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Hudson & Fournier: Countdown to Election 2012, Day 24. Exposing Biden's Lie About the HHS Mandate Comments

Vice President Biden had an audience of 51 million people for his debate with Paul Ryan. Biden's lie about the HHS mandate potentially has a huge impact on how Catholic voters view the Obama/Biden ticket and the record of their first term. Continue Reading

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  1. Kay King
    2 years ago

    If I voted for Obama and Biden, I would feel it necessary to go to confession immediately.

  2. jh
    2 years ago

    Thank you for your clarity. May God strengthen us all to tell the truth. We need men (people) of conviction and courage.

  3. vance
    2 years ago

    There is another reason why the Bishops won't say Biden's name. The majority of them are Liberal Democrats. Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, California protested the HHS law suit by Cardinal Dolan because it might make the Republicans look good. Bishop Blaire had no problem saying Paul Ryan's name when he wrote a letter of protest about his budgetary proposal. Make no mistake. The majority of the Bishops are in the Democrat Party's back pocket.

  4. Shaun
    2 years ago

    why is our church becoming so far right? we're almost to the point of the baptists and Pentecostals always thinking its our way or the highway... no one can differ at all from us or they are just plain wrong... so sad

  5. Emma
    2 years ago

    Though not related to the HHS Mandate, another area gone unaddressed in debates and in mainstream media is the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. This grants executive power to hold ANY person indefinitely under military guard on "suspicion " of terrorist activities. It makes no distinction between citizen or non -citizen. No charges, no hearing as power is granted to military authorities. Much like those still in Guantanamo, our own citizens are now without due process. It was stopped at one point with injunction, Obama then won a stay against the injunction, the Supreme Court has refused to hear it. We should broaden our view and address this. They're not after only religious freedoms, but the freedom of anyone who disagrees with them. THEY get to decide who is a threat. There are no definitions in this law that clearlyy define what constitutes an act of terrorism. Any one of us can be made to "disappear ". The way to win this election is to put this out there. Neither liberal nor conservative is safe when our freedoms are at the whim of the executive branch of our government. Why isn't this getting any attention in the debates? or the press? Why are the American People being kept in the dark? We will all end up like those in Guantanamo if we don't wake up.

  6. Irma
    2 years ago

    I am not voting for Obama : )

  7. Tom McGuire
    2 years ago

    The USCCB did well not to make a statement with a candidate name attached. THE CHURCH DOES NOT BELONG IN POLITICS. Jesus had many opportunities to enter the political arena, but did not. He spoke truth mostly in parables. He was challenged just as bishops are challenged. His response was often paradoxical. He did not condemn paganism ( secularism). He did not condemn Pilate. He did condemn the actions of religious leaders who spoke the truth but did not act the truth.

    In his opening statement at the Synod on the New Evangelization,Philippine Bishop Socrates Villegas asked: “Why is there a strong wave of secularisation, a storm of antipathy or plain cold indifference towards the Church in some parts of the world necessitating a new wave of evangelization programmes?”
     
    “Evangelization has been hurt and continues to be impeded by the arrogance of its messengers. The hierarchy must shun arrogance, hypocrisy..."

    Bishops of the United States would do well to imitate Jesus Christ, avoid direct political statements, humbly admit their own sinfulness and call the faithful to deeper encounters with Jesus Christ.

  8. Helen Nowak
    2 years ago

    Everyone who pays a penny to an insurance company would be paying for contraception and abortion causing drugs. The money has to come from somewhere to pay for these so called free items so whoever pays and the mandate is that we "all" do, employers and employees, we are all paying for it. To say that no Catholic has to pay for it is a lie. It is also wrong to only exempt religious, narrowly I might add, entities. Does it mean that they are the only ones who have a conscious? I think not!


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