Cardinal O’Malley Pushes For Contraception Solution

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley is continuing to push to resolve a dispute between the Obama administration and the Catholic church about covering contraception in health care plans.

In a blog post Friday, O’Malley said the question is whether Catholic institutions will be forced to provide coverage for morally objectionable services through their health plans.

O’Malley said he hopes the crisis clarifies religious freedom, which he called the “bedrock of our democracy.”

The Obama administration has said employees of religious-affiliated institutions must be guaranteed reproductive health coverage, including contraception.

Catholic bishops say they shouldn’t be forced to pay for contraception, which the church opposes.

Obama modified the rule to shift the contraceptives’ costs from religious organizations to their insurance plans. But the bishops said that still forces them to subsidize something they consider immoral.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

  • mamom

    The Catholic Church needs to stop…they need to realize that the vast majority of the people who work for organizations affiliated with the church (such as hospitals) are not Catholic and that by making this stance, they are attempting to force their moral values on others.

    • Stephen Rost

      mamom is taking a military stance with the powerless sword of commander and chief.
      The lobbyist tempts justification with the throwing of the grenade explosively disregardiing as to how the gamethrow does even not polish our shield of honor in support of established freedom to remain independently merciful towards finishing the plans of the powerful without the divisive tactics of mercilessly lovestarved warriors that have judgementation that does not even secure freedom from thier own convictions.

      Abortion does not shield the unbirthed — the inaction places a harmful sword to thier throats..
      Chasity is a step of preperation towards the harvest of a fruitful sacrifice of the powerful ~ as to yet unheeded by they that woukld misguide the vainhearted of the powerless.

  • Willow

    Non-Catholics could always opt to not work for these organizations.

  • Ed Hall

    Maybe non-Catholics should just go on strike until the church accepts reality, instead of some bogus made-up stance on sex that has nothing to do with the teachings of Jesus.

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  • massman

    There is no god O’Malley. And how ridiculous to think if there was, that he would be so ignorant, that he’d be against birth control. How stupid can religion get.

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