Cardinal Dolan said, “The White House seems to think we bishops simply do not know or understand Catholic teaching and so, taking a cue from its own definition of religious freedom, now has nominated its own handpicked official Catholic teachers“We have made it clear in no uncertain terms to the government that we are not at peace with its invasive attempt to curtail the religious freedom we cherish as Catholics and Americans,” the archbishop of New York wrote in a public letter to the Catholic bishops last Friday. “We did not ask for this fight, but we will not run from it.”
What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object - like the Church's position on conscience? For one, no one ever said that Obama is an unstoppable force. He can be stopped - even if he becomes a dictator. So, in the case of the HHS mandate, Obama will lose - plain and simple. The Church is a Rock; Obama is only Barrack.
St. Thomas Aquinas was called the "dumb ox" because of his taciturn ways and huge build and until now his theology, the synthesis of Aristotelian philosophy and Catholic faith, is still solid even if it is ~500 years old. Today, Barrack Obama has his theology too - about rubbers and killing infants. I wonder what would be a nice name for him? His theology is not worth diddly squat but it's good for a comic relief.