Top U.S. Catholic Bishop: ‘Administration is on Wrong Side of the Constitution Again’
By Terence P. Jeffrey
January 23, 2012
Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has recorded a video message bluntly stating that the Obama administration has a habit of advancing policies that violate the U.S. Constitution.
“But I am afraid the administration is on the wrong side of the Constitution again,” Dolan said in the video.
The new video message is the latest step in an escalating and historically unprecedented confrontation between the Roman Catholic Church and an American president.
It centers around what the American Catholic bishops see as the Obama administration’s efforts to restrict the right of Catholic citizens and institutions to freely exercise their religion as guaranteed by the 1st Amendment to the Constitution.