Cardinal Dolan discusses tension between the White House and church
The following is the “The Gospel in the Digital Age,” the March 1 blog of Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, archbishop of New York, who is also president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Over the last six months or so, the Catholic Church in the United States has found itself in some tension with the executive branch of the federal government over a very grave issue: religious freedom. Can a government bureau, in this case the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), define for us or any faith community what is ministry and how it can be exercised? Can government also coerce the church to violate its conscience? Read more »