The “Show Me State” Shows Us That They Pray

Welcome to Missouri, a land of fertile plains, rolling hills, well-watered prairies and historic rivers…. and Prayer. On August 8, Missourians voted by a wide margin (83% of voters, or 780,000 people) for Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment which protects Missouri residents’ right to pray in public.  Missouri’s Catholic bishops backed the amendment, issuing a statement on August 3 which said “True religious freedom does not just constitute freedom to worship on Sunday, but also includes t … [Read more...]

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Stand Up for Religious Freedom—One More Time!

Our work isn’t done, folks. Apparently, some in the White House and the media think that the Church’s opposition to the HHS Mandate has lost steam.  But just to be sure you know how great this is for women, the White House staged a June 7 “Women’s Health Town Hall” which they describe as “an interactive, open dialogue about how the health care law, the Affordable Care Act, is improving the health of women and their families.”Tomorrow, June 8, is your chance to let them know how wrong the … [Read more...]

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Fr. Pfleger Is Victim of Vandalism, Fire

What gives? Twice this week, I write about Father Michael Pfleger?The Chicago priest, unconventional as he may be, does not deserve this: According to the Chicago Tribune, he was awakened Wednesday morning at 2:15 by a knock on the rectory door at St. Sabina. The police were there, notifying him that someone had started a fire at the front doors of the church’s gymnasium, using a shirt that had been tied to the door handles.Father Pfleger isn’t surprised. He says that he receives a lot … [Read more...]

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