Catholic bishops say fight with Obama is over freedom of religion
Mitchell LandsbergATLANTA — Stung by criticism that they are engaging in partisan attacks in a presidential campaign, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops insisted Wednesday that their fight with President Obama has nothing to do with party politics or contraception, and everything to do with what they see as a fundamental assault on religious liberty.
The bishops did not shrink from attacking the administration in a dispute that has become their signature issue, one involving what Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton called "the most serious intrusion of government that we have ever experienced."
One speaker at the annual spring meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops went so far as to compare the situation confronting the American church to the one that faced Thomas More, the Catholic saint who was beheaded in the 16th century for refusing to accept the supremacy of the English king over the pope.
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"Catholic bishops say fight with Obama is over freedom of religion", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2012. Consulté le 02/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/catholic-bishops-say-fight-with-obama-is-over-freedom-of-religion