Skip to comments.Catholic Church Withdraws Subpoena to Obama on Birth Control
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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Yep Twilight Zone.
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.
I have to agree with you. It seems everyone gives up without a fight, regardless of what’s at stake...why??
“Citing the burden involved and calling a subpoena of the president’s office inappropriate, ...”
...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.
Too many ‘everyones’ and too many ‘whys.’
Let’s see what the non-Catholic-hating press says tomorrow.
Perhaps they will wring it out of Pelosi in the confessional instead
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:
Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants' duties toward their country of adoption. Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws and to assist in carrying civic burdens.
Pray without ceasing.
I am so sick and tired of the bishops’ cowardice. I no longer have no respect for them whatsoever.
This is a Thatcher-Bush moment...
Don’t go wobbly on me Dolan!
Why is the laity much more traditional than most bishops?
Going on 50+ years now.
Yes, I guess that is a pretty long “season”.
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.
We need a prophet to stand up. Not a politician to schmooze.
And I keep going back to the fact that he allows Biden to receive communion....and then they had coffee together.
And to think that people were hoping Dolan might be elected Pope!
Could be they say which judge was being assigned and decided to drop to file again?