Saturday, February 11, 2012
Why are those Yanks so different?
It is annoying when other people make a point you intended to make - and make it better! Fr Sean has done it.
All this fuss in the US about the Catholic Church paying for abortions, sterilisations, contraception and so forth, in England the Church has been doing it for years, without a word of protest or a blink of the eye.
Admittedly in our own dear country, first of all the Health Servce was introduced, precisely to fund medical care, only gradually were other things added to the mix, until now the NHS kills babies in the womb and we are on the brink of it killing the old and infirmed.
It is alright though, we are not alone, "Health" Services in the rest of Europe are more-or-less the same.
As Catholics instinctively we support the American Catholic bishops but if we do, then what about our own situation?
What worries the Bishops of the US does not worry our own European Bishops, even those in the Roman Curia who happily sign cheques without a single moral qualm for Health Insurance yet to not do so their brothers across the pond seem willing to go into open rebellion against the Obama regime.
It doesn't worry us or our bishops at all but their action reflects back to us our own lack of moral perception and hardness of heart. Why should something so distasteful in the US be so acceptable in the UK?
Posted by Fr Ray Blake