And in "Setting the Record Straight," as the document is titled, they affirm their teaching authority and say that dissent from episcopal teaching among Catholics, such as the endorsement of the health care reform by the Catholic Health Association, resulted "in confusion and a wound to Catholic unity."
The Catholic Health Association (CHA) came out in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) during the heated debate over the bill, despite the USCCB's criticism of the measure for its funding of abortion, lack of conscience protection, and other serious flaws.
The dissenting Catholics who supported Obamacare have finally been called to task. Well done, USCCB!
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