Cardinal Wuerl makes case against HHS mandate in Washington Post op-ed
Catholic World News - May 23, 2012
The Washington Post has published an op-ed piece by Cardinal Donald Wuerl explaining that lawsuit that the Archdiocese of Washington (among other Catholic institutions) has filed against the HHS contraceptive mandate.
The cardinal’s argument concludes:
You don’t have to agree with the Catholic Church and its teachings to agree that the government shouldn’t force us to violate our beliefs. People of all faiths or no faith should cherish the right to follow one’s conscience. We do not want to tell the government what it must do. We simply ask the same of them.
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Posted by: John J Plick -
May. 23, 2012 11:27 PM ET USA
Maybe he should speak at Georgetown... JP
Posted by: gop -
May. 23, 2012 10:23 PM ET USA
something seems wrong with the Cardinal's argument, don't you think?
Posted by: Exaudi nos -
May. 23, 2012 8:42 PM ET USA
It is amazing that the one person who has the ability to violate our freedom of religion by this mandate is the same person who claims to be Catholic and Cardinal Wuerl would gladly give her Communion. A conundrum if ever there was one.