There’s an old adage that goes something like, if you lay down with dogs, don’t be surprised if you get up with fleas. Well, the American Catholic Church has been enjoying a long lay about with that unconstitutional hound dog of healthcare chicanery known as ObamaCare, and now, much to their horrified surprise, the Church leaders are finding themselves infested with a very bad case of Big Government cooties.
When Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, outlined the Obama Administration’s definition of preventive healthcare, declaring that these services included the enforced provision of contraception, morning-after pills, and sterilization by all employers and their insurance carriers, the Catholic Church’s leadership was out-and-out stunned. Such notorious liberal ObamaCare trucklers as Sister Carol Keehan of the Catholic Health Organization and the Left-leaning Conference of Catholic Bishops were absolutely floored at what they saw as a total betrayal by Barack Obama.
The liberal Catholic establishment nearly exploded. Sister Keehan was so horrified she threw her lot in with the more conservative Dolan in full-throated opposition to Obama. Cardinal Roger Mahony, the spectacularly liberal archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles, wrote, “I cannot imagine a more direct and frontal attack on freedom of conscience. . . . This decision must be fought against with all the energies the Catholic community can muster.” Michael Sean Winters, the National Catholic Reporter’s leftist lion, penned a 1,800-word cri de coeur titled “J’accuse!” in which he declared that, as God was his witness, he would never again vote for Obama. The editors of the Jesuit magazine America denounced a “wrong decision,” while the Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne called the policy “unconscionable.” When you’ve lost even E.J. and the Jesuits, you’ve lost the church. Weekly Standard
What, pray tell, did the Catholic hierarchy think they were doing when they gave their blessing to such a government-mandated healthcare schism? What catechism of Christian dogma were they mouthing when they publicly proclaimed their support for the beguiling creed of the Democrat demons? Did they naively believe they could dance with the Secular Devil and not find themselves royally screwed by the Big Dick policies of the Obama administration? I guess all that liberation theology doesn’t go down too well when the Catholic bishops themselves are the ones expected to bend over and take their social justice like a man.
With free contraception and morning-after pills being forced down the guile-filled gullet of the Catholic Church, can first trimester and late-term abortions be far behind?
Welcome to the real world of progressive politics, Your Excellencies. Perhaps it’s now time to confess your secular sins to your congregations: Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa.