Tax Away, Big Government! ACA Moves Forward

Supreme Court on Obamacare

Well, that just put a lid on everything I had been planning to tell you about today.  How can you screech about a new video game, or crabby comboxes, or ice cream flavors, when our federal government continues to usurp cherished American freedoms?Obamacare cannot be supported under the Commerce Clause, ruled the Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote; but it can be implemented as a tax. Yessiree:  Despite President Obama’s multiple assertions that “This is not a tax,” a tax it is.  So said the Supre … [Read more...]

Playing in Peoria: The St. Michael Prayer

In 1886, concerned about the spread of communism around the world, Pope Leo XIII penned a prayer to St. Michael the Archangel.  Based on the Book of Revelation’s report of a great heavenly battle (Revelation 12:7), the prayer invokes the assistance of the Archangel Michael to protect us against the evil one.  Pope Leo instructed Catholics around the world to recite this prayer after Mass. The Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel was commonly recited after Mass from that time until the 1960s.  Th … [Read more...]

In October, We Celebrate Life

October is Respect Life Month.  Each year during October, we remember the over 53 million lives lost to abortion since 1973; and we pray for those whose lives may be devalued by the secular society—including the elderly and the disabled.On Sunday, October 2, in cities across America, people who believe in the sanctity of life will join together in peaceful solidarity, standing along heavily traveled roads with signs reminding passersby that abortion kills children and that the Church supports t … [Read more...]