Catholic Bishops: We Will Not Obey Immoral Obama HHS Mandate (Video)

The US Bishops vowed this week at meeting that the Catholic Church will not obey the pro-abortion Obama HHS mandate.
Via the USCCB website:


Video has surfaced of Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, who said the Catholic Church will not obey the pro-abortion HHS mandate the Obama administration put forward.

“The only thing we’re certainly prepared to do is not give in — not violate our consciences and not obey what we consider to be something immoral,” Dolan said Tuesday, as LifeNews reported. “That we’re committed on.”

“We took a bit of a breather as we waited for Election Day because the results of Election Day could have changed the playing field. It didn’t. So now I think the bishops have taken a deep breath and said, we better to get back to work and decide just what we are going to do,” he said. Saying he remains open to the Obama administration working out an acceptable compromise, he added, “I would say no door is closed, except the door to capitulation.”

Catholic leaders have promised a 100 percent chance civil disobedience if Obama pursues the HHS mandate.

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  • BuddyG

    Onward Christian soldiers . . .

  • Mad Hatter

    How is he going to get the Catholics to back him when the majority of them backed Obama?

  • Redlite

    Bring it on.
    Should be an interesting fight for freedom.
    DO not ever give in!

  • T. Thompson

    Wow, how interesting when the biggest percentage of Catholics voted for OBAMA—just go along now with what you voted for-not going to be treated any better than the rest of us, you voted for it, abide by it—sorry I’m tired of listening to you Catholics crying now

  • Remco Kimber

    You lead, padre. We’ll follow.

    We desperately need leaders with a pair.

  • rhonda

    Is this the same Catholic Church that covered its icons when Obama spoke at Notre Dame?

  • Patty

    Well, Bishop you are in a pickle. Try that, I am not in favor of Catholic organization handing out free contraception, either.

    But Obama was voted in by many of the youth who call themselves Catholics. The older and more traditional Catholics didn’t vote for Obama.

    So, the Church may have to live with it until Obama care possible will go away when a more Conservative President returns to office.

  • SeniorD

    I’d love to see civil disobedience by the Catholic Church! My hometown of Buffalo, already owned and operated by the Catholic Church, would be shut down completely.

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  • Jeannie

    Okay to all of you having fun blasting the only organization in the world whose senior ‘officers’ are officially defending life, liberty and freedom,
    1) No, it is NOT the same church that backed the Obama visit to Notre Dame – blasted by the church officially, they were considered rogue
    2) Cajones are not a problem. In the last year, quietly placed across the country have been a series of archbishops who have for DECADES been following the same brand of traditional Catholicism as John Paul II. Pelosi has been allowed to go to church in San Francisco because hte archbishop there turned a blind eye to the heresy, and the rogue jesuits openly defended here. Salvatore Cordileone, just placed there last month, is their worst nightmare. Same goes for Denver, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Phoenix, new Mexico, Nebraska, Florida. If you were to take a satellite pic you’d likely see swords of light from the Archangel Michael crisscrossing the country from their various locations
    3) Catholics did not turn out in their biggest percentages so the biggest percent were not of ALL Catholics, but of those who voted.
    4) Most Catholics, not to mention AMericans in general, have had ZERO insight into how much of the social substructure, the net that allows those that the government forgets, has been through Catholics in every community. Obamacare will take away almost ALL of that and nobody has ANY inkling of how many of their charities, missions, fundraisers, clinics, emergency relief, will be gone from the map. For example, Catholic charities was quietly and effectively going in to aid NYC and Staten island when red tape (or revenge given that Staten Island is primarily conservative and not Obama friendly) interfered
    5) If ANY of you have been out on the frontlines, taking the MASSIVE media fraud for a very small and NOT recent series of HOMOSEXUAL priest encounters, whlie the PRESENT DAY MASSIVE abuse goes unpunished, please cast your first stone.
    6) Why don’t the rest of us grow a pair ourselves and recognize that this is the only organization presently suing (or leading now some other denominations) the government against the government overreach, while NOT trying to grab as much wealth for itself just in case…?
    7) this is Jesus’s church and those of you who say it ain’t so, show me any other church presently still fundamentally intact to ALL of its initial tradition 2000 years later, since its inception to be exact. If you check out the initial doctrine, the initial sacraments, the initial words, no ‘vote’ or ‘enlightened times’ have poisoned the purity of the message that is love, sacrifice and humility.
    8) Onward Christian soldiers is right. How about staring to SOUND like Christians and resound with charity and sacrifice and commitment to God, hmm??

  • Granny

    Why should the Catholic Church just have to “live with it”? Abortion has ALWAYS been against the beliefs of the Catholic Church – this is nothing new.

    When I was a young woman the town that I lived in had two hospitals – a public hospital and a Catholic hospital. Both of them delivered babies. If you gave birth at the public hospital, then if you got into trouble you could be assured that they would move heaven and earth to save your life, even if it cost the life of your child. If you gave birth at the Catholic hospital, then it was made very clear that their beliefs meant that if you got into trouble they would move heaven and earth to save the life of your child, even at the cost of yours. Women of my generation – and my mother’s and grandmother’s for that matter – were well aware of the consequences of their choice.

    If a substantial number of “catholics” no longer follow the teachings of their church, then that is between them and the church – and can be, BTW, grounds for excommunication. It is not ANY reason, however, for the Church to change its teachings.

  • Buzzy

    Too funny. So the Catholic Bishops say they are going to defy Obama with his mandates that they provide birth control and abortions in their insurance policies to employees. The rest of Obamacare is fine and great because it is social justice for all of the poor who just can’t afford health insurance. It’d be great if the Catholic Bishops came out and apologized to the parish members for supporting not only Obamacare, but redistribution of wealth all along. Don’t hold your breath. How about the Catholic Bishops adopt the teach a man to fish philosophy, and he will eat for life, rather than giving a man a fish who will eat only that day.

  • Jeannie

    5) CLARIFICATION: Present day MASSIVE abuse going on in nearly every segment of society BUT the Catholic church, as in educators, shrinks (who by the way were the self-serving large contingent who helped make an aberration mainstream, largely due to the huge number of homosexual shrinks.) and people in positions of authority and influence and intimidation.

  • retired military

    Maybe they should send a message to the faithful by excommunicating Pelosi, Reid, and Selibus to show Obama they are serious. Nah never happen.

  • retired military

    I meant Pelosi Biden and Selibus.

  • retired military

    I meant Pelosi Biden and Selibus. Also tell Obama that all Catholic hospitals will close in 3 months if Obamacare isnt changed.

  • Beef

    Tough talk is cheap. It sure didn’t seem all that serious when Cardinal Dolan was yukking it up with his buddy Barack at the Al Smith dinner less than one month ago. If past history is any indicator, the Catholic leadership will buckle, and more than half of American Catholics will vote for democrats next election.

  • Elizabeth

    Onward Christian soldiers! I pray our Bishops absolutely do not capitulate, and LEAD!

  • P. Aaron