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Will Obama Allow Americans to Practice Catholicism? No!

Troglodite Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:16 PM
Scott: Two issue occur to me here. First, you seem to reject anything that reason suggests unless it is also in Scripture. In fact, God gave us reason and bids us to use it. You do not necessarily do any of us a favor by suggesting that what Christians do (or ought to) believe is opposed to reason. God's Word: How do we know what actually is God's word. The simple answer is that, as a matter of history, the Church gave us Scripture, in the sense that it passed judgement on what was and what was not inspired. If you dismiss the authority of the Church as a teacher of the faithful, you simultaneously undermine Scripture.

"Catholicism teaches that it is a sin to use, provide, or otherwise support contraception."

These words are not from the Catholic Catechism or a sermon by a Catholic bishop. They are excerpted from the preliminary injunction U.S. District Judge Robert H. Cleland issued last month temporarily stopping the Obama administration from forcing a family-owned outdoor-power-equipment company to comply with an Obamacare regulation that requires virtually all health care plans to provide women (but not men) with co-pay-free coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs.

The judge stated the Catholic teaching on contraception as an undisputed fact of the...