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The bishops' tougher response

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Feb 11, 2012

The US bishops have now indicated that the Obama “compromise” mandate is “unacceptable.” Yet two leading Catholic organizations have already accepted it. We are about to witness a critical test of the bishops’ authority, as I explain in this In Depth Analysis

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Feb. 13, 2012 12:47 PM ET USA

    Patrick01, you rock; Catholic Culture, thanks for working your weekends!

  • Posted by: Cornelius - Feb. 13, 2012 10:59 AM ET USA

    I'm doubtful that the will exists in the U.S. episcopacy to deal with this, and I'm not even sure HOW they would deal with it, frankly.

  • Posted by: Patrick1933 - Feb. 11, 2012 5:20 PM ET USA

    A Churchill quote appropriate to our current situation: "If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."

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