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Church will not back down on contraceptive mandate, Bishop Conley states

November 13, 2012

The incoming bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, has stated flatly that the Catholic Church will not consent to the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate.

"The Catholic Church is not going to back down," said Bishop James Conley, who will formally succeed Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz in Lincoln on November 20. "We will defy it and face the consequences."


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  • Posted by: ColmCille - Nov. 14, 2012 4:47 PM ET USA

    That's exactly what we need to do, NOT shut down services, which is what they want. They want the Church out of public service, and the government in its place. This calls for civil disobedience, not compliance. Catholic Charities has already made the mistake of surrendering to the enemy by stopping adoptions. An unjust law is no law at all, and when Catholics stop doing the work of the Gospel in order to comply with unjust laws, we betray our Lord, and we render unto Caesar what belongs to God.