Some bishops question Obamacare

Eric Gorski of the Associated Press writes:

U.S. Roman Catholic bishops have taken a consistent line on a health care overhaul: It’s vital, but they cannot support proposals that go too far in covering abortion and not far enough in protecting health workers who don’t want to provide that procedure.

Now, at least a half-dozen bishops have gone beyond that position, some of them using hard-hitting terms such as “socialization” and “monopolization” to launch a broader critique of big government.

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, and Bishops Walker Nickless of Sioux City, Iowa, Thomas Doran of Rockford, Ill., and Samuel Aquila of Fargo, N.D. are “[a]mong the bishops who have written columns, commentaries or pastoral letters including comments about excessive government control of health care” according to the article.

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One Response to Some bishops question Obamacare

  1. The American Papist blog is maintaining a running tally of the number of bishops making statements against Obamacare (37 so far):
    http://www.americanpapist.com/2009/09/list-bishops-against-obamacare.html

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