By Nancy Thorner -
The lead story appearing on Michelle Malkin's website of Tuesday, January 31, First, they came for the Catholics, examined the Obama administration's continuing war on religious health care professionals.
As noted by Michelle Malkin, "What's noteworthy now is the united front that Catholic bishops (who have traditionally taken big government positions) are now taking against the Obamacare abortion edict.
It's about time that bishops in the Catholic Church have risen up to confront Obamacare and its unprecedented encroachment on religious liberty. This past weekend parishioners were informed of the recent White House edit that forces religious hospitals, schools, charities and other health and social services providers to provide free abortifacient pills, sterilizations, and contraception on demand in their insurance plans, even if doing so violates their moral consciences and teachings of their churches. Although not of the Catholic faith, I feel qualified to contribute my thoughts on an issue that has become quite controversial as a thoughtful pro-life conservative.
My response to Michelle Malkin's article follows:
Pro-lifers were looked upon as monsters because they dared to protect freedoms precious to them, while government found ways to seize assets in the re-distribution process from which the Church benefited.
Now the Church is crying "Foul." Yet it's preferential option for the "poor" is not only poor theology, it's also poor statesmanship. Shouldn't the Church be for all people, rich, poor and in between?
Historically, since Constantine made it his state religion, the Church's great sin has been groveling at the feet of power and wealth. The Church was a pure Church when members were persecuted outsiders.
Maybe it's time for Catholic institutions to be supported by the sacrifices of Catholics (not depending on government-coerced funds); that is, if the Church has any personal resources left to sacrifice by the time it might be possible for real "change" to occur in November.
Could it be that Catholic bishops have connived to make the Church pure again? I hope not, but God does love a wry joke!