The Vatican’s largest health organization agrees with Obama on contraception.
Fox News is composed of mostly Catholics and owned by Knight of St. Gregory, Rupert Murdoch, so when you hear them speaking about the Vatican’s opposition to the contraception issue, be sure you know the whole story. The Vatican’s casuistry is historical.
While the religious / educational branch pulls the evangelicals alongside them in a feeling of unity against Obama and sacrifices some token dollars to maintain their “abortion stance”, their true source of wealth continues to increase exponentially. The Catholic Health Association of the United States, their giant health association, has no problem with the Obama Care’s contraception clause. They are the largest premiere group of non-profit health care providers in the nation, composed of more than 600 hospitals and 1,400 long-term care and other health facilities in all 50 states. Every year, one in six hospitalized patients in the United States is cared for in a Catholic health care facility.
The socialistic idea that health care is a human right and its religious counter-part, Catholic liberation theology, are two foundations for why the Vatican stood with Obama Care in the beginning. While Vatican public relations “save face” on their supposed stance against abortion, they continue to enjoy the enormous financial profits, the “liberation theology” victory, and the other Catholic aspects of Obama Care which they adored as it benefits the “bottomline” of their hospitals, even if a few token dollars are sacrificed by their less lucrative enterprises. The United States Council of Catholic Bishops “has not issued any statement directly opposing CHA or any of the Catholic groups supporting the Senate bill, such as Catholics United and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good“, as Catholic publication Crisis Magazine so accurately phrases it.
Even the President of Catholic Advocate sees the hypocrisy of the Vatican’s stance.
Furthermore, we have other hypocrites who also represent themselves publicly as being opposed to abortion, but whose actions do not reinforce their beliefs. Namely, our Supreme Court is composed of a majority of Roman Catholic Justices (six of the nine Justices including the Chief Justice) whose Catholic beliefs are supposedly pro-life, but they continue to allow babies to butchered as the number of deaths has risen above fifty million in this grisly land. Who appointed the majority of our present Supreme Court Justices? Ronald Reagan and the Bush Presidents who are supposedly pro-life as well, but who chose Justices who have continued to allow the mass genocide of small helpless children.
Anybody can call themselves a Christian.
As Jesus once said “”Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.” (Matthew 12:33)