Monday, September 07, 2009

Bishop Doran: Take to Heart Concerns Over Federal-Government-Run Health Care

Rockford Bishop Thomas G. Doran writes:
... As Catholic people, however, we are not allowed to wash our hands of it and to let things shake out as the federal government would have it. Our more than bicentennial experience with our federal government leads many to the conclusion that our government really does only one thing well: waging war. In every other area of life, when someone says, “I am from the government and I am here to help you,” our survival instinct tells us to run and hide. In the early ’90s when the health care scare was last put upon us, the opposition crowed: “If you like the postal service, you will love national health,” and that still seems to be the feeling of many.

... we as Catholics should take care that health care does not morph into life control.

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Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Deal Hudson: "The Problems with Government-Run Healthcare

Some Catholic Bishops Assail Health Plan

Archbishop Chaput Again: Health Care Reform That Funds Abortion Is Not Common Ground

Fr. Euteneuer's Response to Cecile Richards' Attack On Catholic Bishops

In Face of Planned Parenthood Attack, USCCB Official Insists Abortion is Not Health Care

Mainstream Media Spreads Untruths on Behalf of Obama: Newsday Claims Bishop Murphy Supports ObamaCare; Lies About Plan's Coverage of Abortion

Cecile Richards and Planned Parenthood Attack U.S. Catholic Bishops for Defending Life

U.K. Catholic Rag Admonishes U.S. Bishops: Back Barack on Health Care, Stop Getting "Distracted" by Abortion

Archbishop Chaput: ‘Common Ground’ Claim Will Be Tested by Details of Health Care Reform

Religious Left: Do Not be "Distracted" by Abortion Coverage in ObamaCare

USCCB Prolife Chief Draws 'Lines in the Sand' on Healthcare

American Papist: Follow the Money to Determine Why Catholic Orgs Support ObamaCare Despite Inclusion of Abortion Coverage

Knights of Columbus Pass "Fishy" Resolution Opposing Any Health Care Reform That Funds Abortion

New York Archbishop: Church Will Have No Part in "Health Care" That Destroys Life

Deal Hudson: "Why Catholics Will Not Get Abortion Out of the Health Care Bill" [UPDATED]

Cardinal Rigali "Distracts" from Health Care Debate

A "Loud Silence"

Obama's Nun: Ignore "Insignificant Details", Pass Health Care Bill Now

Bishops Speak Out on ObamaCare

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