Below is an extract from a speech by Bishop David A. Zubik of the Diocese of Pittsburg
Kathleen Sebelius and through her, the Obama administration, have said “To Hell with You” to the Catholic faithful of the United States. •To Hell with your religious beliefs,In Fance Christians have been on the streets:
•To Hell with your religious liberty,
•To Hell with your freedom of conscience.
We’ll give you a year, they are saying, and then you have to knuckle under. As Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops responded, “in effect, the president is saying that we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences.”
In England characteristicly we tend to discuss things in London Clubs or Westminster committee rooms, perhaps we are too enamoured by the Establishment to openly confront it, as happened over adoption agencies. Though, over one scrap a decade or two ago a auxilliary bishop did say to me, "Well, the Government should always knows we could close our schools". I think he was an exception, he is now deceased.
A question: how militant can we legitimately get?