The Catholic Diocese of Erie’s lawsuit against the federal government highlights the rift between some in the Catholic hierarchy and the White House over birth-control coverage.
The suit also reveals local tension over the very same issue.
Not all Catholic institutions within the diocese are adhering to the tenets that the diocese, in the suit, said are sacrosanct for Catholics and Catholic organizations…(Source)
The Emperor has no clothes.
So, let me get this straight. The Catholic Diocese of Erie is suing Obama for something that it already tolerates within its own jurisdiction?
As Michael Voris pointed out to me while we were having lunch on Thursday: “What’s the big deal with the HHS lawsuit? 28 Dioceses already permit this stuff.”
Boy, I would sure love to be a lawyer for the government with this information. “Your Honour, the Plaintiff has been very co-operative in supplying contraceptives to their employees for decades. We fail to see their problem now.”
Now I get it. The bishops don’t really care that an abomination has been going on for years under their noses and with their complicit consent. They just have a problem with Obama encroaching on their turf. It’s about “religious freedom”.
Well, the truth of the matter is that God does not really care about the Church’s “religious freedom” at all – at least not directly. He cares about the Truth, however. He cares about virtue. Freedom follows from the obedience to the truth. That’s why Jesus says, “The TRUTH will set you free.” The opposite is also true: “Lies will enslave you.” The Catholic Church’s leaders have been winking at lies for 40 years and now the chickens have come home to roost. Don’t expect some legal maneuvering or appeals to the Supreme Court to “save the Church”. Appealing to the Constitution instead of to God to save us is a perfect example of a lost generation and near-faithless one too.
Do we really believe that God is going to come to the rescue of such an unrepentant Church? Is that what the bible teaches? Is that what our Sacred history teaches us?
My friends, what is happening to the Church in the U.S. and around the world is not from the Devil. It is a just chastisement for the corruption we’ve permitted to happen.
10 After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. 11 Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals. 12 They forsook the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They aroused the Lord’s anger 13 because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths. 14 In his anger against Israel the Lord gave them into the hands of raiders who plundered them. He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist. 15 Whenever Israel went out to fight, the hand of the Lord was against them to defeat them, just as he had sworn to them. They were in great distress. (Judges 2:10-15)