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USA Today editorial decries HHS mandate

Catholic World News - February 06, 2012

USA Today has come to the defense of the US Catholic Church with an editorial criticizing the Obama administration’s mandate for contraceptive coverage in health-care programs. While expressing sympathy for the aim of the policy, the editorial argues that the administration’s plan oversteps the authority of the federal government and infringes upon religious liberty:

The administration tried to strike a balance and simply failed. The First Amendment's guarantee of religious freedom deserves more weight than the administration allowed.

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  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Feb. 08, 2012 9:36 PM ET USA

    This will continue until the Church refuses all gov't.funding and begins to pay taxes. A smaller but poorer Church,but free of the ropes that bind us.

  • Posted by: Pete - Feb. 06, 2012 9:03 PM ET USA

    This and other news items clearly signify the Administration's abuse of the Constitution and its anti-religious policy. Perhaps part of the problem rests in allowing dissenting political figures continue their dissent without stronger public rebuke. When anyone gets the idea he/she can defy authority without punishment, larger groups grow embolden and the defiant movement grows. Why does it take people outside the Church to lead the charge to correct our own wrongs?

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