Monday, January 23, 2012

More on Friday's bombshell...

For those of you interested in keeping up with this, here are a couple of articles about the Dept. of Health and Human Services' late Friday announcement:

Obama Administration picks a fight with Catholics

Religious leaders blast HHS over contraception mandate

LA's retired archbishop, Cardinal Mahony, blogs about Friday's HHS announcement

And, from the response video posted on the front of the USCCB's website, one of the best quotes so far on this contentious topic:

“Never before has the federal government forced individuals and organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience,” said New York Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “This shouldn’t happen in a land where free exercise of religion ranks first in the Bill of Rights.”