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10/4/2012 11:05:00 AM
It's not about religious freedom
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Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore and Auxiliary Bishop Barry C. Knestout of Washington listen during Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington July 4.
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Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore and Auxiliary Bishop Barry C. Knestout of Washington listen during Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington July 4.

To the Catholic Sentinel:

I am saddened that the U.S. bishops have chosen to deal with their disagreement with the Obama Administration over the insurance/contraception issue in the public and emotional way they have.

It is a serious disagreement over public policy, but not a question of religious freedom. I would be interested in how the bishops would respond if the Jehovah’s Witness religion had the same political power as the Catholic Church and chose to deny coverage for blood transfusions to all who worked in their institutions?

I am curious as to why the American bishops have not released full information on who funded the expensive Fortnight for Freedom program.

Gerald Stanley, Yachats





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