The US Catholic bishops have been routinely mocked for their stance against the HHS mandate. Their concerns have been misunderstood. The bishops are not worried that Americans will not be allowed to worship. But they are concerned that our constitutional right to practice our religion is being eroded.
The Catholic News Agency is reporting that:
.- Catholic and Evangelical humanitarian agencies are among the U.S. groups responding to the massive influx of unaccompanied minors from Latin America, but a new federal rule could require them to refer the children for abortion or lose their grants.
A coalition of these faith-based agencies called on the federal government to amend the rule so that the government can meet obligations to care for these children while “respecting the religious and moral beliefs of faith-based organizations that, to date, have provided such critical care for this vulnerable population.”
Joining the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in a Feb. 20 statement to federal rule makers were leading organizations like Catholic Relief Services, the National Association of Evangelicals, World Vision, and World Relief. Continue Reading…
I think that the time is coming for the Church to stop accepting government grants for everything from schools to hospitals to social work.
Don’t forget to participate in the annual Fortnight for Freedom. And pray. Of course.