The Catholic bishops claim that since birth control is against the churches moral tenants, Catholic institutions like hospitals shouldn’t pay for birth control coverage for their employees.
If this is true, what does this story say about the Catholic’s position on child sex abuse? The Helena, Montana Catholic Diocese says an insurance company needs to cough up the cash to pay for a growing number of child sexual abuse lawsuits the diocese is facing.
As the Helena IR reports, the church wants an insurance company to pay for the multiple lawsuits it is facing after:
individuals alleged both male and female clergy committed abusive acts, including fondling, forced sodomy and an offer of cash for sex in Helena and other locations from the 1940s into the 1970s. The lawsuits allege that the Helena diocese engaged in a pattern of employing, sheltering and protecting clergy who it knew, or should have known, were engaged in sexual abuse.
The insurance company from whom the church as demanded payment has sued the diocese, saying it isn’t paying.