Valerie Tarico has posted on the recent controversy regarding the Catholic bishops' claim that their "religious liberty" is being infringed upon over health insurance coverage of contraceptives.
This blogger thinks that Tarico is spot-on in her assessment of the situation. This really is a struggle between the rights of individuals and the rights of institutions, not just the institution of the Catholic Church. Obviously, the irony in this situation is palpable. The Republican Party claims to support the rights of the individual over big government. However, they clearly do not use the same logic when discussing other big institutions like corporations and religious hierarchies.
Essentially, the protestations of the Catholic hierarchy over this matter is a classical example of psychological projection.