[Boston's Cardinal O'Malley] Batting for Obama(care)
Catholic News Roundup 07-02-2012
The Archbishop of Boston is praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Obamacare Insurance Mandate.
In his blog … Archbishop Sean Cardinal O’Malley is saluting the decision … claiming U.S. bishops have promoted access to health care as a basic human right for decades … arguing the need for the protection of Obama’s new coercive law.
O’Malley does call for increased religious freedom in the face of the HHS mandate … which forces all employers to include contraception abortion and sterilization in insurance plans … declaring quote … “The Church will continue to pursue these objectives vigorously.”
However … The Cardinal Archbishop’s refusal in May to join a lawsuit fighting the
contraception mandate … representing 43 groups including many dioceses and Catholic colleges across the U.S. … does contradict his statement.
O’Malley’s final thought in the article … his biggest complaint about Obamacare … is how crucial an issue it is for him that immigrants are still unable to receive insurance coverage.
You can read his article [at www.cardinalseansblog.org/2012/06/29/ordaining-six-new-priests-2/ and about it at www.patriotledger.com/blogs/frontpage/x1446668025/Cardinal-OMalley-Health-care-is-a-right ]