Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sen. Mark Rubio Submits Religious Liberty Bill

Senator Marco Rubio introduced legislation today to repeal the Obama administration’s mandate requiring healthcare plans to cover abortifacients, contraception and sterilization.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:

The Catholic community will be delighted to learn of the courage shown by Sen. Marco Rubio in seeking to combat the Obama administration’s unprecedented assault on religious liberty. If the administration were to get its way, Catholic non-profit institutions would be forced to carry healthcare services that the Church deems immoral. What’s at stake is the First Amendment right to religious liberty, and nothing goes to the heart of this civil liberty more than conscience rights.

The Catholic League appreciates the incredible support we are receiving from people of all faiths, as well as from some agnostics and atheists. We pledge to them that we will support our bishops in pursuing every legitimate remedy to this outrageous threat to religious liberty. Sen. Rubio has properly titled his bill the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012.”


  1. AT the same time, why are the priests and bishops not preventing people like Kathleen Sebelius, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and the like from receiving communion? I know we are to forgive them, for they OBVIOUSLY do not know what they do, but what else can we do to stop them from destroying the very Church we love?

  2. Hear, hear!

    Forgiveness is the carrot, but they need the "stick" of discipline for encouragement as well.
    And THESE are the type of Catholics (faithless Catholics) whom Obama has been leveraging against the Church. Discipline in the Church is like punishment in society: a protection of the adherence to Christian orthodoxy.
    Knock these PUBLICLY (not privately, PUBLICLY) disobedience Catholics (heretics, apostates and schismatics (they are building a "newchurch!")) on their duffs and some clarity and teeth will be brought to the faith.
    Who wants wonder bread when you can have whole-grain?!

  3. Kathleen Sebelius' bishop HAS already told her not to present herself for Holy Communion and Cardinal Wuerl sais he would honor her bishops's request when she is in DC.