President Barack Obama’s policies “have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization,” Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the highest court at the Vatican, said in a recent interview.
Cardinal Burke added that Obama wants to restrict religious freedom and force the individuals, outside of his or her place of worship, “to act against his rightly-formed conscience, even in the most serious of moral questions.”
In an interview first published in Polish in Polonia Christiana magazine and republished exclusively in English at LifeSite News, Cardinal Burke, the former archbishop of St. Louis, was asked about President Obama’s policies towards Christian civilization and if there are any “Catholic reactions against this policy? If yes, what are they, [or] if not, why?”
Cardinal Burke, who heads the Apostolic Signatura, the highest court at the Vatican, said: “It is true that the policies of the president of the United States of America have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization. He appears to be a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policies.”
“Now he [Obama] wants to restrict the exercise of the freedom of religion to freedom of worship; that is, he holds that one is free to act according to his conscience within the confines of his place of worship but that, once the person leaves the place of worship, the government can constrain him to act against his rightly-formed conscience, even in the most serious of moral questions,” said Cardinal Burke.
He continued, “Such policies would have been unimaginable in the United States even 40 years ago. It is true that many faithful Catholics, with strong and clear leadership from their Bishops and priests, are reacting against the ever-growing religious persecution in the U.S.”
“Sadly, one has the impression that a large part of the population is not fully aware of what is taking place,” said the cardinal. “In a democracy, such a lack of awareness is deadly. It leads to the loss of the freedom, which a democratic government exists to protect. It is my hope that more and more of my fellow citizens, as they realize what is happening, will insist on electing leaders who respect the truth of the moral law as it is respected in the founding principles of our nation.”
As CNSNews.com has reported, the Catholic bishops of the United States have stated that the Obamacare mandate requiring individuals (and businesses) to carry health insurance that offers contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs without co-payments is an “unjust and illegal mandate.”
They have also declared the mandate a “violation of personal civil rights,” and that it should be “rescinded.”
Catholic Bishops ‘Stand United’ to ‘Resist’ Obamacare Rule That Violates Religious Liberty
U.S. Catholic bishops. (AP)
“The mandate continues to represent an unprecedented (and now sustained) violation of religious liberty by the federal government,” said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
“As applied to individuals and organizations with a religious objection to contraceptive coverage, the mandate violates the First Amendment,” they said.
In a 2012 letter on the issue, sent to parishes across the country to be read at Sunday Mass, the bishops said, “We cannot – we will not – comply with this unjust law.”
So far, 94 lawsuits have been filed against the Obamacare mandate and the Department of Health and Human Services, by a variety of plaintiffs. In several dozen of those lawsuits, the courts have granted the plaintiffs an injunction, meaning they do not have to comply with the mandate as their case moves through the courts. Some of those cases are headed to the Supreme Court.
Many of you may know that former Navy Seal, Wood asked three times to leave the ANNEX a mile away and help the Lybian Embassy folks under seige…but was told to STAND DOWN each time. However; he disobeyed orders and took some comrades to the Lybian embassy and rescued 30 people and even retrived the body of the assistant to Stevens, a Mr. Smith . They returned to the ANNEX and used lasers to spot the mortar attackers and waited for airplanes to zap them. No one came and he and others lost their lives.
It is interesting to note that ‘the mob’ who was ramsacking the place after the attack found Ambassador Stevens and took him to the hospital where by then he had died. Suppose the terrorist would have gotten his body? President Obama, “You got luckier than you’ll ever know!”
I saw a clip of the father of Wood being interviewed last night and he stated that Obama said he was sorry but never looked him in the eye but even worse, Hillary Clinton told him that they would track down the VIDEO PRODUCER AND PROSECUTE HIM; all three knowing that it was a terrorist attack all along and the video had nothing to do with it.
A DJ at a Denver radio station asked Obama twice if he, Obama denied help to the embassy? He failed to answer both times saying that it had nothing to do with the election and just rambled on with his usual talking points. At the 3rd debate Obama replied emphatically that he had called it a terrorist attack in the Rose Garden which turned out to be a whopper. If he did why did he tell his press secretary, Jay Carney to go out and lie to America for the next several days and Obamba himself on the View, at the UN and he and Hillary’s 70,000 dollar ad to Pakistan still stuck with the VIDEO STORY.
“Mr. President you got some ‘splainin’ to do!”
It appears that the ‘buck should stop’ with President Obama but there are more stories foating around than the tower building in Little Rock.