Cardinal-Designate Dolan: Catholics Have Been Stabbed in the Back

Posted: Feb 10, 2012 8:01 AM

As Guy reported yesterday, Obama's mandate that religious institutiions provide birth control is crumbling. The latest round of pressure and direct harsh words for President Obama over the issue come from Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, who says he feels betrayed and that promises Obama made haven't been kept. More from CBS New York:

Archbishop Dolan feels betrayed after his meeting with the president on the issue late last year.

A Catholic group in Alabama filed the first lawsuit against the Obama administration’s new birth control regulations as the controversy got even more heated Thursday.

The president ducked questions about the contraception controversy that is bedeviling his administration. The reason may be the latest attack from Dolan, who, sources told CBS 2, feels he was stabbed in the back by the president after the two met to discuss the issue.

Sources close to Dolan told Kramer that the archbishop felt betrayed after a November meeting with President Obama to discuss the contraception issue. Sources said the president promised Dolan that he would “get most of what he wanted.”

Instead, the administration issued a directive forcing Catholic institutions like schools and hospitals to pay for things like birth control and the morning after pill for their employees.