By Tom Quiner
What is it? It is a “two week period designed to unite the Church in the U.S. in prayer, fasting and catechesis in order to raise awareness of the growing threats against religious liberty.”
This is the second annual Fortnight called by the U.S. Catholic Bishops. It was precipitated by the Obama Government’s HHS Mandate, which kicks in on August 1st.
What is the president saying with his Mandate?
Here is what he is saying: human life is a disease. It must be contained. It is not the fruit of loving relationships. It is the hindrance to your fulfillment, not the source of your fulfillment.
Even more, the president is saying that willful infertility is healthy.
His Mandate is the antithesis of Catholic belief and values.
Do you agree with the Obama Government? You may. Many Americans do.
They have been seduced by the Culture of Self, the culture that says life is all about you.
The implications of this philosophy are very serious when the State imposes their Secular Humanistic religion on other religions, as President Obama is doing to the Catholic Church.
The Obama Government no longer talks about a freedom of religion, they have reduced the First Amendment to a toleration of “freedom to worship.” In other words, the suggestion from this administration is that religion should be kept behind closed doors. There is no public right to interfere with the established state religion, Secular Humanism.
What a corrupt and ugly view Mr. Obama and his people have of life. Human life must be suppressed, they suggest. It is treated like a disease.
They reject with every ounce of their political clout the beautiful ideal that human life is a gift from God. Even more, they are imposing it on people of faith through the brute force of the state they control.
The fundamental building blocks of civil society, marriage and family, have been made wards of the state by this government.
Will Catholics acquiesce?
No. We are fighting back in a rather unorthodox way using the weapons called for in the Fortnight for Freedom, including prayer, fasting, and evangelization.
Practicing Catholics are actively engaged promoting the Gospel of Life against a government that treats human life as if it is contagion.
At the United Nations 1994 Cairo World Conference on Population and Development, a Dutch politician stood up and crudely expressed what has become the operating philosophy of the America Left:
“Let’s stop fooling around here. What we’re talking about is our right to f*** whoever we want, however we want, whenever we want.”
The president is more eloquent than this. His message is the same.
[JOIN the Fortnight for Freedom. Pray, fast, evangelize, reach out to your neighbor and promote religious liberty. It is under attack due to the HHS Mandate.]