Catholic bishops clash with feds over...

Catholic bishops clash with feds over religious freedom, funding

There are 30 comments on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story from Dec 29, 2011, titled Catholic bishops clash with feds over religious freedom, funding. In it, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that:

Catholic Charities in Illinois has served for more than 40 years as a major link in the state's social service network for poor and neglected children.

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“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#21 Dec 29, 2011
"Freedom of Religion" means exactly what it says -- you are free to practice any religion of your choice ... in the privacy of your own home or in your own church, but not necessarily in public where some of your religious practices may clash with local laws.

Let's face it: the are some weird religions out there, with very weird practices. For example, if your religion requires animal sacrifices, and health ordinances of the town you live in do not allow anyone to slaughter animals without a license and without meeting health requirements, then 'freedom of religion' does not mean you can insist on slaughtering a sheep in the public square! Surely, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that!

But somehow when it comes to homosexuality -- evidently the most serious sin in the eyes of many religions -- then they want all the rules to be waived. Sorry, it doesn't work that way.

Since: Jan 10

Las Vegas, NV

#23 Dec 29, 2011
Historically, Jesus taught that all people are supposed to give. ALL people: rich and poor alike. He also taught that end of suffering is the #1 goal of humanity. That suffering is caused by material good. Live a simple life not dependent on material good. If you have nothing, be happy with that. He also taught that the end of suffering is a personal responsibility.

It is also historical fact that Confucius, The Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad all said that.
Whatever

Ava, MO

#24 Dec 30, 2011
Bokushi wrote:
2 Peter 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Whatever

Ava, MO

#25 Dec 30, 2011
Umninimuzi wrote:
But somehow when it comes to homosexuality -- evidently the most serious sin in the eyes of many religions -- then they want all the rules to be waived. Sorry, it doesn't work that way.
It s not only sin but abomination, a curse to any Nation that embraces it. The Founding Fathers deplored it but that is never mentioned by those who expect America to embrace such evil.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#26 Dec 30, 2011
Hate to burst your bubble of ignorance but Washingtons most trusted advisor in the Revolutionary War was a homosexual and was greatly honored by our nations founders. His writings were used by our militAry for GeneratIons.
Whatever wrote:
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It s not only sin but abomination, a curse to any Nation that embraces it. The Founding Fathers deplored it but that is never mentioned by those who expect America to embrace such evil.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#27 Dec 30, 2011
Whatever wrote:
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It s not only sin but abomination, a curse to any Nation that embraces it. The Founding Fathers deplored it but that is never mentioned by those who expect America to embrace such evil.
Yes, it is an abomination on the same order as eating port or shellfish. Oooooh SOOO SCARY!

Since: Apr 09

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#28 Dec 30, 2011
Whatever wrote:
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It s not only sin but abomination, a curse to any Nation that embraces it. The Founding Fathers deplored it but that is never mentioned by those who expect America to embrace such evil.
Oh lookie! Fred Phelps got a computer for Christmas!
RALPH

Bloomingdale, IN

#29 Dec 30, 2011
Do without Federal funding, and keep your doors open. They help feed the poor, and help with medication for the poor. They also distrubute foodstuffs to other food pantries. Helping the poor was not to be the work of government, it was to be privately funded. Get off of the Federal breast and support yourselves.

Since: Mar 09

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#30 Dec 30, 2011
Whatever wrote:
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Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
What was "this cause" ?

The validity of THAT determines the validity of what follows.
Dayle

United States

#34 Dec 30, 2011
RALPH wrote:
Do without Federal funding, and keep your doors open. They help feed the poor, and help with medication for the poor. They also distrubute foodstuffs to other food pantries. Helping the poor was not to be the work of government, it was to be privately funded. Get off of the Federal breast and support yourselves.
That is what they'd do if they were really who they say they are. But face it business is business, and the Catholics are in the business of making money and promoting discrimination.

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