For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Some Catholic Organizations Seem Overzealous For Obamacare -- In Spite Of Abortion Mandates

There are some conflicting signals being sent out by a few major Catholic organizations regarding President Obama's health care bill. It would seem that Catholic Charities, The Society of St. Vincent De Paul, and the Catholic Health Association have been very gung-ho for the bill in spite of the lack of abortion exclusion or lack of support of a health care workers' freedom of conscience.

The three organizations have teamed up to create videos demanding health care reform now and refer to those of us who want smaller, cheaper reforms as those who are against all reform.

Read the full story in LifeSiteNews with update by clicking HERE.

The life issue is not a small one in the Catholic faith, in fact it is quite a major issue. And while health care for all seems to support this notion, it is my humble opinion that subtracting protection for preborns and eliminating conscience clauses for those who do not wish to stain their hands with the blood of late term abortions is a total sell-out of the Catholic faith. If you are willing to do this, then please do us all a favor and join another church. You are Catholic in name only. Read your Catechism: 2270-2275!

To express concern:

Catholic Charities USA
66 Canal Center Plaza
Suite 600
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1390
Fax: (703) 549-1656

Sister Carol Keehan, President and CEO
The Catholic Health Association
1875 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20006-5440
phone: (202) 296-3993

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
58 Progress Parkway
St. Louis, Missouri 63043-3706
phone: 314-576-3993
fax: 576-6755


Timmy Williams said...

Not only should abortion be kept out of the health care bill, but so should government control at all.

Obamacare is like putting everyone on Medicaid. And Medicaid is going bankrupt. Obama is trying to chloroform this country to death.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know who gave you the right to say who stays in your church and who goes!

St. Blogustine said...

Do you mean the right to share my opinion about who stays and who goes?
Because I never claimed to have any authority to boot anyone out...

But I would really like Catholics to obey church doctrine, or at least try to (nobody's perfect!).

And if they just don't agree with it then please stop calling yourselves Catholic.