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Archbishop Dolan urges Catholics: lobby on behalf of religious liberty

January 23, 2012

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging Catholics to “let your elected leaders know that you want religious liberty and rights of conscience restored and that you want the administration’s contraceptive mandate rescinded.”

Criticizing the Obama administration’s “incredibly narrow interpretation” of religious liberty, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York said in a web video that “never before has the federal government forced individuals and organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience. This shouldn’t happen in a land where free exercise of religion ranks first in the Bill of Rights.”


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  • Posted by: Bernadette - Jan. 25, 2012 12:30 PM ET USA

    First, Sebelius's bishop should publicly excommunicate her and delineate the reasons. Then, Archbishop Dolan should ask for a meeting with the President and forcefully explain why the President has overstepped his bounds and what he is asking flies in the face of our Bill of Rights and our Constitution and that he is asking for a real fight and defense from those who believe in religious freedom and the freedom of conscience. Stop placating and start fighting, your excellencies and eminences!