Message modified by user Leo 6/19/2012, 9:50 pm
Yes, before there was Faux News Channel, there was "Investors Bidness Daily." If I were you I wouldn't trust them, either. They seem to still think Latinism is a tiny, monolithic, "priest-ridden" sect in this country. But there are literally tens of thousands of Catholic "institutions," "jurisdictions," and groups in the USA, not to mention upwards of 100 million souls, and most of them know it's not the 1840s anymore: JFK went to the White House, and Fr. John Courtney Murray was embraced by a church council. Most of them have yet to "receive" Humanae Vitae as an authentic part of their Faith (I speak as a Catholic-trained theological ethicist now), so they're not so likely to perceive this issue as an attack on that -- and their -- Faith, and rally around a handful of loudmouth cardinals given microphones by clearly-partisan, Right-Wing Media, and consider themselves "persecuted," especially while so many of them are still slogging through The Second Global Republican Depression In A Lifetime. Most of them don't live in New York City or DC. o/Orthodoxly I'm not saying they're right or wrong to feel that way, these are just the facts. And I don't know about the Daughters of Charity, but the Religious Sisters of Mercy have been running Pennsylvania's largest Medicaid "HMO" for a while now, to rave reviews (though I may have my own opinions on that!), and their approach to the contraception issue up till now can be found on the website of their Keystone Mercy Health Plan, www.keystonemercy.com. If I may, they seem to consider it a Fair And Balanced approach to the ethical issue.