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"We have concluded that when the principle of phyletism (i.e. ecclesiastical nationalism) is juxtaposed with the teaching of the Gospel and the constant practice of the Church, it is not only foreign to it, but also completely opposed, to it. We decree the following in the Holy Spirit: 1. We reject and condemn racial division, that is, racial differences, national quarrels and disagreements in the Church of Christ, as being contrary to the teaching of the Gospel and the holy canons of our blessed fathers, on which the holy Church is established and which adorn human society and lead it to Divine piety. 2. In accordance with the holy canons, we proclaim that those who accept such division according to races and who dare to base on it hitherto unheard-of racial assemblies are foreign to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and are real schismatics."
Re: Presentation by Fr. Chad Hatfield at the Conference on Religious Freedom
Posted by Leo on 6/2/2012, 10:00 am, in reply to "Presentation by Fr. Chad Hatfield at the Conference on Religious Freedom"
Message modified by user Leo 6/2/2012, 10:56 am
My Medicaid is run thru an outfit called the Keystone Mercy Health Plan. It's a joint venture of Keystone Blue Cross and the health system of an RC religious order, the Religious Sisters of Mercy ... hence the name. Because the Sisters are Catholic, KMHP doesn't cover birth control. But because we're not all Catholic, KMHP refers contraceptive coverage directly to Blue Cross. IIUC something like this ist he current 'state of the law' regarding the vaunted "HHS requirement." But the RC bishops "wouldn't take Yes for an answer," because they've been gunning for this President since he was elected, if not before ... without brushing their hands free of the government subsidy aka their tax-exempt status. The Democratic Party, too. And the Orthodox don't have but a tiny fraction of the RCs' covered employees.|
Not to mention that our jurisdictions claim contraception is acceptable under certain circumstances. I don't remember reading that that only includes families with enough disposable income....