Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Imposing beliefs and values? Yes, but who's doing the imposing?

God love Fr. Barron. He pulls the curtain from the tired narrative of Catholics "imposing their beliefs" on society and shows that in the recently confirmed Health and Human Services mandate, even while the rhetoric claims that "the Church" is imposing its values on others, the story is quite the other way around. (You get the sense from that word "mandate," don't you?) It is "liberal totalitarianism" imposing its agenda, universally and at others' expense.

If you feel bewildered by all the talk about the HHS mandate, this video would be a good place to start to get a sense of what it is and what it means:

Here is a visual summary of the statements by various Catholic bishops on the issue, courtesy of @prolixpatriot and CatholicVote


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