“In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, Barack Obama – with his radical, pro- abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path.
“Now things have come to such a pass in America that this is a battle that we could lose, but before the awesome judgment seat of Almighty God this is not a war where any believing Catholic may remain neutral.
“This fall, every practicing Catholic must vote, and must vote their Catholic consciences, or by the following fall our Catholic schools, our Catholic hospitals, our Catholic Newman Centers, all our public ministries -- only excepting our church buildings – could easily be shut down. Because no Catholic institution, under any circumstance, can ever cooperate with the instrinsic evil of killing innocent human life in the womb.
“No Catholic ministry – and yes, Mr. President, for Catholics our schools and hospitals are ministries – can remain faithful to the Lordship of the Risen Christ and to his glorious Gospel of Life if they are forced to pay for abortions.”
Monday, June 11, 2012
Peoria bishop pulls out all stops, draws line
"Full text of Bishop Jenky's homily at men's march and Mass" (The Catholic Post, June 10, 2012). Excerpts: