Saturday, February 11, 2012

Abp. Dolan to Obama:Don't Intrude on Church Life; Boehner: Obama Reverses Church Rule or House Will

The Washington Times website reports today (February 11, 2012) that New York Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan said this week: "The federal government should do what it has traditionally done since July 4, 1776; namely, back out of intruding into the internal life of a church."

Dolan made the comment in reference to President Barack Obama's recent ruling to force Catholic institutions to pay for birth control, the morning-after pill, and other services to people who work for them.

Dolan received the support of House Speaker John Boehner, who said either Obama reverses the policy or the House will.

"The federal government has drifted dangerously beyond its constitutional boundaries. The attack by the federal government on religious freedom in our country must not stand and will not stand," Boehner said.