Aren't you getting tired of this sort of nonsense? Haven't you had enough of Catholics—even priests!—ascribing supernatural powers to a mere mortal? First, some context, from the San Jose Mercury Times:
A religious freedom rally in San Francisco on Friday attracted nearly 500 people from throughout the Bay Area vehemently opposed to a new federal requirement that insurers provide free contraception to workers.
Some waved flags. Others waved rosary beads. Many shouted "unbelievable" as speakers outlined the controversial policy in the national health reform law.
"This affects all of us as Americans, because our first freedom is freedom of religion," said Salvatore Cordileone, Bishop of Oakland.
"How dare the government define for us our religious mission?" he said. "Yes, get the government out of our church."
Initially, the regulation required employers to cover birth control and other preventive services for women without a co-pay or deductible beginning in August.
Now, brace yourself:
At the rally, Father Joseph Fessio of Ignatius Press told the crowd that when Obama was elected, "some people thought they were voting for a Messiah."
"Last month, he performed a true miracle," Fessio said. "He united all of the Catholic bishops in the U.S."