Comments on: U.S. Catholic bishops mull wider focus in birth control/religious freedom fight http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/03/13/u-s-catholic-bishops-mull-wider-focus-in-birth-controlreligious-freedom-fight/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: mamajosh http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/03/13/u-s-catholic-bishops-mull-wider-focus-in-birth-controlreligious-freedom-fight/comment-page-1/#comment-35294 Tue, 29 May 2012 18:40:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=25093#comment-35294 Glovergirl: The word you’re looking for is ‘encroached.’

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By: luvofgaia http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/03/13/u-s-catholic-bishops-mull-wider-focus-in-birth-controlreligious-freedom-fight/comment-page-1/#comment-32550 Sat, 17 Mar 2012 02:15:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=25093#comment-32550 I see two comments here, both critical of our President (I wonder if these are really Americans commenting). There is also a photo of a bunch of good old white boys who have been living high off of American taxpayers to the tune of 2.6 Billion dollars a year in funds to Catholic “charities”. They want the freedom to impose their violent and hateful religion on me and I want the freedom (per constitution) to keep their religion off my body, out of public schools and out of my bedroom. I also want them to pay for their sins of raping so many children instead of filing bankruptcies and creating a fake distraction they sinfully call a war on religion.

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By: glovergirl http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/03/13/u-s-catholic-bishops-mull-wider-focus-in-birth-controlreligious-freedom-fight/comment-page-1/#comment-32544 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:52:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=25093#comment-32544 IowaMike, I would agree that the question is a freedom of religion,ergo a constitutional, concern. However,remember that the ‘rhythm method’ was essentially the first institutionalize birth control method on which the church slept and in many cases advanced. In other words, the Church need not stand on its ideological correctness because by the very nature of the Constitution they are correct.

And, in defense of Obama, the USA has long before him encouched on the religious liberties of the citizenry in the public square. But, now, we will not speak of the self proclaimed Witch that was enrolled in my spiritual direction class at a christian seminary.

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By: IowaMike http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/03/13/u-s-catholic-bishops-mull-wider-focus-in-birth-controlreligious-freedom-fight/comment-page-1/#comment-32541 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:19:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=25093#comment-32541 I think it is important for the bishops to frame the argument in both religious and constitutional terms. There is no question that this is a ‘freedom of religion’ expression. This Obama diktat basically forbids religious people from acting out their religious beliefs in the public square.

On the religious side it’s the first time I can remember where the bishops are showing some unity. They simply cannot abandon Church teaching so this may end up being decided in the courts……or in the streets.

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