It seems the human family require leaders... when it comes to a choice, surely one who holds the Priesthood would be preferable over one who does not.
Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primary in Illinois by a wide margin over chief rival Rick Santorum. LA is next.
I dunno, I know at least one or two Priesthood holders that I would not trust wth cash much less the Presidency.
"Not all who wander are lost" J.R.R.Tolkein You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. ~Anne Lamott "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain." Friedrich von Schiller
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made his long-awaited endorsement in the GOP presidential race on Wednesday, putting his name behind Mitt Romney’s campaign.
Bush, who many have touted as a possible compromise candidate if Romney fails to attract enough delegates to win the nomination on the first ballot, made it clear in his statement that the time has now come for all Republicans to stand squarely behind the former Massachusetts governor’s candidacy. He gave his endorsement within hours of the Illinois primary, where Romney crushed his nearest challenger, former Sen. Rick Santorum, by 12 percentage points.
For 3 years, the Obama Administration has systematically chipped away at our religious liberties. Now, they have delivered the biggest blow yet: the Department of Health and Human Services' decision to force health care providers to cover all forms of contraception -- from birth control to the morning after pill and even abortion. It's an overt attack on the Catholic Church, of course, but worse -- an egregious violation of every American's religious liberties.
The White House attempted to back-pedal a bit, announcing a modification to this plan in an attempt to compromise with Catholics and other religious groups on this issue. But do not be fooled: Their so-called "compromise" is anything but. As a spokesman for our Catholic bishops said, it's as if the White House is saying, "Sure, you don't have to include the coverage, you just have to send all your lay employees and women religious to the local Planned Parenthood clinic." He continued: "That would not be a compromise. In some ways it would be worse."
This isn't just a Catholic fight. Today it might be the target of the Obama administration's blatant disregard for the Constitution, but who will it be tomorrow if we don't fight back today? Catholic Advocate won't stand for it and will keep up the fight and our efforts to defend religious liberties -- our Constitutional rights -- for all men and women of faith.
Last month, Catholic Advocate launched the "Protect Our Conscience Letter Campaign" to recruit parish leaders nationwide to help rally fellow lay Catholics to blanket members of Congress with letters of protest against the mandate. We've had volunteers sign up in 46 states, and 397 Members of Congress will receive letters from a parish in their district. That's 72% of our elected officials!
Our efforts have been featured on GBTV, Glenn Beck's TV program. Mr. Beck and others in the conservative community have highlighted Catholic Advocate as a leading organization fighting the Obama administration on this front.
We're pleased with the positive response to our hard work, but this fight is just beginning. Bishops across the country have spoken out on this issue, and priests have mentioned it in their homilies. It's on pulpits across the nation, Catholic or otherwise. Now it's our turn to continue turning up the heat and demand our elected officials take action to stop this radical attack on our religious liberties.
This is a make it or break it moment for America's faith communities -- and all defenders of our Constitutional rights. If we fail to prevent the Obama Administration from taking away our rights of conscience and trampling upon our religious liberties, I fear we may soon live in a secular country. As conservative men and women of all backgrounds, we must rally together and demand protection of our rights.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Matt Smith President, Catholic Advocate
P.S. In regards to the recent HHS ruling that requires EVERY health care provider to cover contraception -- including abortion -- Nancy Pelosi said, "…I am going to stick with my fellow Catholics in supporting the administration on this. I think it was a very courageous decision that they made, and I support it. "Well, here at Catholic Advocate, we're going to stick with our religious liberties and our bishops -- not Nancy Pelosi. Who will you stand with? Join us now by supporting the "Protect Our Conscience Letter Campaign".
Both Catholic and Mormon women use birth control. Should this burden of payment be shifted to the user because the heath provider wants to keep the money in its wallet and points to religion as the justification?
There are no doubt many things both Catholic and Latter-day Saint women do which are against the teachings of their professed religion. That does not mean an employer or anyone else should be responsible to provide for their choice in doing so. Possible forms of birth control is not the concern of health insurance.
Romney for President released a new web video titled “Our Favorite.” In 2008, Rick Santorum said that if you wanted a conservative as the nominee of the Republican Party, “you must vote for Mitt Romney.” We agree.
Possible forms of birth control is not the concern of health insurance.
Birth control is strictly a medical concern unless it involves such unreliable means as the rhythm method or eating sunflower seeds. Letting health insurance weasel out of this so its profit margin increases does not sound like a good idea. How did Mitt handle this with his health care plan in Massachusetts?