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Why I Wish Catholic Leaders Would Stop Saying Our Church Is Under Attack
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Why I Wish Catholic Leaders Would Stop Saying Our Church Is Under Attack

Tara McGuinness explains why the Obama administration's compromise on the contraception mandate is not a "war on religion."

On Friday the White House reached a compromise on the contraception mandate that can satisfy both reproductive health advocates and Catholic hospitals. For those like Rick Santorum, though, who have been loudly and repeatedly accusing the Obama administration of engaging in “overt hostility to faith in America," this isn’t enough. But if this is really a war against religion, maybe it’s time to ask the people of faith who are supposedly under attack. People like me.

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Tara McGuinness

Executive Director, CAPAF, and Senior Vice President for Communications, CAP

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