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Cardinal Dolan tells Bill O’Reilly: ‘We can’t back down from this fight’

Catholic World News - March 30, 2012

Commenting on the Department of Health and Human Services’ ’ contraception mandate, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York told popular cable television host Bill O’Reilly that members of the Obama administration were trying to divide the Catholic community.

“I don’t want to judge people, but I think there would be a drift in the administration that this is a good issue, and if we can divide the Catholic community because it’s already divided and if one can caricature the bishops as being hopelessly out of touch, these bullies who are trying to achieve judicially and legislatively what they’ve been--been unable to achieve because their moral integrity has been compromised recently--there is that force out there trying to caricature us,” Cardinal Dolan said.

“All right. But we can’t back down from this fight because it’s about religious freedom; it’s close to the very heart of what the--of what the democratic enterprise that we know and love as the United States of America is all about.”

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Mar. 30, 2012 3:31 PM ET USA

    OK, Cardinal Dolan. When are you going to work to heal the division among Catholics by teaching and defending the Faith within our own walls?

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