As President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, the bishops of the United States issued a statement reemphasizing their opposition to the “profoundly flawed” legislation despite “whatever good this law achieves or intends.”
Wisconsin bishop chastises CHA, Network for dissent on health care
Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin, has taken to task the leaders of the Catholic Health Association and the liberal lobby Network for their outspoken support of President Obama’s heath-care reform bill. Bishop Morlino was particularly critical of the groups for saying that the US bishops were taking the wrong position. ” The Lord Jesus Christ, unworthy though the bishops are, called the bishops to lead the people in faith; He did not call anybody in the Catholic Health Association and he did not call any of the Sisters in Network,” the bishop said.