America's Catholic bishops took a "bit of a breather" during the last weeks of the 2012 election campaign, hoping that a defeat of Obama would end the administration's assault on Catholic hospitals and charitable institutions, said Conference of Bishops President Timothy Dolan on Thursday. But now it's time for the bishops to get back to work in defense of principles that cannot and will not be compromised.
Life Site News reported: Video has surfaced of Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, who said the Catholic Church will not obey the pro-abortion HHS mandate the Obama administration put forward. “The only thing we’re certainly prepared to do is not give in — not violate our consciences and not obey what we consider to be something immoral,” Dolan said Tuesday, as LifeNews reported. “That we’re committed on.” “We took a bit of a breather as we waited for Election Day because the results of Election Day could have changed the playing field. It didn’t. So now I think the bishops have taken a deep breath and said, we better to get back to work and decide just what we are going to do,” he said. Saying he remains open to the Obama administration working out an acceptable compromise, he added, “I would say no door is closed, except the door to capitulation.”
Catholic leaders have promised a 100 percent chance civil disobedience if Obama pursues the HHS mandate.