Country, and the world. It seems like "demonic forces have been turned loose for a season".

Pray without ceasing.

10 posted on 04/23/2013 8:15:08 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: NYer

I am so sick and tired of the bishops’ cowardice. I no longer have no respect for them whatsoever.


11 posted on 04/23/2013 8:24:14 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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This is a Thatcher-Bush moment...
Don’t go wobbly on me Dolan!


12 posted on 04/23/2013 8:26:50 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: BlessedBeGod

Why is the laity much more traditional than most bishops?


13 posted on 04/23/2013 8:29:30 PM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: Heart-Rest
"demonic forces have been turned loose for a season".

Going on 50+ years now.

14 posted on 04/23/2013 8:30:29 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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Yes, I guess that is a pretty long “season”.


15 posted on 04/23/2013 8:37:49 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: autumnraine
The subpoena isn't going to be complied with and fighting over whether the President should comply isn't going to help anything at this point.

If no organization that defends the Constitution was going to step up and at least help fight the battle over whether or not the President has to comply it doesn't make sense to fight a whole second legal battle over whether or not a sitting President has to comply with subpoenas. IIRC, several Presidents in the past have won when they didn't comply with a subpoena so what are the odds fighting over it will do anything other than run up legal fees?

The President fights these battles with taxpayer money while the Church doesn't. It's not "backing down" to avoid costly battles over Presidential powers when the issue is the HHS mandate and the First Amendment.

16 posted on 04/23/2013 9:13:28 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: NYer
Sadly, this should not come as a surprise.

We need a prophet to stand up. Not a politician to schmooze.

17 posted on 04/24/2013 1:37:54 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

And I keep going back to the fact that he allows Biden to receive communion....and then they had coffee together.

Yuck.


18 posted on 04/24/2013 8:26:05 AM PDT by piusv
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To: NYer

And to think that people were hoping Dolan might be elected Pope!


19 posted on 04/24/2013 9:50:42 AM PDT by PatriotGirl827 (O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee)
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To: NYer

Could be they say which judge was being assigned and decided to drop to file again?


20 posted on 04/24/2013 12:29:55 PM PDT by Bayard
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