Cardinal Timothy Dolan had strong words -- "strangling," "straight-jacketing," "handcuffing," "choking" -- about White House policy during an interview on CBS This Morning:
From CBS News:
The spat between Catholic leaders and the Obama administration over its contraception policies is heating up again, with one of the nation's most prominent Catholic leaders charging that the White House is "strangling" the church over the matter.Continue reading HERE.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan told "CBS This Morning" Tuesday that the compromise reached earlier this year is not sufficient because the exemptions made for churches are too restrictive.
"They tell us if you're really going be considered a church, if you're going to be really exempt from these demands of the government, well, you have to propagate your Catholic faith and everything you do, you can serve only Catholics and employ only Catholics," Dolan said.
"We're like, wait a minute, when did the government get in the business of defining for us the extent of our ministry," Dolan said.
More than 40 Catholic organizations sued the Obama administration Monday over a government requirement that most employers provide birth control coverage as part of their employee health plans.