Catholic Church regulation bill pulled

The Hartford Courant has just posted a news item concerning SB 1098 here. The hearing scheduled for March 11 (tomorrow) has been canceled.

The Courant has more.

A controversial bill that would change the way the Catholic church governs itself has been pulled and a public hearing planned Wednesday on the issue postponed until its constitutionality can be determined.

The hearing had been expected to draw hundreds of people, many of whom where angry about what they view as the state’s inappropriate and perhaps unconstitutional incursion into church affairs.

At a press conference this morning at the legislative office building, Tom Gallagher of Greenwich, who has long advocated that lay people be given greater responsibilities within the church, said he has asked Rep. Michael Lawlor and Sen. Andrew McDonald, co-chairmen of the legislature’s judiciary committee, to put off the hearing until Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has reviewed the matter.

Update: Morrissey at HotAir reports.

6 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    “……to put off the hearing until Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has reviewed the matter.”

    Or until the public’s attention is distracted by something else, and they can slip it through some late Friday night under the cover of darkness….

  2. PatRiot
    PatRiot says:

    The hushed voices of common sense and a true America have become regular conversation.  Our voices have been heard on the church issue.  We must be vigilant.  Now that we have their ear, let them hear what we want:  common sense,  restored State & Federal Constitutions and their full freedoms, a Republic not a Socialist state, Reps of the people, true to their oaths. 

    Some of us have awoken.  We must wake the others for we need their help. 

  3. PatRiot
    PatRiot says:

    Obama: " People in the rust belt are bitter folk who cling to their bibles and guns".  If we cling to the 10 Commandments, the Constitution and common sense, we will be fine.  They are the foundation that this country was built on.  6 of the 10 Commandements just make good civilized sense.     The Old Testament guides Jews, Muslims and Christians – that would be most Americans: a great voice to champion freedom of religion. 

  4. CT-Amy
    CT-Amy says:

    Even though the hearing has been canceled, many churches and people are still planning to show up in order to drive home the point that this is unacceptable.

    WTIC reports: ‘Several Republican lawmakers says they’re outraged by the cancellation and they’ll hold their own hearing Wednesday so hundreds of Catholics expected to descend on the Capitol can have their voices heard.’ My church has called me and asked me to go. A determined yet peaceful mob may make our legislators think twice before trying to pass unconstitutional laws.

  5. sqkingsley
    sqkingsley says:

    The problem is also with the Church Parishioners who started this.  Of course, no one is holding a gun to their head forcing them to attend and donate to this or any other Church.  If they don't like the way the Church is run – they are free to go elsewhere.  Are they not?  These few Parisioners are obviously democrats and further demonstrate a democrats inability to have regard for anything but their own selfish agenda.

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