EWTN sues Obama Administration On “Contraception Mandate”

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And so after the various religious ones, the first lay Catholic organisation (EWTN) filed a lawsuit to stop the so-called “contraception mandate” (a misnomer, if you ask me: firstly the real issue is clearly the one of religious freedom; secondly “contraception” is extended to abortifacients; that is, to outright abortion). I have more than a vague impression that this is not going to go away very soon, and will make the B.O. administration increasingly more sorry of having undervalued the extent of the problem, and the might of the opponent.

The fact is, Catholicism in the USA is a sleeping giant, and it was rather naive from the B.O.organisation to think the giant would not awaken at all. It is as if those people really thought the likes of Pelosi are representative of the Catholic faithful, let alone bishops. Alas, now it’s too late, and if you ask me in a couple of months at the latest it will become clear the alternative is between a most humiliating backpedaling and a devastating, lacerating battle pitching against each other those who would have voted for B.O. anyway, and those who will not do it anymore. However I look at it, I can’t see this as a smart move.

Of course many will think Catholics do not really care, and those who vehemently oppose the B.O. administration on this wouldn’t have voted for him anyway; but I think they are wrong. With the only exception (to my knowledge) of G. W. Bush, the Democratic party always bagged the majority of the Catholic vote; but will this be the case if the bishop continue to thunder against the government for months to come, with tones and a determination I cannot remember seeing from them before? Methinks, this is going to hurt. Badly.

We have seen the first fruits of the progressive embarrassment of the B.O. administration with the pathetic attempt to “compromise” of the last days. I couldn’t see much of a “compromise” myself, but what I could clearly see is the government sees the need for one, though they’ll try to make the retreat as little and as little humiliating humiliating as possible.

I’d love to be a fly on an Oval Office wall. I think what I’d see is some embarrassed faces and a still unexpressed, but omnipresent thought: why have we started this.


Posted on February 13, 2012, in Catholicism and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I think that quite a few “moderates” who disagree with the Church on contraception will still side with us on this.

    This has been the most blatant, unconstitutional power grab by the executive branch that I’ve seen in the past 15 years. If Obama wins this, it will open up every aspect of civil society to the fiat of the President. I should know better, but I think most Americans will recognize the threat.

    • I agree wholeheartedly.

      In my eyes, no Catholic who has taken the time to reflect a bit can really say he “disagrees” with Church teaching. Those who do mostly do so out of ignorance, because they have never been properly instructed about the enormity of what they are saying and think – rather naturally – they should be free to disagree with Catholicism as they are told they are free to criticise pretty much everything else. I am sure most of them have not the faintest idea we are talking of immutable truths, and think the Church might change direction like a political party does.

      For this reason, this controversy is not entirely unwelcome, as it will allow those among the Bishops who are brave enough to hammer some simple concepts in the head of the “casual” faithful, until the latter start to reflect this is not a matter of opinion, or agreement.


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