Monday, May 27, 2013

Dolan's Faustian Bargain

Archdiocese Pays for Health Plan That Covers Birth Control
But even as Cardinal Dolan insists that requiring some religiously affiliated employers to pay for contraception services would be an unprecedented, and intolerable, government intrusion on religious liberty, the archdiocese he heads has quietly been paying for such coverage, albeit reluctantly and indirectly, for thousands of its unionized employees for over a decade. 
So says the New York Times.

We have, in other venues, repeatedly outed His Emminence as the most outspoken advocate of socialized healthcare since perhaps Ted Kennedy himself.  "The Church has been advocating nationalized healthcare for over a century" was the refrain that rang through several of the inserts he provided to local parishes. This much we witnessed. From religious who work very closely with him, we heard more. What he might have said in private to the power brokers that crossed his paths; or to the Abortion President himself when they chatted at 1011 1st Avenue, can only be guessed.

As to the claim of Church support of nationalized medicine, it is either incomplete or inaccurate, unless what he meant to say was, "Certain Bishops, politicians and other power-players have been advocating nationalized medicine...." But not the Church.  Marxism is known to twist the Catechism to support redistributionist and totalitarian revolutions. Got Marx, Your  Emminence?

Can the Cardinal be so naive as to have been unaware of this? One doesn't arrive at that office on the short bus.  Dolan is a politician. Politicians smile big and make compromises.  He advocated Obamacare to begin with -- "be careful what you pray for", eh, Cardinal? One Faustian bargain leads to another. This is the way the world does business.  But the Church is "not of this world."  Which is to say, no matter what sort of hat and robes you wear, if you're making Faustian bargains, you're not doing Church business.

Certainly Obamacare could not be the cancer it is on this nation were it not spearheaded and supported by the old Irish-American Democrat-First-Then-Catholic guard.
“We provide the services under protest,” said Joseph Zwilling, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York
How noble. You're still paying for it, and using my tithe to do so, and I object to that in the strongest terms.


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