The outrage continues following the Obama administration’s announcement last week that most religious organizations would be required to include health coverage for contraception and sterilization. Critics say an exemption is so narrow that most groups would not qualify for it.
This week, Los Angeles Archbishop José Gómez became one of the latest Church leaders to slam the move. In his weekly column in the Los Angeles Archdiocese newspaper The Tidings, Gómez says the government is imposing “a narrow, radically individualistic idea of religion.” The Archbishop called on lay leaders to “step up to their responsibilities for the Church’s mission.”
Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, the President of the U.S. Bishops Conference, has also been vocal in his opposition to the new health care mandate. And, in what turned out to be timely talk at Fordham University’s School of Law, the soon-to-be Cardinal discussed civil law – and the culture of life.
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