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Bishops Stand Together, As Should We

Scotty54 Wrote: Jun 16, 2012 5:38 PM
I am always surprised by the number of people who think that Catholic women's use of birth control constitutes a valid argument for forcing Catholic employers to pay for it.

"We will not fail," Archbishop William Lori declared at the quarterly meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Atlanta on June 13.

Tasked with leading a committee on religious liberty, the Baltimore archbishop's statement wasn't an empty boast but a supreme confidence. It wasn't a predictive assurance about the Obama administration's mandate on health insurance and abortion, or the Supreme Court's upcoming health-care ruling or the November election results but a reminder that his audience has weightier things on its mind: matters of a spiritual nature.

The peachy news out of the meeting was an unprecedented...