(CNSNews.com) – Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, sent a letter on Friday to all the Catholic bishops of the United States reasserting the conviction of the Catholic Church that it will not yield to the Obama administration’s command—issued in the form of a Health and Human Services regulation implementing the president’s health-care plan–that Catholics and Catholic institutions must violate the teachings of their faith by purchasing and providing health insurance plans that pay for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortifacients.
“We have made it clear in no uncertain terms to the government that we are not at peace with its invasive attempt to curtail the religious freedom we cherish as Catholics and Americans,” Cardinal Dolan wrote his brother bishops.
“We did not ask for this fight, but we will not run from it,” he said….(Source)
Actually, your Eminence, if you reflect for a moment on the massive negligence of your brother bishops and your predecessors for the past 40 years in betraying your duty to vigorously teach the Church’s teaching on the transmission of human life, you will quickly realize – as Faithful Catholics are wont to point out to your generation of bishops time and time and time and time again – you did indeed ask for this fight. We warned you of what was coming, but you refused to listen. So now comes the fight that you really did ask for. And it’s the fight that you will lose, which must and will be fought and won by faithful pastors and laity of a future generation with their blood. Why? Because you’re still not talking about contraception because you want to talk about “freedom” without talking about the sin which brought us into slavery. The red that you symbolically and comfortably wear today will be experienced quite differently by your successor. Does this not bother you in the slightest? If it does, for the sake of your own salvation, start preaching the Gospel and stop being just a politician with a collar.