10 February 2012

USCCB Statement on Obama "Accommodation"

Statement from the USCCB on B.O.'s "accommodation" proposal:

WASHINGTON— The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) sees initial opportunities in preserving the principle of religious freedom after President Obama’s announcement today. But the Conference continues to express concerns. “While there may be an openness to respond to some of our concerns, we reserve judgment on the details until we have them,” said Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, president of USCCB.

“The past three weeks have witnessed a remarkable unity of Americans from all religions or none at all worried about the erosion of religious freedom and governmental intrusion into issues of faith and morals,” he said.

“Today’s decision to revise how individuals obtain services that are morally objectionable to religious entities and people of faith is a first step in the right direction,” Cardinal-designate Dolan said. “We hope to work with the Administration to guarantee that Americans’ consciences and our religious freedom are not harmed by these regulations.”

We should all thank our Dear Leader for deigning to accommodate us in the exercise of our 1st Amendment rights and the enjoyment of our religious liberties.  We know he's only trying to do what's best for us, but sometimes we Silly Religious Folk must be indulged.


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  1. It remains the fact that this 'accommodation' is a sham package.

    It doesn't matter if an employer pays directly for the abortion of employee X or pays for it via the invoiced apportionment costs by the insurance company. Obama still wants to spend catholic money on termination of human life.

  2. I am so disappointed in Abp. Dolan's response... hopefully he's working on a real zinger!

  3. Yes, I hope the Bishops don't cave on this, it looks like that's a possibility. It would be a huge mistake.

  4. On Uncommon Knowledge, Jonah Goldberg explains how this kind of situation is inevitable for progressivism:


    At 13:05.