Bishops rebuke Biden on contraception
Father Jonathan Morris sounds off
- Duration 4:18
- Date Oct 14, 2012
Father Jonathan Morris sounds off
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Catholic bishops across the country firing back at vice president Joseph Biden for these claims he made.
Thursday nice to be.
Let -- make it absolutely clear.
No religious institution Catholic or otherwise.
Including -- social services Georgetown hospital mercy any hospital.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- None has to pay for contraception and none has to be -- vehicle to get contraception.
In any insurance policy -- -- that is a fact.
That is a fact.
So -- fact or is it Malarkey.
Let's ask Fox News religious choice of words Jonathan Morris father and I sustained one.
Good morning not much has been made about those comments of course and immediately people so -- a second.
There are a number of lawsuits.
Being filed against the Obama administration as it relates to this very issue why would -- be filing lawsuits if none of this were true -- jurors.
While Paul Ryan actually made that point and before he was interrupted but what -- what we're seeing here is.
A strategy a plan a decision to go into a debate and say is something that everyone who looks at the facts were.
Would say this is not true.
And we we heard the emphatic statement there by the vice president saying.
This is a fact this is a fact and -- to.
It's not true how will out and -- churches or institutions hospitals.
Have to pay for when he -- they will -- let let me let me read what the bishops of the United States -- the US conference of Catholic bishops.
-- who measure their words very carefully listen to what they said.
Right after he said that -- they say this is not a fact this is the response the HEH -- HHS mandate contains a narrow four part exemption for certain religious employers.
That exemption would -- final in February.
And does not extended to quote Catholic social services Georgetown hospital mercy house for any hospital the very examples -- he gave it said.
It will not affect them in fact it does.
They gone to say or any other religious charity that offers its services to all.
Regardless of the date of those served -- -- so I'm satisfied either religious colleges and universities here so does that -- back up the fight I mean there's already thirty plus court cases.
Lawsuits against this mandate does it why would you why would you have any I would Archdiocese of New York why would Notre Dame university who invited the president to speak there.
Why would they be suing the federal government over something that really action will not affect them.
This is this is a case not so much of a debate over -- adjustment mandate but it's a case of what are you willing to say as a politician that isn't true.
Simply to serve your strategic purposes -- it fat.
Fact checkers would say sorry.
Vice President Biden you're either woefully ignorant about it or you're just telling -- bold -- lie.
This week after the debate we're gonna have -- -- the Al Smith dinner which is where both sides will come together cardinal Dolan will be there President Obama and governor Romney will be there.
It'll sort of break bread and have a fun time I'll be telling jokes it'll be sort of like this correspondent's dinners do you expect any controversy -- to pop up during that dinner will.
Most definitely forceful cartoon balloon has been widely -- On both sides of the issues for his decision.
Both sides of the political.
Spectrum up for his decision to invite them this is a long tradition that it's inviting them to eat dinner.
Cardinal has been very clear that.
By suing the federal government he's in major disagreement with the president Lotta people said well that how can you eat with him what he said is I will eat.
Or betray you with any one.
And I would be very clear -- what I stand for so yes some people are going to say you shouldn't be getting a picture with him what he said is there is a place.
In politics and is a place in society.
For being kind to each other even with those that I disagree -- If more people together it might mean.
I am sick how talks about when manager both sides used to come together better than I did years they disagree on Capitol Hill and -- -- go out for a beer and they got more -- during those years all right father I -- thinks that's about it Sunday.