Tell the White House that the Catholic Church will not back down. We will not be silenced.
Director, Respect Life Office
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Was it Marcus Plieninger's intent to imply that Ronnie Polaneczky's failure to support a cover-up - or to keep quiet about these alleged and confirmed abusive crimes within the Catholic hierarchy - is anti-Catholic?
These perpetrators are deserving of nothing more, in my opinion, than passage into the deepest, darkest depths of hell, through unprotected release, into a maximum-security prison population.
So, Mr. Plieninger, are you getting it now that the symbolic removal of pictures from a piano, the purging of good memories and the calling into question of Cardinal Bevilacqua's integrity are only the start of a healing process to remove the pain and shame?
There is a mind-set in this country that power, which can be intoxicating, carries with it exemption from punishment, with tolerance and acceptance due to some professional contribution, reputation or lineage.
Enough is enough.
David James Pride
What "war on contraception"? What a joke. The Catholic Church isn't "imposing" a single thing; its employees are free to use artificial contraception on their own time, and on their own dime, and many do. This mandate, however, would force Catholic employers to provide it for them, which would violate their rights.
Once again, we see this entitlement mentality that suggests that people are somehow losing their rights if someone else refuses to fund what it is they want to do or use. If getting employer-funded contraception is that important to you, find a job that will provide it. Plenty of us will be happy to fill the positions you vacate.