posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 12:21 PM
1. The crux of the matter is that the Catholic Church and its congregation HAD FORGOTTEN that they are living in USA, and not in some Vatican Catholic
USA is a SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, that abides by freedom of worship, NOT JUST for the Catholics, but for a broad range of beliefs. If the
Catholics believe that their dogma is worthy of being incorporated into the laws of the land, then it MUST CONVINCE the MAJORITY of americans that
Catholicism is right and ALL OTHER religions and beliefs are wrong, and turn USA into a Catholic land, the way King Phillip of Spain in the 16th
century tried to force England to be.
2. 'Pay unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and pay unto that which belongs to the Kingdom of Heaven' so said the Messiah.
Did the israelites had any love for brutal Rome? None. But the Messiah did not preach rebellion. He taught civilisation progress to all whom loved our
Creator - peaceful co-existance, with love, logic and reason being the central theme to achieve progress. He even rebuke Peter for buying a sword to
protect him on his last day on Earth as a free man before being betrayed.
The Healthcare benefits is part and parcel of the tax programme for employers. Such tax is applied across the board, to every one that seeks to share
the space of USA. USA is not brutal Rome whom robbed its citizens. The Healthcare initiative is a benefit and a choice to americans regardless of
creed or religion through the use of shared wealth from taxes collected secularly.
Yet again, the Catholic Church had made this error of judgement with its attack upon the secular Constitution, and had caused not only friction to the
other religious groups, but confusion as well as to the american Catholic faithfuls.
3. It is a noble deed if the Catholic Church wishes to embark on creating hospitals and colleges for ALL poor americans regardless of religion.
However, it must have its own necessary funds to set up such charitable institutions and not rely on secular taxpayers funding, or it can no longer be
called a Private Charity organisation in any sense.
Worse if it intends to use secular funds meant for all americans, but practices discrimination when it is applied to those in need whom may not
profess to the dogmas of the Catholic Church.
4. Let not the pro or against Abortion issue, or politics play a part in the religious affairs of congregations or be made use of by anyone. Religion
is a personal issue which rest in private domain, while affairs of the state are societal issues that lays within the shared secular public domain.