…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.”
It’s a good thing I’m not a Catholic due to the awesomeness of bishops. I’m a Catholic due to the awesomeness of Jesus Christ. As one of my readers put it, Catholics generally assume that one out of twelve bishops will hand Jesus over to be murdered, one will deny him, nine will abandon him, and only one will show up at the foot of the cross while not having a clue about his Resurrection even when he’s standing in the mouth of the empty tomb staring at his empty graveclothes. Apostles and their successors are not chosen for their holiness because no Catholic is chosen for his holiness. However, we hope they like we will eventually become holy because they were chosen–hopefully. Meanwhile, the Church continues to do its best to nuke itself. You can only shake your head and soldier on.