Monday, March 5, 2012

Cardinal Dolan: Why two ethically repugnant choices are not really choices at all

"some worry that we’ll have to face a decision between two ethically repugnant choices: subsidizing immoral services or no longer offering insurance coverage, a road none of us wants to travel."

Both of these proposed solutions are executed by subcontracting people to take actions we will not take ourselves because we know these actions would deprive us of our salvation.

Hiring other people to do it does not extricate us from the sin. Rather, both of these solutions compounds our accountability to the sin, because we intentionally add another layer of people into the vortex of the sins committed through the abortifacients, sterilizations - etc.

Hiring people to extricate ourselves from an immoral act is carried out by exploiting their ignorance or disordered state of mind, soul.

Maybe this will help:

"some worry that we’ll have to face a decision between two ethically repugnant choices: subsidizing crack pipes or outsource free crack pipe benefits to our employees to a company filled with people don't know any better."

Here's another example: What if this were ethnic cleansing?

Could we subsidize it?

Could we outsource others to do it to our employees?

What Cardinal Dolan needs to realize is, this IS ethnic cleansing - of the poor. It is ethnic cleansing of those who suffer from poverty of mind, spirit, intellect and money.

When you have "choices", you can pick one of them. That's the beauty of the word 'choice'. Subsidizing or outsourcing immoral/unethical services are not "choices" for Catholics.

Here are the choices:

1. We can take it court. We can do a big mother of a class action lawsuit. We can try to get a stay while it plays out.

2. If we can't get a stay or reverse it, we shut down operations of these services.

We don't sell it to them. We don't hand over our assets. We refuse their takeover proposals. We empty the hospitals, hand out pink slips, we board it all up and let it all rip.

These are the choices. There are no others.


susan said...

"...These are the choices. There are no others"

Amen sister.

Louise said...

There is one more choice: Just say no.

No, we will not shut down.

No, we will not sell to a secular concern.

No, we will not pay your fine.

Send your police and national guard. We will meet you on the steps.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you Louise.

Thanks Carol for all the good work you do.


Carol said...

Tom, Thanks much. Thanks too for your thoughts Louise.

I wonder though, if we have too many weak/spineless Bishops and priests to go that route and it will fall ten at a time. Eventually, Barack Hussein can use the fines to haul them into court. These men are not ready to go to jail, IMO. Hope I'm wrong. But all I see in that is seizure. I'm afraid it would make it all too easy for the communists to take it all, without resistance.

Carol said...

Thanks Suzie!!