Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Catholic Fifth Columnists
"...already inside the city"

It's not often that I give kudos to the USCCB, but this go 'round, they've certainly deserved them. The Bishops postcard campaign against FOCA has been a step in the right direction. And in all honesty, I knew damn good and well that there would be some O-Bots in Roman Collars who would be seething at even the littlest condemnation of The One.

But even I never saw this...

Here's some of the article from LifeNews.com; (Emphasis mine) Bishop Lynch Surprisingly Dismisses FOCA's Abortion Threat to Catholic Hospitals

A Catholic News Service (CNS) article on January 27 reported a comment by Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida, on the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA).

Asked by CNS reporter Nancy Frazier O'Brien about FOCA, Bishop Lynch spoke against it,
but then tried to dismiss Catholic concerns about the impact of the bill on Catholic hospitals: "But there is no plan to shut down any hospital if it passes. There's no sense of ominous danger threatening health care institutions."

Sr. Carol Keehan, president of the Catholic Health Association, took the identical position when interviewed by O'Brien.

Keehan caused some controversy weeks ago when she defended President Barack Obama against criticism from pro-lifers and praised his choices of pro-abortion Health and Human Services secretary Tom Daschle and deputy health care director Jeanne Lambrew.

But according to O'Brien's CNS piece, those fears are only Internet "rumors." Indeed, she begins her article by saying, "Internet rumors to the contrary, no Catholic hospital is in danger of closing because of the Freedom of Choice Act."

It's strange that O'Brien would attribute Catholic fears to "misleading e-mails flying around the Internet," when the USCCB's Office of General Counsel itself released an analysis of FOCA last August.

3 Comments:

Blogger Simplex Vir said...

If Sister Stretchy-Pants is taking the approach that I want to take, which is to dare the government to try and force us to comply. I applaud her. I would like to see the government TRY to shut down a Catholic hospital, truthfully they are far more effective at infiltration and subversion as has been done over the last 40 years.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Confiteor said...

I highly doubt that Sister "Stretchy-Pants" is taking your approach. Judging from her political affiliation, I would assume that her approach is the exact opposite. In their minds it seems FOCA is no danger to their Catholic hospitals because they fully intend on having their Catholic hospitals comply with FOCA!

8:52 AM  
Blogger Bill Hoog said...

Like you said, most bishops & catholic hospitals are Heterodox 5th columnists.

More abortions are committed in catholic hospitals than we ant to admit!

7:20 PM  

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