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…about the Obama Administration.
The focus has been on explicitly Catholic institutions, but small businesses owned by Catholics also fall under the mandate. As soon as our teensy weensy newspaper goes from using independent contractors to even a single employee, we will be forced to fund medical insurance for sterilization and abortifacient birth control — against the wishes of the company owner (me). So “resisting the tyrant” is as close as looking at myself in the mirror and deciding not to knuckle under, even with an extra year to come up with excuses.
I doubted you that it would really be ‘a few words’ and I sincerely apologize for so doing. I think you’ve nailed it.
I’ve been reading Scott Hahn’s “The Lamb’s Supper” regarding the relationship between John’s Apocalypse and the Mass. He makes an interesting point about how God’s wrath is a form of mercy in that it sometimes takes complete disaster to free someone, some group or some country from obsessive sins wherein good has become evil and evil become good. Seems to me that that is the fundamental truth of our American culture (babies=evil, selfishness=good) and we’re due a reckoning.
Reminds me a bit of Abraham negotiating with God to spare Sodom and Gomorrah; and then I am reminded that we who have hope of heaven should not despair in the face of God’s judgment but rather rejoice and pray for the salvation of all men.