How do you think this looks to the watching world? Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has been the front guy, carrying the RC torch and leading the charge against President Obama's HHS Mandate, demanding that it not force the Church to pay for such evils; and in the meantime, it already is!
Forget theology and morality for a moment. Perception matters. Think about this just in terms if "market image." Does this look smart? Does this look like integrity? Does this look like moral high ground? What word comes to mind? "Stupid" may be charitable; but it's much more serious than that, I'm afraid.
If even the normally left-wing U.S. media have been willing to criticize President Obama over the scandals currently rocking the its administration -- the Benghazi cover-up, the IRS crimes, the Department of Justice debacle -- how can the RC media be expected to give the Church a free pass on its contradictions, dissemblings, and looming hypocracies? Why didn't those who knew about these long-standing problems correct them? At the very least, why didn't they immediately come clean and admit them?
Hard questions, I know, though the answers are surprisingly simple. It's just that nobody wishes to face the consequences. Everyone is too deeply invested in the collective corruption to want to go out on a limb for a little word called "truth." What would Jesus say? What would Jesus do?
Here is Michael "Jeremiah" Voris doing what he does best: offending all of us with the inconvenient truth: