Assault on Religious Freedom
Today, I came across Michael Goodwin’s column in the New York Post on the recent media coverage of the health care mandate. I would like to share it with you. Here is an excerpt:
Do the New York Times’ attacks on the Catholic Church have any limits? Do the paper’s editorial writers have any sense of decency?
To judge by the latest screed, the answers are no and no.
Under the Monday headline “The Politics of Religion,” the paper’s editorial page called lawsuits by 43 Catholic groups, including 13 dioceses, “bogus” and “a dramatic stunt, full of indignation but built on air.”
The suits aim to stop the federal government from forcing religious organizations to provide free contraception, abortion drugs and sterilization services as part of ObamaCare. The plaintiffs, including New York’s Cardinal Dolan and the University of Notre Dame, say the requirements are “immoral” under Church teaching and claim the mandate violates their religious liberty.