Dear Fr. Z,
The Lord’s peace. You are going to be one of the first to hear about this. Nothing like this in the history of the US has ever been proposed as far as I know.
Yesterday, Connecticut Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut State Legislature
introduced bill #1098/2009 that directly attacks the Roman Catholic Church (please see attached copy of it). Should it pass, the bishop and pastors will be deprived of any administrative, financial and legal power over their parishes.
The bishops of CT are trying to rally the troops this weekend. I think your readers, and Catholics all over the US should be concerned.
Fr. Greg J. Markey
Here's the legislation:
This sounds like a power play reply to the USCCB's threat to close down Catholic Hospitals rather than have their doctors forced to perform abortions if the HHS Conscience Protection Regulation is overturned or if the FOCA passes, both promises made by Comrade Chancellor Sotero.
His team has been hand picked and now this is open hostility is the first volley fired in what amounts to be war against the Catholic Church by this current administration. Well, we've been hand-picked by the Holy Spirit and we need to mobilize EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE to take action against this in every possible way. I don't want to hear anyone crying "I'm not a Catholic" or worse speaking against the church because it's only a matter of time until this affects every single church in America until every religion is nationalized. Click on the above picture.
Please pray for the Bishops and all the faithful in Connecticut.
May God grant us the strength and courage to face the enemy in the coming battle.