…about the Archdiocese of NY cooperating with evil. Terry Nelson writes:
Isn’t that just like lying – to say one thing and to do another? So the Archdiocese pays for health care policies which offer contraception coverage to their Catholic employees – yet they condemn Obamacare as a threat to religious liberty?
The Archdiocese of New York has previously acknowledged that some local Catholic institutions offer health insurance plans that include contraceptive drugs to comply with state law; now, it is also acknowledging that the archdiocese’s own money is used to pay for a union health plan that covers contraception and even abortion for workers at its affiliated nursing homes and clinics.
Saying one thing and doing another can be lying or can be *like* lying. In this case, it’s merely *like* lying (since I’m not aware of them ever *denying* they have these policies). What it is, is hypocrisy. If I say, “I am doing X” but am not doing X, I lie. If I say, “You should do X” but don’t promise to do it myself and instead do the opposite, I am not a liar, but a hypocrite. But that’s pretty cold comfort. At the end of the day, the message of Cdl. Dolan is “American Catholics! You get out there and resist! We’re right behind you as you sacrifice and suffer and fight–but we aren’t going to do any of that stuff ourselves. Instead, we’ll pay for abortions with your tithes.”