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I don't want to act like I'm judging the president I don't know there are those who tell me that I was misled.
There are those who tell me that you simply misunderstood.
They haven't backed off and you have a number of options that you can challenge however.
The church basically is in a position.
Now of promoting.
An unpopular concept.
Ban of contraception.
You're right on target it's a tough battle because of that in our opponents very shrewd because they've chosen an issue that they know we don't we're not very popular on.
And that's why bill we have to be.
We have to be very vigorous in insisting.
That this is not about contraception it's about religious freedom and I don't wanna judge people but I think there would be -- drift.
In the administration.
That this is a good issue and if we can divide the Catholic community because it's already divided.
And if one can caricature of the bishops as being hopelessly out of touch.
These bullies who were trying to achieve judicially and legislatively.
What they've done but unable to achieve with because their moral integrity has been compromised recently.
There's that force out there trying to caricature us.
But we can't back down from this fight because it's about religious freedom it's close to the very heart -- -- idea.
Of what the democratic enterprise -- we know and love this the United States of America is all about.
Does the Catholic Church want to be a player in American politics.
He had -- -- well the Catholic Church once -- people -- -- -- player in American politics or 20% of the -- of the population the United States -- Catholics say and the Catholic Church through that -- You -- once to have wants to -- -- say in the direction of our beloved country.
To think that there's a Berlin Wall between one's religious convictions and once political look.
Activity is crazy it's ludicrous it's not only non Catholic non Christian -- biblical.
It's also on American.
Because it is -- your better story that I am bill.
You know that every great movement in in American history is he's been driven by people of religious conviction.
And if we.
Duct tape to churches and just not talk about the Catholic Church if we duct tape the role of religion and the churches and morally convince people in the marketplace.
That's gonna lead to a huge deficit the huge polite and there are many people who want to fill it up.
Mainly a new religion called secularism okay which which would be is doctrinaire and would consider itself is infallible.
As they caricature the other religions doing.
So the that is to -- -- to see that morally driven religiously convinced people want to exercise their political responsibility.
I think that is not only at the heart of biblical religion it's at the heart of the America.
Enterprise wanna I wanna get it one more thing for let's go it's.
That you said the religion of secularism.
So that's basically the Catholic church and other faith based people other religions against the American media and entertainment industry.
And that's how I see -- the American press very secular would you -- -- okay.
And the entertainment industry.
Pounding secular radio all day long so you find yourself on the defensive.
Right just as you are in the in and now in the intrusion by the Obama administration -- -- how you operate your -- Prior to that -- there was a remarkable unanimity among Catholics.
This is time for the church to stand up.
This is an unwarranted radical unprecedented intrusion in the life of the church we can't -- there's Americans which you think you might be denied that could be uniting now that his.
That's been fractured a bit since February Ted because there were some who say okay now the administration has seen our point we can back off we bishops don't think we can't.
But I'm wondering if this is the issue that'll bring us together maybe.
Would you say to American Catholics don't -- for President Obama based upon this intrusion.
Would you say that I wouldn't say that I I would never myself say don't vote.
Against or don't vote for a particular candidate for what it's counterproductive.
I'd probably be doing the opponent a big favorite if I would because even our even even very faithful Catholics bill.
-- like their bishops or priests telling them how to vote.
Person -- even on a particular issue.
They like this to speak about principle they like this to get clear and Cogent and compelling -- don't like is to -- very personal.
So I would I wouldn't say that --
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