Some Guys Just Won’t Take ‘No’ for an Answer! Obama Seeks Emergency Ruling to Advance His Immigration Plan

The Obama Administration just will not take "No" for an answer.On Monday evening, February 16, a Texas judge stopped the President's plan to issue work permits and legal protections to undocumented immigrants.  The plan, which has been decried by conservatives as an overreach of executive authority, would have granted protections and benefits to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants.  But Texas Judge Andrew S. Hanen, in a 123-page ruling, argued that Obama had broken the law by failing … [Read more...]

Hobby Lobby Victory, and Other Stuff to Pray For (UPDATED)

Hobby Lobby wins!  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning that the family-owned business will not be required to abide by the HHS Mandate, which requires employers to cover the cost of contraceptives for their employees.Join with me in a prayer of thanks at this ruling. But let's remember, too, to continue our prayers for this nation.  The Court did not unanimously see the logic in Hobby Lobby's reasoned objection to offering free contraceptives and abortifacients.  In fact, t … [Read more...]

For Father’s Day: Must-Reads for Dads and Ordinary Guys

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My bookcase is filling up with great reads--things which deserve more time and thoughtful reporting than I'm going to give them here today.I know, though, that Father's Day is coming--and I don't want to miss the chance to help you with your shopping, and help some excellent Catholic writers to get the word out about their newest titles.  If you're considering giving Dad the gift of the printed word, let me recommend a few ideas to get you started:Randy Hain's Journey to Heaven: A Road … [Read more...]