Students getting signs to pray the Rosary as a protest and information concerning Heath and Human Services Policies
We don’t always agree with the Roman Church – there was this thing called the Reformation you know but….. They say politics makes strange bedfellows………….
When Pope Benedict XVI met with bishops in Washington, D.C., during a visit to the United States in 2008, he posed a question:
“Is it consistent to profess our beliefs in church on Sunday, and then during the week to promote business practices or medical procedures contrary to those beliefs?”
The question — and his answer — were prophetic.
“Any tendency to treat religion as a private matter must be resisted,” he said to the bishops. “Only when their faith permeates every aspect of their lives do Christians become truly open to the transforming power of the Gospel.”
Since the pope’s visit, the issue of religion in the public sphere has emerged as a topic of great importance. The bishops have been very outspoken about the threats to religious freedom in this country — most notably the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that requires almost all private health plans to provide coverage for contraception, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilizations. So said LISA JOHNSTON | firstname.lastname@example.org
Now of course if you watched the debates you might remember that one candidate said that it is a “fact that the above paragraph will not happen. Well if that is a “fact” why is the Missouri Synod, the Catholic church in America and any nimber of other groups sueing the DHHS in court as we speak.
When you hear the word “fact” in this election you might want to look a bit deeper, question a little harder and pray and little more fervently. Then you might want to remember the mystery that you had proclaimed to you this Sunday – that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself – and let that truth permeate all that you do and say.