"I think I may be somebody who believes in the Pope's position more than most Catholics. I really take people at their word. And it seems like all of the cynicism and all of the -- who are we going to...
Mike Huckabee: "Thanks to Obama, we are all Catholics now"
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said President Obama has united the GOP over his proposed rule requiring religious groups to pay for contraceptives in healthcare poliices.Huckabee facetiously thanked Obama for stirring the issue. "You have done more than any person in the entire GOP field, any candidate, has done to bring this party to unity and energize this party as a result of your attack on religious liberty," he said Friday morning.
GEORGE WEIGEL: The Washington post said Obama "shifted" on birth control. In reality, he shifted on nothing. This maneuver was a fraud and an absurdity... Saturday morning’s Washington Post headline and first sub-headline, page one and above-the-fold, nicely captured the confusions that prevailed as of 6 p.m. Friday, in the matter of tweaks to the “contraceptive mandate” issued by the Obama administration’s Department of Health and Human Services: “Obama shifts on birth control. Catholic leaders open to plan.” Well, no, and no. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/290871/bishops-don-t-revise-rescind-george-weigel
The historical commentary on Pius IX, "Syllabus of Errors' has to be one of the most astonishing piece of a Catholic "folklore" tradition one can imagine. Its condemnation of the separation of church and state" is not only inherently anti-American but absorb. I am not Roman Catholic but I'm certain that Catholic intellectuals like Garry Wills, Thomas Cahill would agree.
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