Wednesday, July 18

That word.

I don't normally do politically based posts, but today there appears to be an intersection of politics and religion.

Mitt Romney, criticizing the HHS birth control requirement, said: “I know we are not all Catholic in this room, but I feel like we are all Catholic today” in our effort to preserve religious liberty. (H/T to TPM)


The HHS 'requirement' is to offer the option of contraception as part of a broader package of health care coverage for women's health.

98% of catholic women have used contraception and, generally, the laity (you know, the folks who ARE the Catholic Church) are overwhelmingly in support of Free Will and a woman's right to choose.

This same freedom is being actively thwarted by a vast minority of old, (purportedly) celibate men.

Religious Liberty.  I do not think it means what you think it means.

1 comment:

  1. Um, doctrine says birth control is sinful. You can't pick and choose what parts of Catholicism you like and follow just those. Idk what church YOU are going to with all this birth control/abortion acceptance - but if you look to anyone other than the leaders of the church for your moral guidance, that is wrong. It doesn't matter what the "neighbor kids" are doing.

    I don't even like Romney, but your comment had little to do with the quote. The mandate wants Catholics to pay for things we know are sinful, therefore we would become accomplices in the sin. So the mandate has nothing to do with restricting "right to choose" - we just can't pay for it in our taxes. And we shouldn't be forced to. Stop misrepresenting the faith. Sincerely, a twenty-something woman

    Catholicism: I do not think it means what you think it means.