Skip to main content

Archbishop Wenski Takes on Obamacare!

The Archdiocese of Miami and Archbishop Wenski have filed a lawsuit in Miami federal court challenging Obamacare's contraceptive care provisions:
"I am defending religious freedom for the Catholic Church and its many ministries," said Wenski in a news conference at the Pastoral Center in Miami Shores, hub for the Archdiocese of Miami. "The mandate jeopardizes our freedom to serve in a way congruent to our consciences and the moral teachings of our faith."
The case is pending before Judge Graham, and the Church is represented by Roberto Javier Diaz of J. Patrick Fitzgerald and Associates, P.A., in the Gables.

Patty Fitzgerald?

Great name for a case like this!

The complaint is a very interesting read too, including passages you don't normally see too often, such as this one:
Plaintiffs’ work is in every respect guided by and consistent with Roman Catholic beliefs. Among those beliefs is the requirement to serve those in need, regardless of their religion. This is perhaps best captured by words attributed to St. Francis of Assisi: “Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.” As Pope Benedict recently put it, “love for widows and orphans, prisoners, and the sick and needy of every kind, is as essential to [the Catholic Church] as the ministry of the sacraments and preaching of the Gospel. The Church cannot neglect the service of charity any more than she can neglect the Sacraments and the Word.” Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est ¶ 22 (2006).
Wow, how do you bluebook the Pope?

(I guess if he says it is correct, you can probably stop there.)

Swlip, time to chime in!


  1. Why are people so ugly they will never get laid deciding who get's contraception?

    Clergy should put up or shut up. Castrate these degenerates.

  2. If little boys could get pregnant the rules would change fast.

  3. There's actually a small book, white with a gold seal that tells you how to cite his holiness.

    (not really but it sounds good)

  4. Your Eminence: Kindly do go fuck yourself.

  5. Who are these lawyers?

  6. This is the same bozo who put himself in the stained glass right next to Jesus and Mary when they did the renovations to St. James Catehederal... Here's a link to the Orlando Sentinel story on the controversy. What a clown.

  7. The Catholic Church have officially become tools of America's radical right.

  8. I don't drop a comment, however after browsing through a lot of responses on "Archbishop Wenski Takes on Obamacare!". I do have a few questions for you if you don't mіnd.

    Is it ϳust me or doeѕ it look liκe а feω of these cοmments looκ like they аrе
    coming fгоm brain deaԁ pеoрle?
    :-Ρ And, if уou arе ρoѕtіng οn adԁitіonal siteѕ, I'd like to follow you. Would you list of the complete urls of all your social networking pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?
    My web site :: View Web Page

  9. Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I also am a
    blogger, and I was wondering your situation; many of
    us have created some nice practices and we are looking to trade techniques with other folks, be sure to shoot me an email if interested.

    Check out my page: plus de vues youtube

  10. Afternoons invariably saw us heading into Famagusta old town to stroll on the sea front to private villas with own pools etc You will pay a premium to stay at home!

    When renting an automobile. It is their aim to make sure you read through the contract
    totally before signing.

    Also visit my web site; car hire paphos airport compare

  11. How can I copy-paste from Google Docs to Wordpress and retain the boldfaced texts?

  12. Hi terrific website! Dоes running a blоg such as this require а lot of ωork?
    I've no expertise in computer programming however I was hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, should you have any ideas or techniques for new blog owners please share. I understand this is off subject however I just needed to ask. Appreciate it!

    Stop by my web site :: skip hire Amersham

  13. Tremendous issueѕ hеre. Ӏ am vегy satisfied to peer
    уοur post. Thanks ѕo muсh аnd
    Ӏ аm taking a looκ forwаrd to touсh you.
    Will you kіnԁly dгор mе a e-mаіl?

    Feel fгeе to ѕurf to my webpage house clearance Barnet


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

My Kind of Federal Judge!

Sure we have Scott Rothstein and his lovely Tom James clothier Romina Sifuentes, but Louisiana has ED LA judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr.:
A federal judge from Louisiana who had run up big gambling debts routinely solicited money and gifts from lawyers with cases before his court, Congressional investigators said Tuesday as the House opened impeachment hearings in the judge’s case. The judge, G. Thomas Porteous Jr. of Federal District Court, had more than $150,000 in credit card debt by 2000, mostly for cash advances spent in casinos, investigators said. Judge Porteous’s requests for cash became so frequent that one New Orleans lawyer said he started trying to dodge the judge.“He began to use excuses that he needed it for tuition, he needed it for living expenses,” the lawyer, Robert Creely, told a House Judiciary Committee task force. “I would avoid him until I couldn’t avoid him anymore.”
Mr. Creely said he and his law partner, Jacob Amato, gave Judge Porteous an estimated $20,000 o…

Honoring Richard C. Seavey

I drank a shit-ton of bourbon last night. Enough to float a battleship.

My head hurts. But not as much as my heart.

We lost another lawyer over the weekend. Not someone who will receive facebook accolades and other public claims of friendship and statements that he shaped and changed lives and careers. Just a guy who did the best he could with what he had. Every day. And he did very, very well to be the best person he could be. 
Richard Seavey was a profoundly private person. In his 49 years, he walked through more than his share of trials and tribulations, mostly asking for no help, leaning on no one. 

Richard was a fantastic lawyer. He could try a case. He could "litigate" a case. He could mediate and settle a case. He was nuanced. He bent but never broke. The blustery Miami lawyer never scared him. To the contrary, he found humor in it, studying it like a science project. Richard never got too high or too low. He was good at lawyering, but you got the f…

First Carnival Triumph Lawsuit on File!

It was filed in the SD FL (of course) and is pending before Judge Graham.

Check it out here.

The lawyer on the pleading is Marcus R. Spagnoletti.