I came across this in a Sunday Church bulletin that I had saved in my bible.
“BE PROUD OF BEING CATHOLIC: (Excerpts of an article written by Sam Miller, prominent Cleveland JEWISH businessman: “………….Why would newspapers carry on a vendetta on one of the most important institutions that we have today in the United States, namely the Catholic Church?
1. Did you know-the Catholic Church educates 2.6 million students everyday at the cost to our Church of 10 billion dollars, and a savings on the other hand to the American taxpayer of 18 billion dollars. Our graduates go on to graduate studies at the rate of 92%, all at a cost to us. To the rest of the Americans it’s free.
2. The Church has 230 colleges and universities in the U.S. with an enrollment of 700,000 students.
3. The Catholic Church has a non-profit hospital system of 637 hospitals, which account for hospital treatment of 1 out of every 5 people-not just Catholics-in the United States today. “
Do you realize what will happen if the Church refuses to provide abortion pills and contraceptives as ordered by the HHS mandate? Some Bishops say they will go to jail before including those services in their health insurance programs for employees. Because our schools and hospitals provide education and services for everyone, not just Catholics, The Church does not qualify for the narrow exclusion in the plan. Do you really think Obama wants to have a legacy of being the first president to jail Catholic Bishops?