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What are we going to do when assessed insurance premiums that help pay for abortions? Pay or not pay for the insurance? We need more guidance from the bishops. Should we be taken to court and lose our assets on this? Or not? If they lead the charge, I'll follow. But on my own, I just don't know what to decide. What should we do?
"And also (declare) the nobles, subjects and people of the said realm and all others who have in any way sworn oaths to her, to be forever absolved from such an oath and from any duty arising from lordship. fealty and obedience; and we do, by authority of these presents , so absolve them and so deprive the same ... of her pretended title to the crown and all other the above said matters. We charge and command all and singular the nobles, subjects, peoples and others afore said that they do not dare obey her orders, mandates and laws. Those who shall act to the contrary we include in the like sentence of excommunication."When will we be absolved from our duty to obey the laws of this land and commanded not to obey? Never will the bishops of this country issue such an order, nor will our current Holy Father. We're on our own on this one.ATW
I suspect our Blessed Mother ALSO wept that 35-49 million Americans were not able to get health insurance because they were too poor, or because they had 'pre-existing conditions,' such as being pregnant, having had pneumonia as a child, having a developmental issue, etc. Am still hopeful that the final bill that will be sent to Obama will include the Hyde and the Stipak Amendments to outlaw the private funding of abortion.This is NOT the time to give up on praying that BOTH Catholic values are upheld: NO abortions AND health care for all.
That's a good point. It's in God's hands. Maybe good will come of it.
Hey, Anon at 14:44This bill will not cover 6% of the population - that is 18 MILLION people. How is this any better? What about those 18 million???
CP,Your question: "How is that any better?" Uhm, okay, let me walk you through the math.49 million Americans do not have access to health care in America.Subtract 18 million people (e.g. LEGAL immigrants who, despite Archbishop Burke and the USCCB's pleas will be excluded from health care coverage), and the answer is:31 Million more American women, men and CHILDREN will have access to see doctors and receive medical treatment.So, mathematically, I'd say it is 31 million times better than make-believing that 'market forces' will make for-profit insurance companies actually care for anyone except their stockholders and the bottom-line profit.
I suspect, Anon, that you are the same poster from the last health care combox. How can we have a healthy debate when your numbers are wrong?I cannot believe people such as yourself think that this debaucle is a good thing. The US is bankrupt. We are printing money. Our dollar is weakening. This is a recipe for disaster.This bill is not about healthcare. This bill is about power and control.It seems you believe healthcare is a right. OK, what other right do we have that puts us in jail if we choose NOT to exercise it? Speech? Assembly? THIS IS INSANE!
I believe this is the image of Our Lady of LaSalette.
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