August 5, 2012
Are US Bishops Doing A Mexican Hat Dance?
If you want to know what the Catholic bishops are going to do about the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare that went into effect August 1st, then you may first have to know what they are going to do about illegal immigration to the United States from Mexico. This is so because the same theology and Bible that teaches the Catholic Church to oppose contraception also teaches the Church to oppose illegal immigration. In short, the US Bishops can't oppose one without opposing the other. Nevertheless, reality and politics in the United States have put Church leaders in a situation where they must confront a contradiction: How can they oppose ObamaCare while at the same time filling aging US parishes with illegal Mexicans? Many pundits have decried the "pact with the devil" the Catholic Church made with the Democratic Party in the health care debate. I prefer to call it a dance more that a pact, yet this dance isn't the most significant dance the US Bishops are doing. The dance that started...(Read Full Post)