U.S. bishops right in taking stand
I applaud the various bishops in America for vocally standing up for our faith, and in defiance of the recent ruling by the Obama administration regarding exemptions from providing health care coverage for contraception and sterilization.
But, honestly, what did we expect from this president, who was very clear where he stands regarding protection of human life? American Catholics know that we get what we vote for, and we deserve what we get.
St. Michael, St. Michael
Rich-poor gap shows politics at its worst
In the Feb. 16 edition the article “Is the rich-poor gap widening?” — and especially the accompanying chart — is revealing and also very scary. It glaringly highlights that the propaganda machine of the White House is busy and unfortunately working. For the last three years the present administration has inundated us with what they call “data” that purports the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer.
It jumps out at you in the chart. Bear in mind that Obama took office in 2009. In the “all” category of those who feel the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer, between 2009 and 2011 there was an increase of 19 percent who said they felt strong or very strongly that that is the case. The increase in the “white” category was 22 percent and in the “independent” category the increase is 23 percent. These extremely high increases just happen to be targeted voters in the 2012 presidential election.
I hope people aren’t so naïve as to think increases like that just happen. It has been, and will continue to be a constant drumbeat out of Washington that this is a newly generated problem and that only this White House can correct it. This is the lowest form of politics and class warfare imaginable. Our country is in big trouble. Not only are our values as citizens being undermined and weakened, so is our religion. We must get it right this time.