Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Calm of Reason

I am not a Catholic for many reasons, but I am a firm supporter of their fight to defend their right to religious conscience from the heavy hand of President Obama's Health and Human Services dictates. You can't help but be impressed with the calm and reason of this group of Michigan Catholic bishops who explain why 43 Catholic church and ministry organizations have filed suit against the HHS. These men are not speaking from a teleprompter but from the mind and heart. Something tells me that president Obama, in a dialogue with men like this, would not be able to defend his turf. If there are many reasons to critique the historical Catholic church, there are many as well to applaud their rigorous use of reason and their faith in revelation. (I would not want to be in a mind-wrestling contest with anyone whose name was followed by the initials "S.J."—or arm-wrestling, for that matter.) I can't help but believe that Obama will lose this challenge when it reaches the courts.

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