Skip to main content

Catholic Resistance Must be the Response to the Unjust HHS Edict to Violate Conscience Comments

The Catholics Bishops of the United States have asked the faithful to pray, fast and engage in Catholic Action. This is in response to the unjust edict demanding that Catholic hospitals and institutions dispense contraceptives (some of which are abortifacients) and offer sterilization under the so called "Affordable Care Act". Continue Reading

11 - 20 of 72 Comments

  1. JeanCatherine
    3 years ago

    Please write your Reps regarding the Conscience Acts for Religious Freedom. Keep marching and contacting your Repts when it comes to life issues. Your voice counts no matter what and never forget this. If were silent we loose. Will continue to keep sending this message as long as Im able.

  2. Paul Villella
    3 years ago

    It seems that the Bishops have finally stood up. Glad to see it. Unfortunately they could have gone farther in their pastoral duty. The stance that the Catholic Church cannot and will not pay into an insurance pool that funds Abortion includes the principle faith that this (Murder Funding Pool) is violent to the conscience of the moral and Godly Catholic.

    Where were the Bishops in their pastoral instruction when the U.S. first federally funded abortion through the collective insurance pool called MEDICARE and MEDICAID? Is it not equally violent to the conscience of every good Catholic to have these funded through our paychecks? Does not the same imperative vest squarely on the shoulders of us who act as employers and pay into any insurance policy that in effect becomes a murder funding pool where they agree to cover such procedures.

    NOW having Knowledge that the Church itself must refuse to enter any funding pool which is used in part to commit the murder of innocents. I must demand that no money from my wages go into Medicare, Medicaid or any other Insurance program that is required to cover act repugnant to my conscience.

    300 million Catholics in America and their sympathetic Brothers in Christ from all other denominations joining against the federal funding of a culture of death would shut down Medicare and medicaid and have every insurance company in the county screaming for repeal of Abortion Funding in the UNited States overnight if we acted on our conscience to save our immortal souls from being held for the sins of this nation against the Unborn.

    I, for one, DIS-ENROLL and Demand none of my money goes to Medicare or Medicaid. If i suffer for this - so be it.

  3. Ria O'Neal
    3 years ago

    I pray all Christians will unite in showing this ruling is attacking our freedom of thinking and freedom of exercising our religion. The US was the first country in the world to provide the world with a constitution that was an example of respect for human life and wrote it down in liberties. Are we trampling on our constitution now ?

  4. Eddie
    3 years ago

    I am heartened by the firm position taken by some bishops and pastors on this outrageous ruling that threatens our fundamental right to religious freedom. In contrast, Father Jenkins and Sister Keehan, a clergy member and a religious, are arguably the two most responsible for providing Catholic topcover for the passage of Obamacare. Their actions were unconscionable and no matter what they have to say now the damage these two have done is indeed profound. As the Church begins to mobilize to blunt this travesty we see the usual characters on this website provide the same old tired rhetoric in defense of the bill. One contributor trotted out the race card, another says that he is a Catholic and will do it his way and you cant judge him, and the positive aspects of Obamacare far outweigh the promotion of abortion that his Church calls always intrinsically evil. Moreover, he wonders how other Catholics could view it differently from him. Finally, one genuis has sounded the death knell for the Catholic Church!!! If you wonder why 54% of Catholics voted for Obama and you now think that it will turn around given his current ruling, just reread these posts and and you might get depressed.

  5. David W. Cooney
    3 years ago

    A letter to my US representative and senators:

  6. adolph
    3 years ago

    you Catholics are no longer needed. Obama's star will rise and yours will sink. Your death knell has sounded. The blood of the innocents are on the pens he has given you. Unless...

  7. SaraPalen
    3 years ago

    question for Dr. Obama-at what age do you think my daughters have to be to make informed consent to take this contraception? how young will they be when you tell Insurance providers they have to do these things without consent of parents? 10? 12? have you come out with that edict yet? Mother Church wil pay for contraception for children of parents who don't believe in it? Planned Parenthood's dream! now we just need to get those clinics in all the schools like they were talking about, right, Doc?

  8. William
    3 years ago

    I have all ready gotten one bad response back from one of my senators, my congressman I know from past encounters is as pro death as someone could be and I most likely won't get a positive response. I am hopeful that my second senator will come back with a positive reply. I am flowing the upcoming elections and praying that we will be able to get pro-life people into office.

  9. robert matzinger
    3 years ago

    The only response to Obama and his administartion that will make any difference is at the ballot box: vote him and his minions out!.

  10. Chester White
    3 years ago

    Hey, Catholics: More than half of your vote went to Obama in 2008. Have you learned anything yet?

    Welcome to the party!

Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment

Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Ezekiel 18:21-28
'If the wicked, however, renounces all the sins he has ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
[Song of Ascents] From the depths I call to you, Yahweh: Lord, ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 5:20-26
'For I tell you, if your uprightness does not surpass that of ... Read More

Saint of the Day

February 27 Saint of the Day

St. Leander of Seville
February 27: St. Leander of Seville, Bishop (Feast - February 27th) Leander ... Read More