Gee I wish I could follow the link she gives, but it just goes back to the main Corner page.
Until I can do that I will just have to wonder about what a Roman Catholic cardinal has to say about hurting poor children.
Okay, the previous link was simply http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/
K-Lo has apparently found out there was a problem and adjusted the link to http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/304189/its-about-kids-not-contraception-kathryn-jean-lopez
Which just gets you back to that same post.
OH THE SUSPENSE.
THEY'RE NOT GONNA FIGURE IT OUT UPDATE!
The story's here. The lead-off quote:
"I am always perplexed when I see a discussion of this business. Surely, surely, the truth should outweigh political preference.”Says the man who eats the flesh of his God every Sunday.
High on the list of potential victims are schoolchildren being served by the Catholic Church in the backyard of the federal government. “We have nearly 100 schools educating nearly 28,000 kids,” the cardinal says. In “the poorest part of the District of Columbia, we have 800 kids who simply need help getting an education.” Among the choices the Church will face if the Health and Human Services mandate goes into effect is preemptively closing the doors to those children — or being forced to do so as fines for noncompliance mount. At that point, these children “would be thrown back into those failing D.C. schools,” the cardinal says. “We’re giving them a chance.”Good play! The children are your pawns! THAT lets you know who's a loving God, I tell you what.
Listing the saints whose feast days fall on the liturgical calendar during the Fortnight — Saint Thomas More and Saint John Fisher on June 21, John the Baptist on the 24th, Saints Peter and Paul on the 29th, and the Roman martyrs of the first century on the 30th — he emphasizes that “people who suffer for their faith weren’t all centuries ago. All you have to do is look around — Spain, Mexico, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania . . . In our lifetimes, people died rather than give up their religious faith, rather than violate their consciences.”Not too many people know of the "throw them to the lions" clause Bill Ayers ghostwrote into the health-care plan, BUT IT'S THERE.
Asked how a narrative painting Catholic bishops as waging a partisan political campaign or a “war on women” can gain any traction, Cardinal Wuerl wonders if it isn’t simply “that old principle” at work: “If you say something often enough, people will start to believe you. If you say it over and over again, there are going to be some who say, ‘I guess that’s the case.’"Do tell, corpse-eater, do tell.