George A. Sprecace M.D., J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy Associates of New London, P.C.
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WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

The following is a clinical evaluation of a sick organization, including symptoms and signs, diagnoses and proposed treatment.  It is performed, with a heavy heart, by a seven decades-long staunch member of the Roman Catholic Faith and usually a loyal supporter of the Catholic Church.  The latter support has at times included prescribing a dose of salts.

Our Bishops can rehabilitate themselves.  In Connecticut and elsewhere, they can refuse to have Catholic hospitals abide by the law regarding requiring the prescription of the abortifacient Plan B without an ovulation test.  They can mount a nationwide, State-by-State effort to pass Personhood amendments defining human life as beginning at the moment of conception.  They can inform and mobilize Catholics throughout the country regarding the importance of any new nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court by the new pro-abortion President-Elect.  They can inform and mobilize all Catholics to block with all peaceful means passage of the pending Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) now wending its way through Congress with a promise by President-Elect Obama to sign it.  And they can immediately exert all of their efforts, through every parish in the country, to urge the Bush administration in its final days to promulgate a Provider Conscience Rule through the Department of Health and Human Services. None of this can adversely affect their charitable tax status, as they purport to fear, as being the legitimate exercise of our rights as citizens to petition our government under the 1st, 5th and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. 

This is a Call to Arms, if there ever was one.   Will our Bishops discharge their leadership responsibilities?  Or will the Laity have to show them the way? 

Hopefully offered,
George A. Sprecace, M.D, J.D.

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