Quote For The Day II

"I as a Catholic have absolutely no right in my thinking to foist through legislation or through other means, my doctrine of my church upon others. It is important to note that Catholics do not need the support of the civil law to be faithful to their religious convictions," – Boston’s late Richard Cardinal Cushing, 1965, the man who married John F Kennedy.

I want to reiterate that I understand the concerns of some in the hierarchy about the issue of Catholic-run institutions allowing their non-Catholic and Catholic employees access to contraception. But the spirit of the church I love is not to control the lives of others but to respect their consciences in a pluralistic society and to uphold certain values as examples to follow not as rules to be enforced.